Dividends and Buybacks

Chevron

Why the Caltex Sale Makes Chevron Dividend Safer

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) has been unable to avoid the carnage of the oil and gas sector. Despite a 2% gain, mostly tied to the broader stock market rally, Chevron ...
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Time for Investors to Worry About Too Much Dividend Growth

Investors love dividends, particularly when those payouts are from companies that keep raising their dividends. But what happens when the focus on dividends and return of capital to shareholders becomes ...
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Yahoo $2 Billion Buyback Is Larger Than It Seems

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is looking to return even more money to its shareholders. After announcing a $2 billion stock buyback, and considering that the largest part of this company's market value is ...
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7 Companies That Seriously Should Split Their Stocks

The bull market is now six years old, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and S&P 500 have bounced an average of about 200% each from the March 2009 ...
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Should Investors Sell GM Into Its Buybacks?

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has seen its share of ups and downs. Despite having recently hit 52-week highs, GM has not fully recovered to post-IPO highs from before the ...
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4 Attractive Dividend Stocks for a Low Interest Rate World

For stock investors the past six years have been tremendous, but for income investors not so much. Yields on certificates of deposit from banks are still at generational lows, and ...
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What an 84% Dividend Cut Is REALLY Telling Investors

If you think that low commodity prices and a weak baseline for the economy are not having an impact on corporate governance decisions, you are about to see just how ...
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Buybacks and Dividends at All-Time High in 2014, Even More Seen in 2015

If you are an investor, chances are high that you are among the millions who like to see dividends and stock buybacks. These two strategies have contributed handily to investors' ...
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Is It Finally Safe to Buy AT&T After the DJIA Booted It?

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) was probably not too happy that it was booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has finally joined the Dow, and ...
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Nordic American Tankers Dividend Yield May Go Over 10%

It is no secret that investors love dividends. The higher the better, particularly if they are safe dividends or if they are rising ones. The chairman and chief executive of ...
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Does HP Dividend Hike Relieve Some Separation Anxiety?

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) announced Thursday morning that it will raise its quarterly dividend by 10% from $0.16 to $0.176, beginning with its next declared dividend payment, which the company ...
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6 Big Dividend Hikes Expected Soon

Stocks are effectively at their all-time highs, and now we have the Federal Reserve promising again to not bring swift and massive interest rate hikes. This is a great climate ...
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The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions by Investors Now

With the market acting somewhat like a heavyweight boxer that took a haymaker but is still wobbling on, many investors are starting to get nervous. If the equity strategists at ...
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Exxon or Chevron: Which Has Better Odds for Hitting Earnings Targets?

From a peak in late July, shares of the two largest U.S.-based integrated oil companies have fallen by 20% to 25%. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) has lost about $70 ...
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Will Big Buyback Boost United Technologies Stock?

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced Friday morning that it will repurchase $2.65 billion in stock in an accelerated repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. The buyback includes ...
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