Dividends and Buybacks


Altria Earnings Show That the Dividend Is Sustainable

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Friday morning. For the quarter, the tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Altria Earnings Focus on Dividend Payout

Before the opening bell on Friday morning, Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter and full-year earnings. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for earnings per ...
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Will Enterprise Discuss Layoffs, Costs or Future Distributions With Earnings?

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings Thursday morning. The giant master limited partnership (MLP) has an infrastructure and toll road model in the ...
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UBS Makes First Changes to 2015 Dividend Ruler Stock List

With the long Treasury bond hitting the lowest yields we have ever seen, it is becoming apparent that, despite some calling for the Federal Reserve to raise rates as soon as this ...
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Merrill Lynch’s High-Yield Utility Stocks That Are Still a Good Buy

While the argument continues over when exactly the Federal Reserve will raise rates for the first time in 2015, one thing seems pretty clear to all. The rate hikes will ...
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Analyst Shows Why GE Likely to Keep Raising Its Dividend

When General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) reported its fourth-quarter earnings, the conglomerate gave a little bit for the bulls and a little bit for the bears. We are starting to ...
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Reality Sets in at Cliffs as the Dividend Is Eliminated

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced that during the last quarter of 2014 and the first part of January 2015, the company reduced its net debt balance by over ...
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Moving Into Safe-Yield Stocks During Dangerous Markets

As the major indexes swing wildly up and down, a few stocks are not only safe havens, but also have high sustainable dividends and chances to rise in better markets. ...
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Analyst’s 5 Large-Cap Dividend Energy Stocks to Buy With Oil Plunging

With oil down over 50% from the highs posted last summer, and firms around Wall Street cutting estimates for the next three years, energy investors are decidedly at a loss ...
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J.P. Morgan Stays Very Defensive on Top MLPs to Buy in 2015

Plain and simple, the energy sector has been a nightmare for investors over the past seven months. Obviously, demand and supply is an issue, but some analysts estimate that as ...
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Merrill Lynch 2015 Outlook for Stocks, Bonds, Energy, Income, Themes and More

The strategist team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has released its first RIC Report for 2015. While it also analyzes what didn't work in 2014, the more important issue ...
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UBS’s Highest Yielding Dividend Ruler Stocks With Solid Growth Prospects for 2015

One trend that has continued into 2015 has been the plunge in interest rates. With the 30-year U.S. Treasury bond yielding a paltry 2.9%, the slowest since July of 2012, ...
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Why Analyst Team Raised Windstream and Frontier to Buy — Dividends and Value

Merrill Lynch has chosen several stocks from several different sectors to upgrade on Monday. Both of the telecom companies under this broader sector upgrade and downgrade theme have had positive reactions ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Visa in 2015

The bull market has been running for nearly six years now. In 2014, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index was up ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Verizon in 2015

The bull market has been running for almost six years now, and the 2014 gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 7.5% while the S&P 500 Index was 11.4% ...
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