Dividends and Buybacks

ConocoPhillips Delivers Huge Win for Shareholders

Things have improved handily from a year ago in the energy sector. Still, even with a pro-energy White House, things are far from perfect in the oil and gas sector. ...
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Missiles Deliver Big Dividend Hike for Raytheon Shareholders

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has been one of the post-election winners that benefited from the so-called trump Bump due to higher military spending ambitions. It turns out that the hype ...
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The Big Dividend-Paying Banks Have Been Mauled: 4 to Buy Now

There’s an old saying on Wall Street and it still rings true today: “Stocks go up like an escalator, and down like an elevator.” Boy has that ever been the ...
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Frontier Communications Faces More Serious High-Yield Dividend Concerns

Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) keeps facing ever tougher news headlines. While investors hate to see Sell ratings issued on their stocks, those who still risk their money by holding shares ...
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Top Strategist Moves Energy to Overweight: 5 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

While the overall market continued to chug ahead during the first quarter of 2017 in a continuation of the Trump rally, energy stocks have suffered as the price of crude ...
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Verizon Highest Yielding Dow Stock, With 4.6% Payout

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) may no longer be a growth company, although with its wireless phone business and recent buyouts of AOL and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) might argue ...
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Merrill Lynch Says Time to Buy These 5 Top Dividend Aristocrat Stocks

There is almost no question that the market is getting a little tired and long in the tooth. Having rallied since March of 2009 and becoming a full-fledged bull market ...
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Merrill Lynch Very Positive on Large-Cap Dividend Tech Stocks Now

As the market feels to be settling into a sideways trading range, many investors are becoming ever more concerned about how to utilize new capital. Should you wait and see if ...
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UBS Dividend Ruler Portfolio Stocks Raising Payouts at a Furious Pace

We often have noted here at 24/7 Wall St. that one of the keys for long-term investors is total return. This is important because despite the eight-year bull market, which ...
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Dividend Woes: Frontier Loses Its Biggest Bull on Wall Street

Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) has just lost one of the remaining bulls. Bank of America Merrill Lynch's David Barden and Joshua Frantz officially have thrown in the towel on ...
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Jefferies Says Buy These Dividend-Paying Companies That Missed Expectations

We have written on numerous occasions that it has become harder with each passing trading day to find stocks that are not sky-high expensive. We are in the phase of ...
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Jefferies Makes Another Huge Change to Franchise Picks Portfolio

Most of the top firms we cover here at 24/7 Wall St. are tweaking their high-conviction stocks lists for 2017, and many are trying to take into account macro changes ...
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Warren Buffett’s Top Dividend Picks Versus 2017 Dogs of the Dow

Something odd has taken place over in the offices of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) in late 2016 and into 2017. The 2017 full list of Buffett's stock picks included larger ...
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3 Big Companies Buckling to Activist Investors

It seems as though activist investors still have a major role in the ups and downs of the stock market. Some activist efforts help companies through time, while others look ...
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5 High-Dividend Growth Stocks to Buy for the Coming Volatility

“It’s different this time.” It is a phrase uttered every single time nobody can explain how markets can rally past the point of good reason, and at this juncture, they clearly ...
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