Dividends and Buybacks

The Top 20 S&P 500 Companies Buying Back Stock in 2017

Long-term investors have generally been a fan of stock buybacks and dividends. After all, dividends can account for about half of all shareholder returns over time. And buybacks can help ...
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Companies Are Getting Smarter and More Selective on Buybacks and Dividends

Equity investors love two things on top of capital gains when it comes to investing over the long haul: stock buybacks and dividends. While dividends add to shareholder returns in ...
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Nervous Investors May Like These Stocks That Pay Huge Dividends

You can almost feel it in the air. The market is expensive, and while today looks positive, the huge tech selling recently was a sharp reminder that the party may ...
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6 Most Important Things in the Business World Now

The initial public offering of Saudi Aramco, which could be among the biggest in history, has been delayed because of arguments about where the large oil company should list its ...
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More Concerns Over BP’s High Dividend Yield

BP PLC (NYSE: BP) has perhaps the highest dividend yield of the global oil giants. While concerns over how sustainable the dividend yield is are not new, Merrill Lynch has ...
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Merrill Lynch Loves These 4 Buy-Rated Blue Chip Dividend Sector Leaders

In an expensive market there is one good path for investors to follow: stick with the companies that have upside earnings potential, and stay with sector leaders that have shown ...
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Are Retail and Apparel Dividend Yields Reaching Panic Levels?

Investors love dividends. For long-term investors, dividends can account for more than half of total returns over time. While investors love companies with high dividend yields and those that can be ...
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ZTO Express Announces $300 Million Buyback Plan

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) saw its shares make a handy gain to kick off the week after the company announced a new share repurchase program. ZTO plans to ...
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Baird Dividend Portfolio Offers Big Yields, Safety and Solid Upside Potential

Despite the constant chatter from the Federal Reserve and those on Wall Street anxious to see interest rates move higher, the reality is almost every uptick in yields brings in ...
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UBS Dividend Ruler Stocks Walloping S&P 500: 4 to Buy Now

It is no surprise to longtime investors that total return is a key for success now, as the markets print all-time highs, and yields are still close to all-time lows. ...
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How Analysts View Frontier Communications After Its Slashed Dividend

Frontier Communications Corp. (NYSE: FTR) had already been a serial disappointment to investors. Having such a high double-digit yield based upon cash flow management rather than based upon a traditional ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Red-Hot Top Q2 Stock Picks Also Pay Dividends

The top firms we cover on Wall Street all have their lists of high conviction stocks that are sometimes long-term 12-18 month plays, and those portfolios are adjusted as time ...
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Value or Value Trap: Meet the 21 S&P 500 Stocks Valued Under 10 Times Earnings

The bull market is now well over eight years old, and investors are looking for new ideas for how they should be investing their money. Stocks, bonds and commodities are all ...
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Is AT&T the Best Defensive Stock Against a 2017 Market Correction?

Now that we basically are one-third of the way through 2017, one amazing trend is that this eight-year-old bull market continues to rage on. Despite a weaker-than-expected gross domestic product report ...
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8 Defensive Stocks to Avoid a Market Sell-Off for the Summer of 2017

The year 2017 has not been a normal one at all for investors. The bull market is eight years old, and the Trump bump from late 2016 hasn't been met by ...
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