Dividends and Buybacks


12 Companies Expected to Raise Their Dividends Very Soon

With stocks having hit all-time highs and with the bull market now six years old, investors have to consider carefully which stocks and sectors they want to invest in. One ...
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5 Dividend Stocks to Buy as European Index Crushes S&P 500

After years of underperformance, the STOXX Europe 600 is mauling the S&P 500 this year, and it is a trend that could continue for a while. The large European index ...
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5 US Companies Focused on Returning Capital to Shareholders

If the 2008 recession and stock market calamity taught one lesson to chief financial officers of major corporations, it was one of lowering leverage, issuing less new debt and taking ...
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Despite Stock Market Highs, 13 Major Dividend Cuts

Investors have a lot to cheer about these days. The bull market is now six years old, the major stock market averages have hit new all-time highs, and most major companies seem ...
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Jamie Dimon Readies J.P. Morgan Investors for Much Larger Dividends Ahead

Jamie Dimon, chief executive and chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), hosted the banking giant's 2015 investors day on Tuesday. While there were many comments defending the bank's ...
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Steep Discount on Health Care REIT Secondary Offering

Health Care REIT Inc. (NYSE: HCN) has priced its underwritten public secondary offering of 17 million shares of its common stock at a price of $75.50 per share. While it ...
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Merrill Lynch Dividend Yield Stocks to Buy

With a general consensus that at some point this year, maybe as soon as this summer, interest rates are poised to rise, owning dividend yield stocks is a somewhat contrarian ...
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Analyst’s 5 Super High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy

If there was any segment that took a beating in 2014 in addition to the energy sector, it was the business development companies (BDCs). Between being removed from indexes during ...
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Higher Wages, Higher Dividend May Not Be Good Enough for Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The retailing giant posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.61 on total ...
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With Oil Cut in Half, Will Any of the Majors Cut Dividends?

For years, conservative investors looking for income have trusted the major integrated oil companies for stable growth and consistent quarterly income. For the most part, that has always been a ...
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Apple Value Now Larger Than Combined GE, Wal-Mart, GM, McDonald’s

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been all over the news for being the first company to close above a $700 billion market cap. That blows out the likes of the ...
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Pepsi Takes Aim at New All-Time High on Earnings

PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the snack food and beverage company posted core (adjusted) diluted earnings per share ...
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One Analyst Sees Boardwalk Undervalued by Almost 60%

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. (NYSE: BWP) has now had its fourth-quarter earnings release, and investors know that the quarterly distribution will be $0.10 per unit. 24/7 Wall St. has seen a ...
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Microsoft Needs More Debt to Pay for Stock Buybacks

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise additional capital. Rather than selling shares, the company has filed for a debt offering. ...
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UBS Makes Changes to Dividend Rulers Stock List for February

With interest rates backing up on the strong employment reading last Friday, the Wall Street strategists handicapping the timing of when the Federal Reserve will start to raise interest rates have ...
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