Dividends and Buybacks

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Four Stocks to Own as the Market Sells Off

The current sell-off of major U.S. stocks and the resulting drop in the primary indexes shows many signs it could continue. Investors have shown anxiety over high valuations of many ...
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Warren Buffett’s Top Dividend Stocks

Now that stocks have pulled back from their highs, some investors have moved on to more defensive stock positions. That move often lands some of the top dividend payers as ...
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Highest Yielding UBS Dividend Ruler Stocks

The more the market gets hit, the more people stare at their portfolios and wonder what would be the best additions. We frequently update the UBS Dividend Ruler stocks list, ...
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Why a Dividend Hike Merits Some Caution in P&G and Consumer Products

The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), the world's top consumer products giant and a Dow Jones Industrial Average component, made important news on Monday by announcing that it was ...
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Market Scare: When Utilities Are Hot Again

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit all-time highs this last week, but a sharp sell-off on Friday caused some serious concerns. Fear and ...
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Big New Stock Buyback Plan From AT&T — 6% Off Its Shares

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is already the highest Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dividend payer by far. Its yield is 5.2%, and that is after its stock has rallied almost ...
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Dear Citi, a Truly Pathetic Response to Dividend Denial

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) shares are being punished over the Federal Reserve not allowing the company to increase its stock buyback or its common stock dividend. The reality is that ...
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Citi and Four Banks Rejected for Dividend and Buyback Hikes by Fed

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) is one of five banks which were not given approval for their proposed capital plans filed with the Federal Reserve. This means that the bank will ...
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Telecoms Liven Up Short Interest in Big Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the first two weeks of March is out, and the results among the top high-yield safe dividend stocks are mixed. The biggest changes took place ...
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Cantor Fitzgerald Says Buy These Four High-Dividend Low-PE Mega Tech Stocks

Gut wrenching sell-offs on momentum stocks are not the way most investors want to start off the week. With volatility rising and momentum and biotechnology names getting crushed, many investors ...
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UBS High-Conviction, High-Dividend Stocks to Buy

24/7 Wall St. looks over and reviews dozens of Wall Street research reports on the hunt for new ideas for its readers. After a review, UBS recently updated its High ...
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Six Undercovered Dividend Hikes That Really Stand Out

This last week was less noisy on the corporate news front now that earnings season has ended, but several dividend hikes took place which should really matter to investors. The ...
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Dividend Hikes and Buybacks Expected After Bank Stress Tests

In the past, big banks and banks that took bailout money had to fret over each and every round of stress tests. That appears to be far from the case ...
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Get Ready for Talk of an Apple Dividend Hike

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) remains a great value company that creates great computing and electronics products. The problem is that Apple remains very unexciting, and whenever CEO Tim Cook makes ...
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Analyst Upgrade Question: Is Enterprise Now the Best MLP for Investors?

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) was the beneficiary of an analyst upgrade at Credit Suisse on Wednesday. The firm's John Edwards raised Enterprise Products to Outperform from Neutral, and ...
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