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Short Interest Swings in High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data are out for the August 15 settlement date. 24/7 Wall St. reviews the higher-yield defensive dividend stocks for a sense of what short sellers may be ...
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Kinder Morgan Receives Ultra-Fast FTC Merger Clearance

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) has already announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved an early termination for the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period. This waiting period started on August 10, ...
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3 Business Development Company Stocks With Attractive Dividends

The business development company (BDC) segment may have come under fire this summer, but looking forward it still provides investment potential in the form of its dividends. The pressure was ...
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10 Fresh Higher Dividends and Buybacks That Should Not Be Overlooked

The trend has been around for years: companies reward their shareholders by paying out dividends or buying back stock. Some companies do both. But what stands out the most is ...
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Altria Dividend Hike Brings Telecom Yield Ambitions

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is at it again with a dividend hike. The news looks great on the surface. However, we are still a bit shocked at how little ...
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More Than Meets the Eye in Sally Beauty Stock Buyback

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH) shares have rallied handily on the heels of the company authorizing a new $1 billion share repurchase program. This is one of those instances ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data is out for the July 31 settlement date. We often review the higher-yield defensive dividend stocks for a barometer of what short sellers may be thinking. ...
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Why Investors Cheered Annaly Earnings, Plus Key Analyst Upgrade

Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) is perhaps the king or gold standard of mortgage-backed securities real estate investment trusts (M-REITs). So when it reports earnings, that can ripple through ...
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Is Everyone Turning Against Groupon?

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) posted earnings that just didn't please anyone outside of short sellers. While meeting earnings estimates at $0.01 per share, revenue growth of 23% to $751.6 million ...
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BofA Dividend Hike May Just Be the First Step in Capital Returns

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) has delivered good news to its common shareholders. The Federal Reserve has removed the block on its capital plan after it was resubmitted. In ...
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UBS Adds New Stocks to Buy to Its Equity Focus List

After a brutal sell-off on Thursday, and possibly more selling on the horizon, investors are starting to get a little nervous that the long-running Wall Street party may be over. ...
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Could Verizon, AT&T, Level 3 and Others Follow Windstream in REIT Creations?

There is a potential game changing blueprint for the telecom and data carrier industry now. This may seem far-fetched on the surface, but imagine if telecom giants such as AT&T ...
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Windstream Gets Creative in REIT Transformation – It Matters!!!

This story has been updated below. Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) has been a controversial stock for more than just a little while. Now the communications and technology solutions ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the July 15 settlement date is out and we have compared the defensive dividend stocks, aside of utilities, to what has happened since the June ...
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Yieldco Stocks Are Exploding — the Top Ones to Buy Now

The rise of master limited partnerships (MLPs) as an asset class coincided with investors' desire for stable and growing cash flow. In 2013, there were more than 20 initial public ...
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