Dividends and Buybacks


4 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now, Even as the Market Gets Extended

The way 2016 started off, it looked like we were in for a very dreary year. By mid-February the market had dropped a stunning 11.4% in six short weeks. The ...
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4 Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks Highlight Jefferies Top Value Calls

While rates have certainly gone higher over the past month, the bottom line is we still are in a low rate environment, and it appears one good thing to do ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 3 Top Energy Stocks Rated Buy Yielding 4.5% or More

It almost seems funny now when talking heads on the financial networks talk about interest rates shooting higher on the 10-year and 30-year U.S. Treasury debt. Oh sure they are higher ...
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Should Twitter Give Its Cash Back to Investors?

After poor earnings, shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) fell 13% to $15.40, which is barely above its all-time low, as well as down from $51 per share a year ...
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Why Investors Likely Will Ignore the IBM Dividend Hike

Raising dividends is supposed to be a good thing for shareholders. Unfortunately for International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), a broken business model and a stock that is still up ...
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4 Top Dividend Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Weaker Dollar

After an extended run higher that lasted over a year, it’s starting to look like the move higher for the U.S. dollar may be just about over. With a very ...
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2 Cheap Pharmaceuticals Highlight Jefferies Franchise Picks Dividend Stocks to Buy

With the market rallying to 2016 highs, the question for investors is the same one faced every time this happens: What now? After two brutal 10% or more sell-offs in less than ...
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Merrill Lynch Likes 3 Big Dividend Telecom Stocks Into Q1 Earnings

The moment of truth has arrived as the first quarter earnings extravaganza is in full effect this week and beyond. Investors who have paid attention during the quarter know that ...
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4 Value Blue Chip Stocks to Buy That All Yield 4% or More

The low yield landscape many thought would start to change by this year is looking more and more like a longer term event. In fact, Bloomberg notes that the demand ...
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3 Out of Favor Stocks With Solid Upside Potential and Big Dividends

Despite that the fact that the market is struggling to keep its head above the break-even level this year, the S&P 500 is not all that far from the all-time ...
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National Oilwell Varco Slashes Dividend 90%

Oilfield services provider National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV) announced Monday morning that the company is chopping its quarterly dividend from $0.46 to $0.05 per share. The company attributed its ...
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How a Weaker Dollar Will Help 4 Top Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks

After over a year and a half of almost solid upward appreciation by the U.S. dollar, the tide appears to have finally turned some. In fact, after six consecutive quarters ...
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UBS Adds New Stock for April to Prestigious Dividend Ruler Stocks Portfolio

One thing has become very clear as interest rates have plunged since the beginning of 2016, dividend stocks that were somewhat out-of-favor last year continue looking to be much more ...
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4 Health Care REITs to Buy That Offer Growth and Pay Big Dividends

As we have noted before, the United States has an aging population, and one that is growing older, faster. The demand for medical services, assisted living, Alzheimer's care and many ...
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Deutsche Bank Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Buy Also Pay Solid Dividends

If Thursday is any indication, the market is nervous about first-quarter earnings, and after a big run off the lows posted in February, it looks as though people are taking ...
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