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Deep Discount for Health Care REIT Secondary Offering

Health Care REIT Inc. (NYSE: HCN) has joined the waves of companies looking to raise capital after strong share price gains. The senior living and health care properties real estate ...
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Analyst Team Positive on Top MLPs Despite Sector Valuation Concerns

The world of master limited partnerships (MLPs) is often considered complex, and it is sometimes considered controversial. That being said, investors have made massive sums of money on these vehicles ...
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Time to Buy LINN Energy and LINN Co. for Higher Payouts?

A fresh report from Abhiram Rajendran, the analyst covering master limited partnerships (MLPs) for Credit Suisse, basically signals that it is time to buy into LINN Energy LLC (NASDAQ: LINE) ...
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Top-Yielding Stocks Dominate UBS Equity Focus List for September

With the holiday and the traditionally slow dog days of August over, trading volume and the equity capital markets should all start returning to normal. With only one-third of 2014 ...
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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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