Dividends and Buybacks

Can Dillard’s Afford a 50% Dividend Hike?

On Thursday, department store retailer Dillard's Inc. (NYSE: DDS) announced a 50% boost to the company's quarterly cash dividend. The new $0.15-per-share dividend will be paid in November to shareholders ...
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Altria Delivers Yet Another Dividend Hike With a Monster Yield

It almost seems too good to be true that a tobacco giant can keep raising its dividend year in and year out. After all, smoking cigarettes is just not that ...
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8 Dividends Yields of 10% and Higher That May Have Upside Potential

Investors love their dividends. These payouts over time can supplement income needs for retirement, and they also can be reinvested to grow total returns over many years. A statistic commonly ...
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A 14% Dividend Yield That Can Keep Growing With Over 25% Implied Upside

It's no secret that investors love their dividends. Some statistics in the media have pointed to dividends accounting for half of total returns over time. While high dividend yields can ...
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Why Jefferies US Dividend Watch Stocks May Be the Best 2019 Buys Now

Massive volatility, huge up and down market swings, recession fears, geopolitical fears, the election cycle in full swing. It’s almost more than most investors can take. However, with yields falling ...
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Dividend Investors Have Reasons to Look to Big Biotech Over Big Pharma Ahead

Over the past three decades, the unlimited investing potential of biotechnology was all about growth. Companies could grow from nothing to see untold billions of dollars selling cures and treatments ...
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How Banks Are Replacing Treasuries, Utilities and CDs for Income Investors

Many investors need income from their stocks to help supplement their life or retirement. With the yield on Treasuries so low, and with the Federal Reserve embarking on an interest ...
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8 Fresh Dividend Hikes That May Entice More Income Investors

It's no secret that investors love dividends. Having a high dividend yield is one thing, but companies that manage to keep increasing their dividend payouts to shareholders are often the ...
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10 Dividends That Can See Double-Digit Growth for 5 Years or Longer

It's no secret that investors love their dividends. Investors praise companies that can raise their dividends year after year, and a commitment to a strong dividend policy is a company's ...
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Corning Plans to Keep Making Shareholders Richer With Buybacks and Dividend Hikes

Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) is one of the old-world industrial companies that has been in the interest of the technology space for more than two decades now because it makes ...
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Revisiting American Water Works as a Stock to Own for the Next Decade

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) has been an incredible performer over the years. It fits right in on the defensive utility sector trade for investors who want predictability ...
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11 Major Risks for Value Investors With Stocks at All-Time Highs

The bull market is now well into its 10th year, and many investors have been scratching their heads, trying to figure out how to be positioned heading into 2020. On ...
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How the Case for Owning American Electric Power for the Next Decade Has Changed

With a new decade on the horizon, investors need to be considering what worked over the past decade and whether they should expect the same or different outcomes for what ...
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Why Cisco Still Qualifies as a Stock to Own for the Next Decade

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has acted like a champ in 2019. Its shares were up about 30% year to date, one of the top stocks in the Dow Jones ...
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Does 3M Face Longer-Term Dividend Risks After 2019 and 2020?

It's a tough time to be a true industrial conglomerate. While the woes of 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) may still be light years better than a generally eclectic rival conglomerate, ...
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