Dividends and Buybacks

Investors have flocked to the dividends of Big Pharma and flocked to the limitless upside of major biotech outfits for years. Valuations are no longer considered high for these two healthcare...
Scotts Miracle-Gro posted better-than-expected results Wednesday morning, and announced a 7% dividend increase, along with a $5 per share special dividend.
Wells Fargo released a disappointing second-quarter earnings report and lowered its dividend before the opening bell on Tuesday.
24/7 Wall St. has identified five defensive stocks that must greatly improve before they are deemed expensive or fully valued again.
The oil and gas industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but many companies have continued to pay their previous dividends. Are they going to be able to continue doing so?
The Federal Reserve has created a formula to determine whether a bank can pay third-quarter dividends. Of the nation's eight largest banks, seven have said they will pay their dividends.
Some companies are better at changing their business models than others. Sempra Energy is proving that it may be better at changing its operations that its competitors are.
The Credit Suisse HOLT team has three new ideas for the third quarter of 2020. These companies all have strong cash flows and solid dividends.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the cap on bank stock dividends by looking at it on those paid in the second quarter and being given a further limit based on recent earnings.
If investors have learned one thing over time, it is that it can be very painful when a company announces that it is cutting its dividend. 24/7 Wall St. has screened out 10 stocks that have dividends...
Retail giant Target announced on Thursday that was raising its quarterly dividend by 3%. However, there are some other key takeaways that investors need to consider here for the long haul.
With tens of billions of new capital coming to effectively privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is it possible that one or both will be able to pay dividends to their shareholders?
When the economy went into panic mode and the insta-recession was becoming unavoidable, many major companies and small companies alike began taking immediate action to either maintain strong...
U.K. tobacco giant Imperial Brands has slashed its dividend. Will American tobacco companies follow suit?
When the economy began to face an instant recession from the coronavirus, even before the name COVID-19 became labeled a pandemic, the phenomena of buying defensive stocks was thrown out the window....