Dividends and Buybacks

13 Fresh Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore

It is no secret that investors love when companies pay solid dividends and when they announce strong stock buyback plans. What they love even more is when companies increase their ...
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Analysts Love These 4 Total Return Stocks That All Yield 5% or More

Up and down, round and round, every day it seems like the stock market has a 500-point move back and forth. One thing seems pretty evident for the rest of ...
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AbbVie Delivers on Promise of Higher Dividend and Stronger Stock Buybacks

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) is joining the companies raising their shareholder rewards. The pharmaceutical products maker has announced how it will further commit to previously forecast moves. AbbVie is raising ...
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Phillips 66 Shrinks Warren Buffett’s Dominance With Huge Stock Buyback

As the markets and investors await the release of the top holdings of America's top fund managers and investment gurus, we have already seen news that one of the large ...
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Merrill Lynch Rates 5 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks as Top 2018 Buys

If there is one thing many investors look for when the market becomes expensive it is consistency. And if any group of stocks has delivered over the years in that ...
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Rising Treasury Yields Already Posing Added Risks to Bull Market in Stocks?

When 24/7 Wall St. ran its 10 serious risks that could wreck the raging bull market in stocks, a quick rise in interest rates was one of those risks. Now ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Two Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shareholders expressed concern that iPhone use may hurt child development. They made a number of suggestions to the company's board about how the problem could ...
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2018 Outlook: Low Volatility and Defensive May Be Best Stock Market Strategy

The raging bull market in stocks charged on in 2017, and many investors are still considering how they should be positioned for 2018. After gains of 300% from the panic-selling ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 6 Big Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2018

It’s absolutely no secret that interest rates will continue higher in 2018, and investors can expect at least three rate hikes of 25 basis points or one-quarter of 1%, and ...
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Meet the Preliminary Dogs of the Dow for 2018

It is no secret that the bull market's strength heading into 2018 is nearing uncharted territory. Wall Street strategists have recently raised their 2018 stock market expectations after the passage ...
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Party City Jumps Deeper Into the Buyback Bandwagon

Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE: PRTY) shares made a handy gain early on Friday after the company announced a massive stock buyback. Party City is joining a growing group of ...
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Tax Reform Stocking Stuffer: Pfizer Dividend Hike & Much Larger Stock Buyback

It is no secret that investors love stock buyback and dividend announcements. Within reason, companies raising dividends and increasing buybacks are particularly loved. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) wants its part ...
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20 Fresh Stock Buybacks Could Send $100 Billion Back to Shareholders

Investors love when companies pay solid dividends and when they announce strong stock buyback plans. With the tax reform goal of taking corporate taxes down to 21% from 35%, there ...
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For Boeing Investors, the Music Never Stops

Boeing Co.'s (NYSE: BA) cash register is singing and ringing out one of the best years in the company's history, at least as far as an annual share price increase ...
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Analysts Hiking BMO Price Targets After Earnings and Dividend News

Canadian banking giant Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO), which is also a substantial player in the United States, has seen a warm reception to the earnings and dividend announcement. Its ...
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