Dividends and Buybacks

The Case for a General Electric Breakup Under New CEO Larry Culp

While firing an underperforming chief executive officer can help a company, sometimes the bad news is that more bad news is coming. This week's firing of John Flannery as CEO ...
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Rising Interest Rates and All, 13 Blue Chips Outyield 10-Year and 30-Year Treasuries

After a series of stops and starts throughout the Federal Reserve's interest rate hiking cycle, the eventual rise in long-term interest rates finally has started to play out in 2018. ...
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Are All of Warren Buffett’s Top Stock Picks Still Grossly Undervalued?

It may have become routine to say that the stock market keeps hitting all-time highs. Still, many investors find it hard (or even impossible) to win by investing in individual stocks. After all, the ...
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Oracle Just Became Guilty of Buying Back Too Much Stock

Investors love when capital is returned to them by companies. This can be in the form of dividends or share buybacks. There is a dark side to dividends and stock ...
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American Express Delivers on a Plan to Keep Hiking Its Dividend

Investors love their dividends. What long-term investors love even more than routine dividends is when a company keeps raising its dividend year after year. American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) may ...
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Fed Will Raise Rates This Week: 5 Top Dividend Total Return Stocks to Own

Higher interest rates are generally bad for bondholders if they hold longer dated debt with lower coupons, and that has been the case for many as overall interest rates have ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Stock buybacks are among the reasons corporate earnings are so strong. According to The Wall Street Journal: Last December’s tax overhaul is boosting corporate profits in more ways than one. ...
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McDonald’s Delivers on Yet Another Dividend Hike and Longer-Term Guidance

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is living up to its reputation as a dividend hiker yet again. On Thursday evening, McDonald's announced that it will raise its quarterly dividend for its ...
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3 Top Stocks to Buy With Dividends Near 10% and Higher

The old adage “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is” is often very applicable when it comes to investing, especially when you focus on securities with ...
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Why the Microsoft Dividend Hike Means So Much

It is no secret that investors love dividends. That said, it has not been that long that the large established technology leaders have been big on paying dividends. Today's environment ...
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7 Large Companies That Easily Could More Than Double Their Dividends

It is no secret that investors love their dividends. After all, those dividends can account for up to half of an investor's total return over time. And when it ...
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Verizon Delivers More Good News for Growing Dividend Investors

In the converging world of telecom, data and media, there have been some issues over how investors would evaluate the super-high dividends offered to the major telecom players. Verizon Communications ...
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The Next 15 Companies Set to Join the $100 Billion Market Cap Club

The stock market has become enthralled with market capitalization valuations now that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has reached the elusive $1 trillion mark. Several companies are ready to join Apple ...
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8 Massive Summer Stock Buybacks Too Large to Ignore

When it comes to corporations returning capital to shareholders, the two most classical methods are dividends and share buyback plans. There are of course other means for companies to reward ...
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8 Dirt Cheap Technology Stocks at Huge Discounts to the Stock Market

The nine-year-old bull market has evolved into a choppy market in 2018. Many investors feel that the current valuations are stretched, and some investors feel that the valuations may be ...
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