Dividends and Buybacks

Why Investors Are Cheering Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) shares saw a handy gain on Thursday after the firm announced at its investor day that it will be making some big changes. A couple of ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) expects to reach production of 5,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of the month. According to a Seeking Alpha transcript: CEO Elon Musk ...
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5 Blue Chip Stocks Rated Buy That All Pay at Least 5% Dividends

Even though interest rates have crept higher over the past 18 months, they are still at some of the lowest levels in over a generation. While the Federal Reserve will ...
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4 Dividend Stocks That Are Still Better Buys Than Bonds

Even though the yield on the 10-year Treasury has jumped over the psychological 3% level, and has again eclipsed the yield on the S&P 500, there is still a large ...
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5 Merrill Lynch Equity Income Stocks With Huge Total Return Potential

One of the components of investing success has always been buying companies that pay dependable dividends. The reason dividends are critical to long-term investing success is that they help to ...
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4 Incredible Contrarian Stock Trades That Could Bring Big Summer Gains

If it seems as though 2018 is ripping by fast, you aren’t mistaken — it is. With summer just over a month away, and the traditional vacation season just around the ...
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Sturm, Ruger Shareholders Win Vote on Gun Safety Report

At the company's annual shareholders' meeting Wednesday in Prescott, Arizona, executives of Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announced that a shareholder proposal requiring a "report on the Company's ...
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Is This the Turnaround Office Depot Has Been Seeking?

Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) released its first-quarter earnings report before the markets opened on Wednesday. The office supply retailer said that it had $0.08 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Why One Old Stock Buyback Trick Is Working So Well for AbbVie

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) had been used to its stock rising for long enough that it must have felt a bit traumatized when its shares fell from around $120 earlier ...
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Johnson & Johnson Commits to Yet Another Dividend Hike

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) just delivered yet another dividend hike. What matters here is that J&J is easily in the club of companies raising dividends for 50 years or ...
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Dividend Hike From Exxon Mobil Takes Aim at Chevron

Investors love dividends. After all, dividends can account for almost half of total returns over the course of an investing life. And companies that raise dividends year after year are ...
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5 Stocks to Buy With Incredible 10% or Greater Dividends

At 24/7 Wall St., we are always a little dubious about companies that pay double-digit dividends and distributions, but we are equally intrigued by those that continue to pay them ...
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What Kinder Morgan’s Dividend Hike Portends

When Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) reported first-quarter results after markets closed Wednesday, the energy infrastructure company also boosted its dividend by 60% to $0.80 per share annually. The company ...
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7 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends for at Least 50 Straight Years

Investors love dividends. They particularly love it when they buy a company with a dividend that keeps rising and rising each year. The Dividend Aristocrats are those dividend payers that ...
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Why Investors Care Less About Procter & Gamble Dividend Hikes for Now

Investors are supposed to love dividends, particularly dividends that keep getting hiked. And in periods of market uncertainty, investors often flock to defensive stocks such as those in the consumer ...
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