Dividends and Buybacks

The 5 Highest-Yielding Dividend Aristocrat Stocks Have Solid Total Return Potential

The higher the market goes, the harder it becomes. The quest to find new or better equity investment ideas in a market where all-time highs are being pounded out routinely ...
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8 Dividend Picks With at Least 8% Yields and Projected Upside for 2020

It may sound old to read that investors love dividends. That is something the public is just going to have to learn to deal with. There is a broad and ...
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Is Another Dividend Cut Brewing for Kraft Heinz Shareholders?

It is no secret that investors love dividends. With dividends generally expected to account for one-third to half of total returns over time, investors need to understand that not all ...
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Should Special Dividends Replace or Add to Regular Dividends and Stock Buybacks?

It is no secret that investors love dividends. Many investors have seen one-third to half of their returns over time come via dividend payments. What matters about this strategy is ...
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With Chevron and Exxon Earnings on Deck, Dividend Sustainability Up for Debate

With peak earnings season here, nearly half of the 30 Dow Jones industrials were reporting results in the week of January 31. Technology has ruled the roost of the nation's ...
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Rates Are Plunging: Merrill Lynch Has 4 Buy Rated Stocks That All Yield 6%

One of the few negative results of lower interest rates is the effect it has on savers and people that rely on reasonably safe and secure income. After raising rates ...
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5 Dividend Dow Stocks to Buy That Might Survive a Nasty Correction

Twenty years ago, the table was set just like it is now. Technology stocks were leading everything higher and people breathlessly plowed into the stock market for the same reason ...
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Why BP Stock Could Bring 25% Upside and Maybe a Higher Dividend in 2020

With stocks generally rising in 2020, investors are still looking for new ideas after a stellar gain of almost 29% in the S&P 500 for all of 2019. Most stocks ...
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2020 Bull/Bear Outlook Sees the Dow Rising to 30,650 Before Year-End

Now that 2019 has turned into 2020, it's important to reflect on the great stock market gains of 2019. It is even more important to try to figure out where ...
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7 Greatly Undervalued Dow Stocks for Upside and Dividends in 2020

It has been undeniable that stocks have enjoyed more than an impressive recovery and continued rally to all-time highs in 2019. The Dow Jones industrial average was up about 21% ...
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5 Top Utilities Expected to Outperform in 2020

With each end of year, Wall Street strategists and analysts make their forecasts for the year ahead. The coming year is expected to extend the current bull market beyond its ...
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Meet the Preliminary 2020 Dogs of the Dow

With 2019 coming to a rapid end, it's important to reflect on what happened in the past year. Still, it's more important to reflect on what 2020 will look like. ...
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Why AT&T Can Keep Pleasing Value and Income Investors in 2020

Investing in telecom and media has come with challenges in recent years. After all, there is a cutthroat climate in cable, internet and over-the-top offerings. It seems that no one, ...
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Is Kroger’s Updated Guidance Really That Exciting?

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) shares jumped on Tuesday after the grocery chain announced an update to its 2019 full-year guidance, as well as a business update. As part of this ...
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Comcast Slides By With Q3 Results

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Thursday. The company said that it had $0.79 in earnings per share (EPS) and $26.83 ...
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