Dividends and Buybacks

Kinder Morgan Earnings Accompanied by Dividend Hike to New Milestone

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) has released its first-quarter earnings for 2019, along with an update on its Permian Basin projects and news of a dividend hike that reached an ...
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7 Solid REITs Outyielding the 10-Year Treasury Plus Strong Implied Upside Ahead

Investors have taken a deep breath since interest rates are no longer rising with a runaway Federal Reserve rate hiking regime. And after a late 2018 sell-off that spooked the ...
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Why Investors Should Expect Slower Dividend Growth in 2019

Investors love their dividends, and dividends can account for as much as half of total returns over a typical buy-and-hold investor's life. Dividends from major companies have been increasing for ...
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More Oil & Gas Consolidation Seen in MLP Sector

Another merger is being seen in the world of master limited partnerships (MLPs). AmeriGas Partners L.P. (NYSE: APU) is being acquired by UGI Corp. (NYSE: UGI) in a merger that ...
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As Tax Filing Deadline Nears, Capital Gains and Dividend Tax Traps to Avoid

With the tax code having been changed yet again in 2018, many investors who have started filing their taxes will be getting some surprises around how much they owe for ...
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The 10 Companies Buying Back the Most Stock

The two most common methods of returning capital to shareholders are via dividends and share buybacks. Dividends have a straightforward benefit because they are sending income back to their investors, ...
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Inverted Yield Curve Could Threaten Regional Banks’ High Dividends

Last week's inverted yield curve has brought on much debate over the health of the U.S. economy at a time when global growth is petering out. Inverted yield curves, or ...
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Picking Up the Pieces: How Biogen Is Dealing With Discontinued Alzheimer’s Trial

A Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicates that it intends to buy back a sizable amount of stock. This comes after the biotech ...
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Starbucks Includes Accelerated Share Buyback in Annual Shareholder Meeting

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) released a lot of news at its 2019 annual shareholder meeting. While much of it is socially oriented, there is also quite a bit for investors ...
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Why the Weakness in Vodafone Looks Like a Buying Opportunity for Long-Term Investors

There are currently, and have been in the recent past, telecom and communication services stocks that offer incredibly high dividend yields. The problem here in analyzing dividends is that some ...
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Chevron Dividend and Buyback Policies Being Boosted by Shale

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is making a slightly different presentation and pitch at its 2019 annual analyst meeting than in prior years. The oil giant is targeting higher returns and ...
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Activist Conundrum: What If eBay’s Great Turnaround Value Has Already Been Realized?

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) has gone from a powerhouse auctioneer along with the great growth of PayPal in years past to a standalone internet giant lacking growth and having to ...
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10 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends for 50 Consecutive Years

It's no secret that investors love dividends. It is also no secret that dividends make a sizable contribution to investors' total returns over time. What they really love is when ...
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Why Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter and Annual Report Will Mean So Much

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) will be releasing the company's 2018 annual report to its shareholders on Saturday, February 23, 2019. While some investors might not care what Warren Buffett's ...
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Why One Top Analyst Says to Buy PG&E Shares Now

PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) is still trying to recover from the potential exposure of the 2018 Camp Fire and other liabilities put the company at risk of bankruptcy. It turns ...
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