Dividends and Buybacks

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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20 Dividend Stocks for All Baby Boomers to Retire On

It may not be a secret that investors love dividends, but many retirees absolutely have no choice but to invest in strong dividend stocks that have a history of stable ...
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10 Easy Steps to Boost Your Income and Cash in Retirement

Most Americans will either have to or want to retire one day. With the massive population of baby boomers out there, millions of them already have started their retirement and ...
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Goldman Sachs Says REITs Remain Solid 2020 Dividend Ideas

Even though defensive dividend sectors have had a solid 2019, the bottom line for income investors is that rates are going nowhere. With $17 trillion of foreign sovereign debt yielding ...
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Why One Analyst Sees Expensive Water Utility Stocks Going Even Higher

The current bull market is over 10 years old, the strong economy has been slowing and investors are seeing and hearing "recession" so frequently some people might think a recession ...
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Does a 38% Dividend Hike by ConocoPhillips Match Reality in Oil & Gas Ahead?

It might seem odd with the lower oil prices and with energy stocks in the tank that one of the industry giants might really want to commit to raising its ...
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How Annaly Capital’s 11% Yield Could See Much More Upside

Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) is classified in the mortgage-backed securities portion of real estate investment trusts. This MBS-REIT comes with a very high dividend yield, and despite having ...
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Health Care Insurance and Health Care REITs See Safety Trade During Market Panic

On days when the main stock market indexes are trading sharply lower, it is interesting to see what stocks and sectors are trading higher on the day. The Dow Jones ...
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11 Dividend Hikes From September Too Large to Ignore

While September 30 marks the end of the month, it is also the end of the third quarter of 2019. The U.S. economy has seen its share of hits to ...
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Companies Hiking Dividends Should Blow Away Treasury Bonds in the Years Ahead

It is far from a secret that there are risks to the great 10-year recovery. With the United States and China deep in a trade war, and with slowing global ...
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4 Blue-Chip Large-Cap Stocks That All Yield a Massive 7% or More

It became clear earlier this month that interest rates are going nowhere for the rest of this year, and they may not go anywhere in 2020. The Federal Reserve is ...
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Despite a Higher Dividend Predicted, Kinder Morgan Takes Key Analyst Downgrade

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) traded lower on Tuesday after an analyst downgrade added pressure on the shares. The independent research firm Argus downgraded Kinder Morgan to Hold from Buy. ...
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Why Ford’s Dividend Still Looks Safe After Moody’s Downgrade to Junk

Receiving a key credit rating downgrade can be a painful experience for many companies. When a company with an investment grade credit rating is downgraded to "junk bond" status, investors ...
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8 Treasury Bond Alternatives for Investors Who Need Income in 2019 and Beyond

It's becoming a difficult sell to ask many retail and income-oriented investors to buy Treasury notes and bonds now that the yield curve has inverted and long-term yields are at ...
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