Dividends and Buybacks

When the economy went into panic mode and the insta-recession was becoming unavoidable, many major companies and small companies alike began taking immediate action to either maintain strong...
Jon C. Ogg
U.K. tobacco giant Imperial Brands has slashed its dividend. Will American tobacco companies follow suit?
Jon C. Ogg
When the economy began to face an instant recession from the coronavirus, even before the name COVID-19 became labeled a pandemic, the phenomena of buying defensive stocks was thrown out the window....
Jon C. Ogg
These five top stocks have stable and dependable dividends and are all still trading down for the year. They are outstanding additions to total return portfolios that are more conservative in nature.
Lee Jackson
Here are 20 bold companies that have defied the odds by raising their dividends, after already knowing they were facing a very deep recession.
Jon C. Ogg
It hasn’t been the best year for AT&T. Of particular concern are big losses to the company’s subscription TV services. But an underreported plus for the telecommunications giant is the quiet but...
Carl Sullivan
These five top large-cap leaders hit all the metrics for inclusion in the BofA Securities Yield Advantage club of income-generating stocks most likely to outperform.
Lee Jackson
Even in the toughest times, some companies still manage to generate dividend growth and prove that they have safe dividends. These 15 companies have announced dividend hikes in April.
Jon C. Ogg
IBM announced on Tuesday that it was raising its regular quarterly cash dividend, the 25th consecutive year that the old-school tech company has raised its payout.
Jon C. Ogg
GM announced Monday that it has extended two credit agreements while suspending its dividend and buybacks as it builds liquidity during the coronavirus pandemic.
Paul Ausick
Suddenly, millions of Americans are now late on their rent. As apartments are suddenly finding themselves missing rent checks, the drop in their income likely will pressure their dividends.
Jon C. Ogg
In times of trouble, investors still have to keep their money somewhere. Holding cash pays literally zero these days in a no-interest-rate policy, so investors have looked to defensive dividend...
Jon C. Ogg
Oilfield services company Schlumberger reported mixed first-quarter results Friday morning. The company also cut its dividend and took an $8.5 billion impairment charge.
Paul Ausick
These four top companies are raising dividends into one of the most unpredictable and volatile markets we have seen in years. For investors looking for ideas, these are all incredible companies that...
Lee Jackson
A fresh research report from Argus signals that the dividend from Public Service Enterprise Group is safe. In fact, the independent research firm is even still calling for dividend growth ahead.
Jon C. Ogg