Dividends and Buybacks - Page 2

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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Is Oracle Buying Back Too Much of Its Own Stock?

The capital return policy by major corporations via share buybacks has come under more scrutiny of late than in prior years. While some companies have been great buyers of their ...
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How NextEra Energy Could Become the First Utility Worth $100 Billion

In the world of mega-caps, there is an ongoing watch by investors as to which companies may become among the next to reach $100 billion in equity market value. It ...
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The 15 Best Dividend Stocks for Retirees to Own

There are many types of investors in America. Whether you are in your twenties or retired, it is important to know what strategy is the best fit for your portfolio. ...
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Warning Signals Galore for CenturyLink’s 14% Dividend Yield

CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is a telecom stock that pays its investors more than just a high dividend yield to own the stock. It's a crazy-high yield of over 14%. ...
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