Dividend Stocks

Until the recent volatility, banks and energy stocks were among the darlings of Wall Street’s passive income-seeking investors. However, economic realities have made many of these companies reevaluate the sustainability of their high payout yields. As a result, boards of a wide range of businesses have either slashed or fully eliminated dividends. Today I’ll take a closer
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In terms of stock returns, the last 12 months has been unimpressive for defense stocks. This has resulted in most names trading at attractive valuations. These companies have robust cash flows and a healthy dividend payout. I therefore believe that it’s a good time to consider exposure to some quality names in the industry. Geopolitical
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McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) is a very stable quick-service restaurant company with good earnings upside. MCD stock is worth 18-to-20% more than today’s price and has good value and growth characteristics. Source: 8th.creator / Shutterstock.com For example, its dividend yield of 2.5% is well covered by this year’s expected earnings of $5.76 per share. Moreover, 35 analysts
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The transportation sector is critical for GDP growth and global supply chain. The broad sector includes airline, shipping, railroad, trucking and logistics. Amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, many transportation stocks have witnessed headwinds. However, there are several names in the space with robust fundamentals, high dividend payouts and are trading at attractive valuations. We’ll discuss
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The world’s economies have been on life support for months. Major therapeutic efforts to combat this are coming from global central banks, which have been more aggressive than ever in pumping liquidity into financial systems to varying degrees of success. Against that backdrop, let’s discuss the need for dividend stocks in every investment portfolio. Like
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Fund managers have a secret ingredient to deliver steady gains in client portfolios. UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) is the country’s dominant health insurance company. Over the last five years UNH stock has risen nearly 30% per year, its dividend rising from 50 cents to $1.25 per quarter. That’s about 50% better than the average Nasdaq stock. Source:
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On June 25, the Federal Reserve announced the results of its annual stress tests and additional sensitivity analyses for banks, such as Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). Following speculation about the bank’s dividends, on June 29, the California-based bank cut its dividend for the third quarter. Now, investors in Wells Fargo stock are wondering whether WFC belongs in
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