6 Top Dividend Monthly Pay Dogs Post 20% To 88% Mid-April Upsides
- Ten top dividend monthly pay (MoPay) Small, Medium, and Large (SML) cap equity 1-year upsides averaged 27.3% as of April 17 (ranked by analyst targets).
- Five upside leaders this week represented the oil and/or gas sector; five were financial firms.
- MoPay SML top dividend dogs by yield mixed down after April 9, but Dow dogs continued to charge bullishly through April.
- Analysts forecast average 34.97% 1-year net gains for CPG, ARP, BBEP, PSEC, PGH, STAG, ARR, SCM ,BTE, and FSC.
- Consider these as reference points for your mid-April MoPaySML dividend dog investment research.
- Stocks have been grinding higher over the past two years.
- However, dividend investors can find pockets of value such as US telecoms.
- Aside from US telecoms, there are still some other established dividend payers trading well below average valuation.
Our Dividend Strategy: Sector Definables With Lifetime Staying Power
- We are working on revamping our dividend portfolio.
- We look for companies with good balance sheets, sector definable brands, and staying power over the course of a lifetime.
- Here's how we started and where we're heading.
Why Individual Yielding Stocks Over General ETFs
- General equity ETFs are good for diversification and they give you the ability to be totally passive. However, yields are low and expense ratio's also eat into annual yields.
- Many IBM bears are stating this company is a dinosaur and will never recover. I don't have any of it. Why? It satisfies all of our 8 conditions.
- McDonald's share price is well down over the last 12 months compared to the general market. Now is a good time to accumulate some shares.
- Both OKE and OKS failed to increase their most recent quarterly dividend/distribution.
- This is the first time in a long-time for both stocks.
- This may be foreshadowing a weak Q1 2015 report.
- OKS yields 7.40%, while OKE yields 4.90%.
Core Healthcare Companies In My Income And Growth Portfolio
- I'm primarily a dividend growth and value investor building my portfolio for income and steady growth.
- I strengthened the core of my portfolio by adding Healthcare companies.
- Generally, my core holdings have good credit ratings and a trend of earnings growth and dividend growth.
Top Dividend CCC Dogs Show 10.65% Edge For 5 Highest Yield, Lowest Priced In April
- Top ten champion, contender & challenger [CCC] stocks by yield showed 10.65% more returns from $5k invested in the lowest priced five than from $5k invested in all ten.
- Annual dividends divided by closing stock prices as of April 15 determined yields. Analyst net target estimates were used to calculate gains one year out.
- The five lowest priced high yield stocks in the composite group were: ORI; PMT; TCAP; NGL; and CLMT.
- The five higher priced stocks completing the ten were: STON; T; ARLP; TLP; and HCP.
- Consider these stocks as checkpoints for your mid-April composite collection of champion, contender & challenger [CCC] stock investment research.
Top Dividend CCC Dogs Sport 8.88% To 46.97% April Upsides; 1 Flopped 14%
- 10 top yielding composite dogs (increasing dividends for over five years) cast upsides averaging 2.17% calculated from 1-year analyst target prices while one stumbled nearly 14%.
- Composite champion, contender & challenger (CCC) dogs by yield and those of the Dow charged bullishly as of April 15.
- Top thirty CCC firms posted analyst augured net gains averaging 13.78%.
- Analysts projected average 34% March 1-year net gains for NGLS, ARLP, GMLP, CLMT, KKR, NGL, TOO, DPM, TLP, and PMT; and foretold a 14% loss for MCY in April 2016.
- Consider these stocks as likely reference points for your CCC Composite mid-April dividend dog stock investment studies.
Top Dividend Champion Dogs Strut 54.50% Advantage Of 5 Highest Yield, Lowest Priced In April
- Ten Champion top dividend stocks by yield projected 54.50% greater gains from $5k invested in the lowest priced five than from $5k invested in all ten.
- Annual dividends divided by closing stock prices as of April 15 determined yields. Analyst net gain targets were used to calculate gains one year out.
- Five lowest priced high yield stocks on the Champion list were: BWL.A; ORI; T; NNN; and HCP.
- The five higher priced stocks completing the ten were: UVV; MO; UHT; MCY; and ED.
- Consider these stocks as starting points for your April Champion (with 25+ years of consecutive dividend hikes) investment research.
6 Best Champion Dividend Dogs Show 8% To 11.4% April Upsides, 4 Drop 7% To 14%
- 10 Champion dogs (noted for 25 or more years of regular dividend increases) chased analyst 1-year upside targets averaging 7.85% as of April 15. Four bear Champs sagged 10.96%.
- After March, Champs dividend and price mixed down while Dow Dogs charted a bullish track into April.
- Analysts predicted average 9.75% 1-year net gains for KO, STR, MO, CTBI, BKH, PG, NNN, HCP, SYY, and T come April 2016.
- On the downside, analysts projected an average 9.23% April 1-year net loss for WGL, HP, NWN, and MCY.
- Consider these stocks as reference points for your April Champion dividend dog stock investment investigations.
Top Dividend Contender Dogs Boast 47.12% Advantage Of 5 Highest Yield, Lowest Priced In April
- Top ten yielding Contender dogs (10 to 24 years regularly increasing dividends) showed 47.12% higher net gain from $5k invested in the lowest priced five than from $5k in all.
- Annual dividends estimated by dripinvesting.org March 31 divided by closing stock prices April 15 determined yields. Analyst median target prices were used to calculate gains one year out.
- The five lowest priced high yield stocks of the Contender top ten were: VGR, STON, HEP, ARLP, and TLP.
- The five higher priced stocks completing the Contender top ten were: TGP, OKS, APU, AHGP, and BPL.
- Consider these stocks as reference points for your April Contender dividend dog investment research.
10 Core Contender Dividend Dogs Tag 9.8% To 47% April Upsides
- 10 Contender dividend stocks (with 10 to 24 years of regular dividend hikes) showed 1-year analyst target price upsides averaging 17.36% as of April 15.
- Top yield Contender and Dow dogs both charged into April.
- Top thirty Contender firms showed analyst net gains averaging 10.8%.
- Analysts forecast average 21% 1-year net gains for top dogs: ARLP, EPD, PAA, STON, WPC, BHP, CNP, NHI, GEL, and OHI.
- Consider these stocks as possible reference points for your April dividend Contender stock investment research.
Dividend Contenders: 28 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks
- Deere & Company seems undervalued, but earnings expected to decline.
- Southern Company's yield remains attractive.
- IBM Dividend Growth continues to be strong.
Dividend Champions, Contenders And Challengers With 10-Year Declining Dividend Growth Rates
- Many Dividend Champions, Contenders, and Challengers, while increasing their dividends every year, have been increasing them at declining rates.
- The article displays 182 companies that have such patterns of declining dividend growth rates.
- The importance of this pattern can vary from unimportant to being a significant clue as to the desirability of a dividend growth stock.
Dividend Champions: 14 Increases Expected By The End Of June
- Procter & Gamble should lead the way with its 59th straight increase.
- Chevron and ExxonMobil likely to overcome oil/gas price woes.
- Johnson & Johnson should continue its sterling record.
Kimberly-Clark Reports First Quarter Earnings Next Week, And Here Are My Thoughts
- I'm predicting revenues of $4.57 billion and an EPS number of $1.34.
- The average analyst estimate is calling for $4.61 billion in revenue and $1.33 in earnings.
- I anticipate the company to talk about the currency exchange headwinds it faced in the quarter, but it will probably not have much effect on the stock.
5 Top Dividend Challenger Dogs Dig 20.5% To 31% April Upsides
- 10 Challenger dividend dogs (with 5-9 years of regular dividend raises) showed healthy 1-year analyst mean target upsides averaging 21.08% as of April 15.
- The Challengers dithered and mixed down into April, while Dow dogs charged bullishly.
- The top thirty Challenger firms posted analyst augured net gains averaging 13.78%.
- Analysts estimated average 27.64% 1-year net gains for top dogs: NGL, CVE, WILN, KKR, SSW, CLMT, GMLP, PMT, STAG, and NGLS.
- Consider these stocks as reference points for your April challenger dog stock dividend investment research.
9 Dividend Stocks Building Shareholder Returns With Higher Dividends
- My goal as an investor in dividend growth stocks is to build a steadily increasing income.
- Over time, a conservative dividend growth based investment strategy usually does quite well versus the market as a whole.
- Below are several dividend stocks building shareholder returns with higher cash dividends.
Dividend Growth Stock Overview: Brown & Brown, Inc.
- BRO is a diversified insurance agency headquartered in Florida. The company sells a wide variety of insurance products, including liability for niche professions and commercial operations.
- BRO has increased dividends since 1994. The dividend growth has slowed over the last few years as the Affordable Care Act has driven people to state health care exchanges.
- Over the last 5 years, the stock's performance has slightly trailed the S&P Mid Cap 400.
- Shares of GATX currently sport a 2.5% yield with a very low payout ratio.
- The company has paid an uninterrupted dividend since 1919.
- It most recently raised the dividend by 15.2%.
Asset Managers Are Cheap - Which Stock Stands Out?
- The Asset Management industry hasn’t kept up with the S&P 500, underperforming by 20% over the past 5 years.
- Despite numerous headwinds, the industry has characteristics which make for good long-term investments.
- I take a look at five asset managers in search of a possible investment.
My 10 Stocks For A Young Dividend Growth Investor: Q1 Update
- Dividend growth investing can be a very rewarding and profitable investment strategy for young investors.
- I'd suggest a dividend portfolio for a younger investor that is made up of a mixture of established dividend payers and lower-yield, higher-growth emerging dividend payers.
- I review the progress of my "10 stocks for young dividend growth investors".
- The stock has been in a down trend and is nearly 20% off its 52 week high and hovering around its three year low.
- The company is forecasting lower sales & revenues for 2015.
- The dividend remains strong with room for future raises.
My Top Income Pick For 2015 Yields Over 8% And Trades At A 12% Discount
- Interest rates have been dropping in Europe, the U.S., and many other parts of the world which means high yield bonds look increasingly attractive.
- While many investors use well-known ETF's to invest in high yield bonds, there are other options that offer much higher returns.
- Junk bonds are experiencing a significant rally, but there are still some bargains in the closed end funds worth buying now.
- A Credit Suisse closed end fund offers a monthly payout, an 8.2% yield and it trades at a 12% discount to net asset value.
Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 55 Increases Expected By June 30
- Near-Challenger increases should push CCC over 700 companies.
- Pace of increases quickens before summer lull.
- Three companies could attain Contender status.
Top Dividend Global Dogs Give 69.07% Edge To 5 In April
- Of the ten top Global stocks by yield, five lowest priced showed 69.07% more net gain from a $5k investment than from $5k invested in all ten.
- Annual dividends divided by closing stock prices as of April 14 determined yields. Analyst median targets were used to calculate gains one year out.
- The five lowest-priced, high-yield stocks of the Global top ten were: SID; SAN; ELP; FLY; and EC.
- The five higher-priced stocks completing the Global top ten were: RBS-PR; RBS-PM; HSEA; E; and HSBC.
- Consider these stocks as reference points for your April Global dividend dog investment research.
10 Top Dividend Global Dogs Show 11% To 208% April Upsides
- 10 Global dividend stocks posted robust 1-year analyst target upsides, averaging 46.38% as of April 14. Two stumbled down 16% and 22%.
- Steel, chemical, utility, telecom, and oil firms comprised the top five, showing 22% to 213% upside. Three Global leaders hailed from Brazil and two from Canada.
- Select top ten Global SML dividend dogs by yield charged into April as did Dow dogs.
- Analysts projected average 19.4% 1-year net gains for 30 Leading Global stocks.
- Consider upsiders, SID; BAK; CPL; BCE; TGA; RIO; E; FLY; TOT; and BHP, and downsiders, ELP; and CIG, as reference points in your April Global dividend dog investment research.
National Oilwell Varco - Wait, There Will Be A Better Time To Buy
- The FY 2015 revenue decline of 30% is probably priced in, but this might still be too optimistic.
- Its operating margin is likely to be 400 bps lower to 13.6%, driving FY 2015 EPS down 50% to $3 per share.
- One bright spot is M&A activity, something NOV is quite experienced with, but risks remain.
5 Best U.S. Dividend Growth Stocks
- My five best U.S. dividend stocks are based on the stocks I believe will perform well as income investments over-time.
- Some may be not a good buy today, but as a group they are ones that I am always watching.
- Here are my selections for the five best U.S. dividend stocks.
- Back in December of 2013 I recommended a preferred stock issued by SunTrust that has done quite well.
- But I think it’s time to sell that preferred as the price has run up.
- I’ll also highlight STI’s other preferred stock and offer some commentary on its relative value.
8.84% Clout For 5 Top Russell 1000/2000 Combo April Dogs
- Of ten top Russell Combined 2000/1000 stocks by yield, the five lowest-priced showed 8.84% higher net gain from a $5k investment than from $5k invested in all ten.
- Annual dividends divided by closing stock prices as of April 9 determined yields. Analyst median targets were used to calculate gains one year out.
- The five lowest-priced, highest-yield stocks of the Russell 2000/1000 combo index are: ARR, RSO, NYMT, WIN, and CYS.
- The five higher-priced stocks of the ten are: WMC, CIM, MITT, AGNC, and AI.
- Consider these stocks as reference points for your April Russell 2000/1000 combo stock investment research.
Dividend Growth Stock Overview: Atmos Energy Corporation
- Atmos Energy is an integrated natural gas company based in Texas; nearly two-thirds of Atmos' customers are in Texas, with others spread across Kansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi and Kentucky.
- In addition to its regulated business of natural gas distribution and transportation, Atmos also has a non-regulated business segment that provided about 11% of fiscal 2014 net income.
- Atmos Energy has grown dividends since 1988. The average dividend increase has been less than 3% over the last 5, 10, 20 and 25 years.
4 Top Dividend Russell 1000/2000 Combo Dogs See 22.9% To 33.6% April Upsides
- 9 Russell 2000 small-cap dividend dogs retrieved 10.41% to 33.6% 1-year price upsides as of April 9 per analyst targets.
- 1 Russell 1000 large-cap dog delivered a 22.88% upside as of April 9 per analyst targets.
- Top forty Combo Russell 1000 and 2000 firms projected net gains averaging 15.05%.
- Analysts predicted average 29.43% 1-year net gains for SFL, RAS, RSO, NRF, AI, RESI, ARR, PMT, ACRE, and MTGE.
- Consider these as starting points for your April combined Russell 2000 and Russell 1000 index dividend stock investment research.
6 Top Dividend Russell 1000 Dogs Go 10.64% To 22.88% April Upsides
- Top 10 Russell 1000 big cap dividend dogs were expected, per 1 yr. analyst target prices to average 11.74% upsides as of April 9. One tumbled 11.76%.
- (Ranked by yield) top ten Russell 1000 dogs charged up as did ten Dow dividend dogs into April.
- Top thirty Russell 1000 firms cast net gains averaging 9.67%.
- Analysts projected average 17.49% 1 yr. net gains for NRF, CNP, NLY, AGNC, WIN, LPT, CTL, WPC, SRC, and BMR. They saw NYCB losing 7.88% by April 2016.
- Consider these as reference points for your April Russell 1000 dividend dog investment studies.
Nokian Tyres Is A Safe Way To Play Russia
- Nokian is a safer way to play Russia.
- The dividend yield is over 5%.
- The free cash flow yield is over 10%.
1.38% Edge For 5 Top Dividend Russell 2000, High-Yield, Low-Price April Dogs
- Of the ten top Russell 2000 stocks by yield, the five lowest-priced showed a 1.38% higher net gain from a $5k investment than from an equal investment in all ten.
- Annual dividends divided by closing stock prices as of April 9 determined yields. Analyst median targets were used to calculate gains one year hence.
- The five lowest-priced, highest yield stocks of the Russell 2000 small cap index are ARR, RSO, NYMT, DX, and CYS.
- The five-higher priced stocks of the ten are WMC, AMTG, MITT, AI, and PMT.
- Consider these stocks as reference points for your April Russell 2000 small cap index stock investment research.
9 Top Dividend Russell 2000 Dogs Do 12% To 34% April Upsides
- Top 10 Russell 2000 small cap dividend dogs showed 1-year analyst target price upsides averaging 18.68% as of April 9.
- (Ranked by yield) Top ten Russell 2000 dogs mixed down again as Dow dividend dogs charged into April.
- Top 30 Russell 2000 small cap stocks by yield foretold net gains averaging 16.6%.
- Analysts projected average 28.66% 1-year net gains for SFL, RAS, RSO, AI, RESI, ARR, PMT, ACRE, MTGE, and AMTG.
- Consider these stocks as reference points for your April Russell 2000 index dividend dog investment studies.
Analyzing The FTSE 100 For Opportunities
- A detailed list of the FTSE 100.
- Several popular metrics are used.
- The cheapest on a free cash flow basis.
- Quality companies to look out for.
The New Dogs Of The Dow - Q1 2015
- The New Dogs of the Dow had Q1 returns that easily exceeded the Dogs of the Dow theory and the DJIA.
- The average stock in the Net Payout Yields based list has a yield of 8.7% starting Q1.
- After a large loss during Q1, Caterpillar tops the list with a 11.6% yield.
10 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2015
- Once a month, I rank a selection of David Fish's CCC stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. This article presents the top 10 ranked dividend growth stocks for April.
- My ranking system assigns a star-rating to each stock (maximum 7 stars). Only one stock earned 7 stars this month.
- With an ongoing goal of balancing my DivGro portfolio across all 10 GICS sectors, I'm interested in identifying sector winners. As a bonus, I present the 10 GICS sector winners.
Energy Looks Compelling... Even With Low Expectations
- In a previous article I talked about tracking high yield energy companies.
- Within that article I presented some “low bar” dividend growth possibilities.
- This article looks at those possibilities and illustrates why such companies could be compelling today.
38.91% Leg Up For 5 Top Dividend Monthly Pay, High Yield, Low Price, Early-April Dogs
- $5k invested in the lowest priced five of ten top yield monthly paid dividend stocks showed 38.91% more net gain than from $5k put in all ten.
- Annual dividends divided by closing stock prices as of April 9 determined yields. Analyst 1-yr. net targets were used to calculate gains one-year out.
- Five lowest priced highest yield stocks of the MoPay SML Team were: ARR; FSC; ARP; PSEC; LNCO.
- Five higher priced stocks completing the ten were: LINE; SCM; HLSS; AGNC, SBR.
- Consider these stocks as reference points for your Mid-April MoPay SML stock investment research.
7 Top Dividend Monthly Pay Dogs Tag 21% To 103% Early April Upsides
- Ten top dividend monthly pay (MoPay) Small, Medium, & Large (SML) cap equity 1-yr. upsides averaged 33.5% as of April 9 (ranked by analyst targets).
- Six upside leaders again this week represented the oil and/or gas sector; four were financial firms.
- MoPay SML top dividend dogs by yield, mixed up after March but Dow dogs charged bullishly into April.
- Analysts forecast average 40.8% 1-yr. net gains for CPG, ARP, PGH, BBEP, PSEC, BTE, STAG, VNR, SCM, & ARR.
- Consider these as reference points for your early-April MoPaySML dividend dog investment research.
10 Top Dividend Nasdaq Dogs Nail 10% To 20% April Upsides; 2 Flop 5% And 7%
- 10 top-yielding Nasdaq 100 dogs' (of 53 paying dividends) upsides ranged from 9.97% to 20% April 9 (per analyst targets); 2 trail dogs slid 4.91% and 6.66%.
- Top-yielding Nasdaq dogs dithered down into April, while those of the Dow charged.
- Analysts projected 10.9% to 20% 1-year net gains for KLAC, AMAT, GRMN, MSFT, STX, WYNN, INTC, SNDK, NTAP, and FAST.
- Analysts proclaimed 3.74% and 5.39% 1-year net losses for CA and PAYX.
- Consider these stocks as reference points for your April Nasdaq dividend dog stock investment research.
If You Absolutely Must Own Retail, Look For Debt-Free Dividend Payers
- Retailers don't look especially strong heading into this summer, where rates could rise, causing a slowdown in lending and discretionary spending.
- When discretionary spending falls off, we expect retail business to fall off with it.
- The sector is flying too high. If you absolutely must own retail stocks, look at dividend payers that are debt-free.
Dividend Increases, March 23-April 10, 2015
- Companies that regularly announce dividend increases show confidence in future earnings growth potential.
- I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list to identify dividend growth candidates for further analysis.
- In the past 3 weeks, 9 companies on my watch list increased their cash dividends to shareholders.