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  • 6 Top Dividend Monthly Pay Dogs Post 20% To 88% Mid-April Upsides
    AGNC, ARP, ARR Today, 8:28 PM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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.
  • Stock Buy: JetBlue Airways Corporation
    JBLU Today, 8:14 PM Dividend Dreams 4 Comments
  • Digging For Dividends And Value
    AFL, JNJ, T Today, 6:29 PM Casey Hoerth 4 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    F, FDX, GE Today, 5:43 PM Orange Peel Investments 1 Comment

    Summary

    • 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
    IBM, MCD Today, 12:04 PM Individual Trader Comment!

    Summary

    • 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.
  • ONEOK: An Unwelcome Dividend Freeze
    OKE, OKS Today, 12:22 AM Albert Alfonso 21 Comments

    Summary

    • 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%.
  • Brewing Up Dividend Yield
    BUD, TAP, ABEV Yesterday, 11:47 PM Divhut 3 Comments
  • Core Healthcare Companies In My Income And Growth Portfolio
    AMGN, BAX, BDX Yesterday, 8:40 PM Canadian Dividend Growth Investor 35 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    ARLP, CLMT, HCP Yesterday, 2:58 AM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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%
    ARLP, CLMT, GMLP Yesterday, 2:48 AM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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
    BWL.A, ED, HCP Yesterday, 2:23 AM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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%
    BKH, CTBI, CVX Yesterday, 2:09 AM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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
    AHGP, APU, ARLP Yesterday, 1:46 AM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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
    AHGP, APU, ARLP Sat, Apr. 18, 6:34 AM Fredrik Arnold 4 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    AIZ, AMP, APU Fri, Apr. 17, 7:19 PM David Fish 19 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    Fri, Apr. 17, 11:24 AM David Van Knapp 77 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    CVX, DCI, GWW Fri, Apr. 17, 7:26 AM David Fish 33 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    KMB Fri, Apr. 17, 12:14 AM Abba's Aces 4 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    CLMT, CVE, DPM Thu, Apr. 16, 10:46 PM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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
    BX, CSX, DFS Thu, Apr. 16, 8:43 PM Dividends4Life 21 Comments

    Summary

    • 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 Thu, Apr. 16, 8:24 PM Harvesting Dividends 4 Comments

    Summary

    • 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.
  • Dividend Overview: GATX Corp.
    GMT Thu, Apr. 16, 6:44 PM Jack Banser 2 Comments

    Summary

    • 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?
    BEN, BLK, EV Thu, Apr. 16, 2:25 PM V is for Value 2 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    CL, COP, COST Thu, Apr. 16, 12:03 PM Integrator 17 Comments

    Summary

    • 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".
  • Caterpillar - Should I Buy The Dip?
    CAT Thu, Apr. 16, 11:56 AM DividendMooch 14 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    CIK Thu, Apr. 16, 10:44 AM Hawkinvest 12 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    AIN, AME, AVY Thu, Apr. 16, 3:31 AM David Fish 9 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    E, EC, ELP Wed, Apr. 15, 9:23 PM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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
    BAK, BCE, BHP Wed, Apr. 15, 8:02 PM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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
    NOV Wed, Apr. 15, 5:47 PM Musings of a Banker 11 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    GPC, JNJ, KO Wed, Apr. 15, 9:26 AM Dividends4Life 32 Comments

    Summary

    • 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.
  • 2 Preferred Stocks To Avoid From SunTrust
    STI Wed, Apr. 15, 4:08 AM Josh Arnold 4 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    AGNC, AI, ARR Tue, Apr. 14, 10:52 PM Fredrik Arnold 3 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    ATO Tue, Apr. 14, 9:02 PM Harvesting Dividends 5 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    ACRE, AI, ARR Tue, Apr. 14, 6:35 PM Fredrik Arnold 2 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    AGNC, BMR, CIM Tue, Apr. 14, 5:31 PM Fredrik Arnold 4 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    NKRKF, NKRKY Tue, Apr. 14, 3:20 AM Holmes_Osborne 11 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    AI, AMTG, ARR Tue, Apr. 14, 12:54 AM Fredrik Arnold 1 Comment

    Summary

    • 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
    ACRE, AI, ARR Tue, Apr. 14, 12:04 AM Fredrik Arnold 1 Comment

    Summary

    • 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
    Editors' Pick AMIGF, ARMH, BTI Mon, Apr. 13, 11:05 PM Nick Mackintosh 15 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    AAPL, BA, CAT Mon, Apr. 13, 9:12 PM Stone Fox Capital 1 Comment

    Summary

    • 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
    ADM, CAH, CMI Mon, Apr. 13, 3:22 PM FerdiS 12 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    BP, OKE, COP Mon, Apr. 13, 11:26 AM Eli Inkrot 6 Comments

    Summary

    • 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.
  • Dividends To Lift Your Spirits
    BF.B, STZ, CCU Mon, Apr. 13, 6:29 AM Divhut 4 Comments
  • 5 Solid Dividend Stocks With 5%-Plus Yields
    HCP, BBVA, TEF Mon, Apr. 13, 4:47 AM Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA 9 Comments
  • 38.91% Leg Up For 5 Top Dividend Monthly Pay, High Yield, Low Price, Early-April Dogs
    AGNC, ARP, ARR Mon, Apr. 13, 2:32 AM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • $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
    AGNC, ARP, ARR Mon, Apr. 13, 2:15 AM Fredrik Arnold 1 Comment

    Summary

    • 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%
    AMAT, CA, FAST Mon, Apr. 13, 1:58 AM Fredrik Arnold Comment!

    Summary

    • 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
    AMZN, ANF, FINL Mon, Apr. 13, 12:42 AM Orange Peel Investments 3 Comments

    Summary

    • 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
    ARG, FUL, GEL Mon, Apr. 13, 12:20 AM FerdiS Comment!

    Summary

    • 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.