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  • Encore Wire Will Benefit From Cheaper Commodities
    Mon, Feb. 23 WIRE Comment!

    Summary

    • Aluminum and Copper prices are hitting low points.
    • Though pricing of these commodities is low, volume is up due to greater demand.
    • Encore is in a position to see increased sales especially in their aluminum business.
  • Frontier's Acquisition Will Support A Growing Dividend
    Mon, Feb. 16 FTR 15 Comments

    Summary

    • Frontier has underperformed the S&P index by more than 80% over the past five years.
    • The company's deal to acquire Verizon's asset will generate an additional $5.7 billion in revenue.
    • Frontier has now announced a dividend increase for the first time in the last two years.
  • Gilead Sciences Could Be A Dividend Growth Stock
    Mon, Feb. 9 GILD 21 Comments

    Summary

    • Gilead has announced that it will finally start paying a quarterly dividend of 43 cents per share.
    • The company will also be increasing its share buyback program by adding another $15 billion in share repurchases.
    • Gilead's new shareholder-friendly policies will help boost the share price.
  • This 8.1% Yield Could Be Attractive For Your Portfolio
    Mon, Feb. 2 ANH 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Anworth Mortgage (ANH) has just issued its new Series C preferred.
    • The preferred has a 7.62% yield at par, but the recent drop will allow investors to get an 8.1% yield.
    • This preferred presents an appealing income opportunity for those seeking yield.
  • A 6.6% Yield Worth Taking A Look At
    Nov. 7, 2014 IRC 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Inland Real Estate Corp is one of the largest shopping center owners in the country.
    • Inland recently issued a new preferred offering a 6.95% yield.
    • Investors should consider investing in the new preferred as it will provide a safe yield for income investors.
  • Emerson Radio's Dividend Is A Huge Win For Investors
    Aug. 25, 2014 MSN 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Emerson Radio has announced a 70 cents special dividend.
    • Emerson's strategy has helped move the stock price after a stagnant performance.
    • Even with the dividend the company has plenty of cash left over.
  • Avoid This 9%+ Yield
    Aug. 22, 2014 SHLD 20 Comments

    Summary

    • Sears' corporate bond maturing in 2018 has a yield at maturity of 9.6%.
    • Investors need to be cautious here due to company continuing to burn cash.
    • Investors should avoid this bond, as there is a big risk of the company being able to refinance its debt.
  • Gramercy Property Trust: A 7.125% Yield For Income Investors
    Aug. 19, 2014 GPT 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Gramercy Property Trust just issued its new series B preferred, which yields 7.125%.
    • This is an attractive yield that is backed by a diversified REIT that owns 110 properties nationwide.
    • Gramercy strengthened its financial position as it redeemed its higher yielding preferreds.
  • Preferred Stocks Are Not For Everyone
    Aug. 11, 2014 JPM, NTRS 93 Comments

    Summary

    • Preferreds have attracted many income investors since the recession.
    • Yields are high, which can be enticing, but these investments are not for everyone.
    • Preferred investors must be prepared to hold for a very long time if rates rise.
  • Park Your Cash With This 6% Yield
    Aug. 4, 2014 NTRS 26 Comments

    Summary

    • Northern Trust has recently issued $400 million worth of preferreds.
    • The yield on cost is 6% which is good for income investors.
    • Northern Trust has an underlying S&P rating of A-.
  • Commerce Bancshares: Avoid This 6% Yield
    Jun. 29, 2014 CBSH 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Commerce Bancshares new preferred does not have a sufficient yield for investors.
    • Several larger banks are issuing preferreds with better yields.
    • Investors should look elsewhere for yield.
  • A 10% Monthly Yield That Investors Should Avoid
    Jun. 27, 2014 ENRJ 8 Comments

    Summary

    • EnerJex's new 10% yielding preferred may entice investors but the company is putting itself at risk.
    • EnerJex's high leverage should concern preferred investors.
    • The company has negative free cash flow making it difficult to make its preferred payments.
  • Seaspan: An 8.3% Yield For Income Investors
    Feb. 13, 2014 SSW 28 Comments
  • Get A Safe 5% Return In 9 Months
    Jan. 28, 2014 MHGC 6 Comments
  • American Realty Properties Series F Preferred: A New 7.75% Yield Paying Monthly
    Jan. 21, 2014 ARCP 58 Comments
  • Make 4% On SodaStream's Fall
    Jan. 15, 2014 SODA 13 Comments
  • A 6.9% Yield That Rises With Rates
    Dec. 17, 2013 MS 18 Comments
  • An 11.5% Yield Investors Must Avoid
    Dec. 16, 2013 GEGSQ 23 Comments
  • Ruby Tuesday: A 9% Yield, What Should Investors Know?
    Dec. 7, 2013 RT 15 Comments
  • A 9.7% Bond Yield With Limited Risk
    Oct. 28, 2013 DAL 29 Comments
  • A 9.4% Bond Yield Strongly Worth Owning
    Oct. 22, 2013 ANR 11 Comments
  • A 10.7% Yield That Rises With Rates - A Riskier Play With Strong Returns
    Oct. 15, 2013 MILL 23 Comments
  • A 7% Yield That Is Fairly Safe For Income Investors
    Oct. 15, 2013 AIQ 9 Comments
  • A 7.2% Yield That Rises With Rates, Should You Buy?
    Oct. 10, 2013 SNV 17 Comments
  • Two 7%+ Yields That Will Rise With Rates
    Oct. 6, 2013 C, MS 9 Comments
  • Box Ships: A 9.5% Yield For Your Income Portfolio
    Sep. 23, 2013 TEU 17 Comments
  • Corinthian Colleges: 38% Downside, A Great Short Play
    Sep. 23, 2013 COCO 71 Comments
  • Don't Buy Preferred ETFs, Build Your Own
    Sep. 16, 2013 PFF, PGF, PGX 27 Comments
  • Rates Rising, Preferreds Falling - Should You Buy?
    Sep. 9, 2013 PGF, PGX, SLG 22 Comments
  • A Stable 8% Yield For Your Retirement Portfolio
    Aug. 29, 2013 HT 21 Comments
  • Ares Commercial Real Estate: An 8% Yield And A Hedge Against Rising Rates
    Aug. 26, 2013 ACRE 8 Comments
  • SL Green Realty: Get A 7%-Plus Yield On New York Real Estate
    Aug. 20, 2013 SLG 5 Comments