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15 Stocks Using Cash To Pay Higher Dividends

|Includes:ALE, ANTM, AVB, CHTR, CWT, DEST, DFT, Dow Chemical Co. (DOW), HCP, NE, NHI, NYLD, SJW, TUP, XRX

The Boston Consulting Group doesn't discount the role that stock buybacks can play in boosting near-term returns for some companies. But the firm's research indicates that stock buybacks do not change investors' estimates for long-term earnings-per-share growth, or induce them to accord a company a higher valuation multiple. By contrast, it says, dividend growth has a far more positive long-term impact...

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Stocks: DOW, XRX, TUP, CHTR, HCP, NYLD, NE, ALE, SJW, DEST, AVB, CWT, DFT, ANTM, NHI