Dividend Stocks

“What causes the out-performance of the prosaic old-style stocks over the more exciting trailblazers?” Wharton Business School professor Jeremy Siegel sought to answer that question some 15 years ago in his analysis of dividend stocks. “The answer is simple,” Siegel wrote in The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and True Triumph Over the Bold and
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For months, income investors justified the investment in AT&T (NYSE:T) as low risk. AT&T stock paid a dividend of about 7% at $30. But in the last two months, selling pressure intensified and it shows no signs of reversing course. Source: Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock Why is bearish selling picking up the pace for AT&T on the
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When it comes to a socially-distanced 2020, investors haven’t embraced AT&T (NYSE:T). But is now a good time to reconnect with a doggish AT&T stock? Let’s look at some of what is happening off and on the price chart to reach a more balanced, risk-adjusted determination. Source: Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock Out the gate this week for
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Middle-market senior and secured lending specialist Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) isn’t a company that generates red-hot buzz on social media. You won’t find heated conversations about PSEC stock. But that should be just fine for more risk-averse investors. Source: Shutterstock The shares are also accessible to amateur and professional traders alike. That’s because PSEC stock trades
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In 2020, many drug stocks have behaved like pot stocks did in 2018. Investors have paid huge premiums on sales for even the promise of a novel coronavirus treatment or vaccine. But if you’re looking for value, consider Pfizer (NYSE:PFE). You can still buy PFE stock at a reasonable price. Source: Manuel Esteban / Shutterstock.com
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BP Plc (NYSE:BP) has had a rough year. In 2020,  BP stock is down over 54%. Nevertheless, the stock is likely worth at least 20% more than its present price of $17.27, based on its historical dividend yield. Source: FotograFFF / Shutterstock.com Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, oil and gas prices have tumbled amid reduced
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Never underestimate a good dividend. For that matter, never underestimate a quality company, brand and stock either. McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) fits all of these criteria. That’s why it’s no surprise that McDonald’s stock is hitting new all-time highs. Source: ATIKAN PORNCHAIPRASIT / Shutterstock.com Even better, though, is that the thesis behind owning the stock doesn’t depend
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As the company’s name implies, New Residential Investment (NYSE:NRZ) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in residential mortgage-related assets. The company’s a solid performer in the U.S. residential real estate niche, and NRZ stock holders undoubtedly appreciate New Residential Investment as a generous dividend payer. Source: Shutterstock While New Residential Investment is
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Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) shares are down 52% in 2020. With Exxon Mobil stock now trading at just 21 times forward earnings with a 10.5% dividend, a new debate is raging. Is Exxon one of the highest-yielding blue chip stocks on the market? Or is its 10% yield the bait for the market’s biggest value trap?
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Editor’s note: “6 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy” was previously published in April 2020. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available. Most dividend stocks pay their shareholders quarterly, but a few dividend-yielding stocks offer monthly distributions. The group is small: less than 100, with many of the offerings being exchange-traded
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As a tech reporter, I have a Mount Rushmore of the last decade’s biggest losers. These are leaders whose arrogance cost shareholders trillions in lost opportunity. One of them has to be Virginia Rometty of IBM (NYSE:IBM). By focusing on dividends and buybacks for IBM stock, Rometty missed the cloud. Source: Laborant / Shutterstock.com She
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Midstream energy player Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) has a massive presence among North American natural gas pipeline operators. Because of the company’s size, there’s a safety factor that weighs in favor of long-term KMI stock holders. Source: Shutterstock Income seekers might view KMI stock as a fairly safe way to generate yield because of the stock’s generous
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