Realty Income: Analyzing The Dividend Darling

Realty Income (O) has just reported earnings and it has caught our attention today. We have discussed in great detail why you should strongly consider this darling monthly dividend paying REIT. That said, the name has been absolutely battered in the last few months:...

Armour Residential REIT Dividend Coverage

ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) has just reported earnings and it was another mixed report. In this column we discuss ARMOUR Residential REIT dividend coverage. We have had a tumultuous relationship with this company and the stock. We were previously of the opinion...

CYS Investments: A Look Under The Hood

In this column, we discuss CYS Investments (CYS) which recently reported earnings. In this piece we take a look under the hood and hone in on 3 critical metrics. First, we look at prepayments, which hurt net interest rate spreads and subsequently net interest income....

Home Depot: How About A Dividend Hike?

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) is one of our favorite dividend growth names. There are few stocks that have offered better returns in the last ten years. We have learned today that the company declared a $1.03/share quarterly dividend. This is a 15.7% increase from the...
Time Wasted Holding AT&T Stock?

Time Wasted Holding AT&T Stock?

AT&T (NYSE:T) is our top dividend play for the next five years. We have been covering it from a number of different angles. Perhaps the most interesting of the discussions surrounded our analysis regarding the impact of FirstNet, which everyone is ignoring and...

Ares Capital Dividend Is Safe

We believe that Ares Capital (ARCC), a business development company, is a one that should be on your radar. Most specifically, the dividend appears to be more than safe, because there has been consistent coverage. In this column we review a few key metrics and...

Omega HealthCare Dividend: Safe?

About a month ago, Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) has made its most recent dividend announcement. The 1.5% dividend increase has brought the quarterly payout to $0.66 per share. Since this was not the only dividend increase over the last year, the dividend has...

Yum Brands Dividend Move

Score one for the good guys, as YUM Brands dividend just got a boost! Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Board of Directors approved a 20% increase in the company’s quarterly dividend. The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.30 to $0.36 per share of common stock...

Dividend Winners Worthy Of Your Attention

Here are the top 10 ranked stocks by sector, along with ratings for each stock (out of 7 stars). The top stock earned 7 stars, while the remaining stocks each earned 6 stars. Consider stocks with a 5-star rating or better worthy of further analysis: 1 • TJX...

Time To Buy Realty Income

Valuation-wise, Realty Income (NYSE:O) is priced reasonably, but I would not yet call it cheap. This is one of those cases where we’re getting an excellent company at a reasonable price; exactly the type of investment that long-term, income-minded investors are...
Dividend Stocks For 2018

Dividend Stocks For 2018

In this article we take a look at a number of dividend stocks for 2018. When investing, we want to have a strong mix of exposures, but we like to see 20-30% of a portfolio in dividend growth names. Lets discuss what we have found for dividend stocks for 2018.  ...
Big News At Pfizer

Big News At Pfizer

The board of directors of Pfizer Inc. (PFE) today declared a 34-cent first-quarter 2018 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable March 1, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 2, 2018. Pfizer increased the dividend by...
Key Dividend Hikes You Need To Know

Key Dividend Hikes You Need To Know

You’ve probably heard of the dividend investing strategy. Look for stocks that continually offer key dividend hikes, and that do so on a regular basis. It is not always simple to find such stocks where you can go on buying shares that pay good, quality dividends...

New York Mortgage Trust Dividend

New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT) (the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on shares of its common stock for the quarter ending December 31, 2017. The New York Mortgage...
Royal Dutch Shell Dividend Looks Real Good Here

Royal Dutch Shell Dividend Looks Real Good Here

Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A, RDS.B) management has made a big announcement about the Royal Dutch Shell dividend. We believe that this is an incredible sign of strength for the company. What are we talking about here, and what is going on with the Royal Dutch Shell...
Omega Healthcare Investors Dividend In Jeopardy

Omega Healthcare Investors Dividend In Jeopardy

Health care REIT Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) reported worse-than-expected third quarter earnings at the end of October which resulted in a steep drop in the company’s share price. Omega Healthcare Investors dividend is one main reasons folks own a stock...
Campbell Soup: Major Problems

Campbell Soup: Major Problems

Our subscribers got an early look at this article—The Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) has reported earnings, and it was another subpar quarter. Shares are reeling now, and once again hovering above a 52 week low. This decline seems to be enough to bring the yield...

Disney Dividend: We Love It

Ah the coveted Disney dividend. Ok for all intents and purposes it is nothing to get too excited about. However, it has been consistently raised. We would prefer a quarterly dividend, but are happy with the Disney dividend being consistently hiked. Well it is time...

McCormick: Why We Love It

   McCormick & Co. (NYSE:MKC) remains a favorite of ours, stemming back to recent earnings. Well today McCormick declared an increase in the quarterly dividend from $0.47 to $0.52 per share on its common stocks, payable January 16, 2018 to shareholders of...

Foot Locker Dividend Discussion

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.31 per share, which will be payable on February 2, 2018 to...

Raytheon Dividend And Buyback Sees $2 Billion Added

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.7975 per outstanding share of common stock. The cash dividend is payable on Feb. 1, 2018, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on...

AGNC Investment Dividend Announced

AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.18 per share of common stock for November 2017.  The dividend is payable on December 8, 2017 to common stockholders of record as of November 30, 2017, with an...

Invesco Mortgage: A Look At The Key Metrics

Invesco Mortgage (NYSE:IVR) has quietly begun to outperform some of its peers despite it having been a name that we have wanted you to avoid for quite some time. This outperformance is evidenced by its recently reported earnings, especially when we compare the results...

GE Dividend Cut!

Despite rumors of what would actually occur, GE has actually cut its dividend. This is a major event. CEO John Flannery: “We are focused on driving total shareholder return and believe this is the right decision to align our dividend payout to cash flow...

Frontier Communications Dividend At Major Risk

We told you to get out after shares spiked following Q2 earnings. After another 25% decline, you have lost another 50%. What we said back in fall 2016 remains true today. The loss of customers is simply and absolutely unsustainable. Let us discuss: Revenues Frontier...

Two Harbors And The Massive Discount

In this column, we review critical metrics associated with the name, and assess whether TWO’s recently raised dividend back to $0.26 is being covered. Further, we will discuss our take on the stock at present levels. The key metrics which you should examine for...

GE Dividend Must Be Cut

General Electric (NYSE:GE) “absolutely” must cut its dividend, perhaps to: ….as low as $0.50 from the current $0.96, as part of a plan that leads to a smaller and more focused company, Jeff Sprague of Vertical Research Partners tells CNBC. “If...

Realty Income Dividend Is Here

It is here, once again! Realty Income Corporation (O) The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared the 569th consecutive common stock monthly dividend. The dividend amount of $0.212 per share, representing an annualized...

Key Thoughts on Annaly Capital Dividend

Annaly Capital (NYSE:NLY) is one of our longest and oldest holdings. We like the Annaly Capital dividend. Over the years we have been bearish, we have been bullish, and we have been neutral. Here in 2017 we have leaned neutral to bearish. We believe that the dividend,...
Prospect Capitals’ Black Box

Prospect Capitals’ Black Box

Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) has a vigorously managed portfolio of lending activities that necessitates constant adjustment, new deals, review of thousands of potential opportunities, and tough decision making. While investing is a personal decision, all things...
Why We Love Johnson & Johnson

Why We Love Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has just reported earnings which once again continue to impress here in 2017 which we have described as a key year for the company. What we need to see are solid and stable results each quarter with the realization that JNJ is a slow...
General Electric: GE Dividend In Trouble

General Electric: GE Dividend In Trouble

This could be devastating to General Electric (NYSE:GE. GE dividend has kept many investors in the name. But new data and insight suggest the GE dividend will be CUT. That is right, the GE Dividend is in trouble. The team at Bloomberg BDVD expects GE to slash its...
Proctor and Gamble Dividend Here

Proctor and Gamble Dividend Here

The Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.6896 per share on the Common Stock and on the Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock of the Company, payable on or after November 15, 2017 to...
AT&T Dividend Safe?

AT&T Dividend Safe?

In a recent controversial column, we discussed the changing debt load of AT&T (NYSE:T) across five charts, and provided some projections. While our Seeking Alpha readers digested the widening debt burden picture that we painted for them, a very healthy discussion...
General Mills Stock: What To Do Here

General Mills Stock: What To Do Here

We all know General Mills (NYSE:GIS) is a global food giant. General Mills Stock has and issue though. The problem is that General Mills Stock has been bumping along a 52 week low now for some time. In this article we will discuss the dividend, recent and projected...
Target Declares Dividend

Target Declares Dividend

The board of directors of Target Corporation (TGT) has declared a quarterly dividend of 62 cents per common share. The Target dividend is payable December 10, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business November 15, 2017. The 4th quarter Target dividend...
Realty Income Dividend Risks

Realty Income Dividend Risks

Realty Income (O) is dividend darling that needs no introduction. In this column we want to get right into a discussion of two risks associated with the company. The first is exposure to retail. The second is interest rates. The former could have an impact on the top...
Philip Morris Raises Dividend

Philip Morris Raises Dividend

Another year, another dividend increase for tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PM). On September 13th, it raised its quarterly dividend by 2.9%. With the raise, PM has now increased its dividend 10 years in a row, each year since the spin-off from Altria Group...
Omega Healthcare Is A Dividend Aristocrat

Omega Healthcare Is A Dividend Aristocrat

Omega Healthcare Investors, INC. (OHI) has been increasing its dividends each year for the last 15. Although this year growth has temporarily slowed, the company has grown profits and revenues for a long time and looks to be able to continue that going forward. Its...
AGNC Investment A High Dividend Stock

AGNC Investment A High Dividend Stock

AGNC Investment is a high dividend stock. Today we learned that AGNC Imvesment (AGNC) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.18 per share of common stock for September 2017. The dividend is payable on October 10, 2017 to common...
Realty Income: The Best Long-Term Investment?

Realty Income: The Best Long-Term Investment?

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, offer some of the best yields in the market. The key to this sector is finding a name that offers a safe, sustainable yield while entering at a price point that your ‘on-paper’ principal is relatively limited on the downside....

Walgreens Boots Alliance Hikes The Dividend

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) has just announced it will be hiking its dividend. That is right, this growing pharmaceutical and retail sales empire has rewarded shareholders once again with yet another reason to be long this stock. This time it has hiked its...

Omega Healthcare Investors Raises The Dividend

  Once again, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) has done it. Just moments ago Quad 7 Capital learned that OHI announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a common stock dividend of $0.64 per share, increasing the quarterly common dividend...

CVS Health: Keep an eye on this

CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) has just declared its dividend. It is now yielding almost 2.6%. In this article we will discuss why the name is a dividend growth powerhouse, and whether we will get some capital appreciation out of the name which has been absolutely crushed in...

New York Mortgage Trust Slashes Dividend

We have just learned that New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:NYMT) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on shares of its common stock for the quarter ending March 31, 2017. The dividend will be...