Dividend Stocks

The Ford (NYSE:F) stock price has fallen 10% from its recent peak in mid-July since the company reported its earnings for the second quarter. Ford stock looks like it might be a bargain.  After all, the annual 60-cents-per-share dividend yields 6.3% and the forward price-to-earnings ratio is 6.8x. But a closer look at the F
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Getting big returns from financial portfolios, whether through stocks, bonds, ETFs, other securities, or a combination of all of them, is investors’ dream. However, for income investors, the primary focus is generating consistent cash flow from every liquid investment.One way to accomplish that goal is investing in dividend stocks. Source: Shutterstock While cash flow can
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Whether it’s through stocks, bonds, ETFs, or other types of securities, all investors love seeing their portfolios score big returns. However, for income investors, the primary focus is generating consistent cash flow from every liquid investment. Dividend stocks can meet that criteria. That cash flow can come from bond interest, interest from other types of
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As a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) stock gets a lot of attention due to its high dividend yield, which is currently about 4.5%. In 2019, IBM was ranked by Forbes magazine as the world’s twentieth most valuable brand. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Year-to-date, IBM stock is up about 27%. Now may
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If you were thinking about investing in it, IBM (NYSE:IBM) stock looks fairly cheap right now. Its dividend yield is now very high at 4.6%, assuming its $6.48 annual rate stays unchanged. And now that IBM’s $34 billion purchase of Red Hat has closed, the dividend is looking even more secure. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com
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Whether it’s through stocks, bonds, ETFs, or other types of securities, all investors love seeing their portfolios score big returns. But for income investors, generating consistent cash flow from each of their liquid investments is their primary focus. Source: Shutterstock While cash flow can come from bond interest or interest from other types of investments,
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Little more than a decade after splitting to “achieve their full potential,” cigarette makers Altria (NYSE:MO) and Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) are talking about getting back together. PM and MO stock are both struggling in a dying — or at least very sick — industry. Source: Kristi Blokhin / Shutterstock.com Between them, the two companies that
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Equities in the tech sector usually don’t become popular dividend stocks. Even when they finally introduce payouts, it often only happens after years of pressure from shareholders. These stocks also often retain the interest of shareholders more for their growth potential than the payout. Others such as Google-parent Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), resist offering a dividend
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These days, the healthcare stocks are looking pretty healthy compared to stocks in other spaces. Despite political pressures about lowering costs, “Medicare for All” and importing drugs, the sector has been riding high on a wave of optimism and growth. Demand for various healthcare solutions continues to rise as our aging population simply requires more.
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After some brief excitement following the closing of its Red Hat deal, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) stock is back in the doldrums. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Shares were due to open Aug. 22 at about $134.20. They’re down 7.5% over the last year, and almost 30% over the last five years.  Shareholders are still getting
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Until a couple weeks ago, IBM (NYSE:IBM) stock was on a solid bull run. But with the plunge in the markets, IBM stock price got hit,  going from $150 to $133.76. Source: Shutterstock Despite the recent decline, International Business Machines stock is still up a respectable 18% for the year. Keep in mind that –
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It’s hard to find a bargain stock with dividends growing quickly. Often they are overvalued and not worth buying. Another problem is these kind of stocks can’t sustain the dividend growth. The trick to uncovering the best stocks to buy now is to search for fast-growing dividend stocks with low earnings-payout ratios. Even better if
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If you’re like me, the last week or so has made you a bit seasick. Thanks to the escalating trade war, dwindling economic data and perhaps missteps by the Federal Reserve, volatility is rising. Heck, the so-called “fear index” — the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) — has spiked to levels not seen in years. That’s
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Although the market’s near-7% setback suffered since its late-July high is neither devastating nor unusual, it has certainly been frustrating all the same. Many investors who were lured into the idea of “chasing performance” ended up being punished for doing so, even with Tuesday’s bounce. The selloff isn’t necessarily a reason to throw in the
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