Warren Buffett’s Best High Dividend Stocks – August 2017 Update

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway outperformed the S&P 500 by 11.1% per year from 1965-2016, generating an overall gain of 1,972,595% compared to the market's total return of 12,717%.   It's no wonder why investors closely monitor Warren Buffett's portfolio. He is arguably the greatest investor of all time, and his best investment advice can be seen here.   While [...]

August 17th, 2017|Warren Buffett|

Bill Gates’ Portfolio: Reviewing the Richest Man in the World’s Dividend Stocks – August 2017 Update

Bill Gates is the wealthiest man on the planet with a net worth in excess of $80 billion.   Just like you and me, Bill wants to earn a return on his pile of cash. Of the 17 publicly-traded companies held in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, 12 pay dividends.   In this article, I [...]

August 17th, 2017|Dividend Investing, Warren Buffett|

McCormick (MKC): A Dividend Aristocrat With Double-Digit Total Return Potential

Dividend aristocrats, S&P 500 companies that have proven to have stable and resilient enough business models to raise dividends for 25+ consecutive years, can be a great place to go looking for new income growth ideas.   Let's take a look at McCormick (MKC), a dividend aristocrat whose wide moat business has allowed it to raise [...]

August 16th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Leggett & Platt (LEG): A Future Dividend King With Accelerating Payout Growth

With 46 straight years of dividend increases to its name, Leggett & Platt (LEG) is a dividend aristocrat and very close to becoming a dividend king, an even more exclusive club with members boasting 50+ consecutive years of payout increases.   What makes Leggett & Platt an even more interesting investment candidate is that over the past [...]

August 16th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Nucor (NUE): A Dividend Aristocrat That Could Benefit From the Trump Administration

Nucor (NUE) has increased its dividend for 44 consecutive years – every year since it first began paying dividends in 1973.   For a company operating in the cyclical steel market, this level of consistency is very impressive.   Nucor possesses a number of competitive advantages that have helped it navigate the many ups and [...]

August 11th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

American States Water (AWR): The Longest Dividend Growth Streak in America

Companies that have consistently increased their dividends over the course of several decades are often some of the most resilient businesses in the market.   Dividend kings are especially popular with income investors because they have boosted their payouts for at least 50 consecutive years.   American States Water (AWR) is a small cap and [...]

August 11th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Clorox (CLX): An Industry Leader With 40 Straight Years of Dividend Growth

Dividend aristocrats, S&P 500 companies with 25+ years of consecutive dividend growth, can make a great starting point in the search high-quality income investments.   Among the dividend aristocrats, consumer products conglomerates are one of the most popular choices, thanks to their recession resistant business models and low volatility.   Warren Buffett owns a number [...]

August 9th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

S&P Global (SPGI): A Fast-Growing Dividend Aristocrat With a Wide Moat

With 30 consecutive years of dividend increases under its belt, S&P Global (SPGI) is a member of the dividend aristocrats.   S&P Global is one of the most unique companies in this group for a number of reasons, making it an interesting stock to keep an eye on for long-term dividend growth investors.   The [...]

August 9th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

ABM Industries (ABM): A Dividend King Improving Its Profitability and Dividend Growth Outlook

Dividend kings, companies with 50+ consecutive years of dividend growth under their belts, tend to be large, stable, and well-known businesses that are often a favorite among income investors.   However, occasionally small, lesser-known companies make it into this venerable group.   ABM Industries (ABM) is one example and has been a remarkably stable business over [...]

August 8th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Cintas (CTAS): A Durable Dividend Aristocrat With 34 Consecutive Years of Payout Growth

Cintas (CTAS) has proven to be an extremely durable business with roots dating back nearly 90 years, and the company has rewarded its shareholders with higher dividend payments for more than 30 years.   Cintas is one of the most consistent sales and earnings growers around, and it operates in a very slow-changing industry where it [...]

August 8th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

PPG Industries (PPG): A High Quality Dividend Aristocrat With 46 Straight Dividend Increases

PPG Industries (PPG) has rewarded its shareholders with higher dividend payments for 46 consecutive years, making it a member of the dividend aristocrats list here.   The company's dividend growth has accelerated in recent years, and management boosted PPG's payout by 13% earlier this year.   PPG is arguably one of the highest quality dividend [...]

August 8th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

V.F. Corp (VFC): A Fast-Growing Dividend Aristocrat That Could Be On Sale

Dividend aristocrats, those 51 companies in the S&P 500 that have raised payouts for 25+ consecutive years, often make excellent starting places to look for high-quality, long-term investments.   However, a common problem is that many dividend aristocrats are very large, slow growing blue chips that are so well known that they often trade at premium valuations. [...]

August 1st, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

High Dividend Stocks: 34 High Yield Stocks for Income – August 2017 Update

High dividend stocks appeal to many investors living off dividends in retirement because their high yields provide generous income.   Many of the highest paying dividend stocks offer a high yield in excess of 4%, and some even yield 10% or more.   However, not all high yield dividend stocks are safe. Let’s review what [...]

August 1st, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Cincinnati Financial (CINF): A Dependable Dividend King With 56 Consecutive Years of Payout Growth

Cincinnati Financial (CINF) has increased its dividend for 56 consecutive years, an impressive streak that only seven other U.S. public companies can match.   Perhaps more impressively, a shareholder who purchased one share of this well-run insurer before 1957 would own more than 2,146 shares today, assuming all shares from stock dividends and splits were held. [...]

August 1st, 2017|Dividend Kings|