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Compass Minerals (CMP)

Compass Minerals (CMP) boasts an operating history dating back to 1844 and is a leading producer of essential minerals. Specifically, Compass Minerals primarily sells: Salt: used mainly by cities for deicing roads but has many consumer and industrial applications as well. Specialty potash: a premium fertilizer that improves the quality, yield, and shelf life of [...]

April 30th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY)

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) traces its roots back to 1887 and is one of the world's largest biopharmaceutical businesses. The company offers drugs in the various therapeutic classes, such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience, and virology, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.   Bristol-Myers' top 10 drugs account for 90% of sales and include the following major [...]

April 30th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Bank of America (BAC)

Founded in 1874, Bank of America (BAC), with just over $2.3 trillion in total assets, is the world’s 9th largest bank and the 2nd largest U.S. megabank. The company operates over 4,400 branches in the U.S., as well as more than 16,000 ATMs. In total, Bank of America has 47 million U.S. consumer and business [...]

April 30th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)

Founded in 1995, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is one of America's largest midstream master limited partnerships, or MLPs. The company is part of the larger Energy Transfer family of companies and MLPs, which is overseen by founder and CEO Kelcy Warren. Warren owns 17% of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), the sponsor and general partner of [...]

April 30th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

Founded in 1832, Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) is one of Canada's dominant banking institutions. The firm provides a broad range of advice, products, and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.   The bank, commonly referred to as Scotiabank, has about $900 billion [...]

April 30th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Costco (COST)

Costco (COST) was founded in 1976 and pioneered the wholesale warehouse retail business model. The company is one of the world’s largest sellers of groceries, alcohol, diamonds, electronics, prescription drugs, tires, gasoline, and even travel services. Costco operates nearly 750 store locations in 11 countries today. Source: Costco Investor Presentation While Costco is the world’s [...]

April 30th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Old Republic International (ORI)

Founded in 1887, Old Republic International (ORI) engages in insurance underwriting primarily in the U.S. and Canada. The firm owns 134 subsidiaries that operate in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and three U.S. territories.   Old Republic International operates through two main segments: General Insurance Group and the Title Insurance Group, which together generated [...]

April 17th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

HCP (HCP)

HCP (HCP) is a healthcare REIT that went public in 1985 with 24 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Over the decades, the business eventually became a dividend aristocrat with 30 consecutive years of dividend growth. HCP's success was fueled by acquisitions of over 1,200 new healthcare properties, including skilled nursing, medical office buildings (MOBs), life science [...]

April 17th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Uniti Group (UNIT)

In April 2015, the struggling regional telecom company Windstream (WIN) spun off 80% of its fiber optic cables into an internally managed REIT which was later renamed Uniti Group (UNIT). The use of these assets was leased back to Windstream under a 15-year triple-net lease agreement.   Under this arrangement, Windstream pays for maintenance, taxes, [...]

April 17th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Unilever (UL)

With roots going back to 1885, Unilever (UL) was formed by the 1929 merger of Margarine Unie of the Netherlands and U.K. soapmaker Lever Brothers. The company is one of the world's largest consumer staples companies today.   Unilever produces over 400 branded products used by more than 2.5 billion people each day in over [...]

April 17th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

With roots tracing back to 1715 in London, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The business has nearly 100,000 employees and operates in more than 150 countries.   GlaxoSmithKline has three primary business segments: Pharmaceuticals (57% of revenue, 66% of segment profits): patented drugs treating bacterial, viral (including HIV), as well [...]

April 17th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Nike (NKE)

Founded as Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964, the company changed its name to Nike (NKE) in 1971 and is the largest sports footwear and apparel company in the world today.   The global business sells shoes, sports apparel, equipment, and accessories in nine major market segments: basketball, Air Jordan, football, men’s and women’s training, action [...]

April 17th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Omnicom (OMC)

Omnicom (OMC) was formed in 1986 and is one of the largest providers of advertising and marketing communication services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.   As a full-service agency, Omnicom provides numerous services, including designing ad campaigns, making the actual ads, determining where the ads should be placed and distributed, media [...]

April 6th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Kraft Heinz (KHC)

Kraft Heinz (KHC) has roots dating back to 1869. The company was formed by the $45 billion merger of Heinz and Kraft in 2015 which created the fifth largest food maker in the world, and the third largest in the U.S. with more than $25 billion in revenue.   Today Kraft Heinz operates 83 manufacturing [...]

April 6th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Eaton (ETN)

Founded in 1911, Eaton (ETN) is a large industrial conglomerate with approximately $20 billion in annual sales. The company produces products in over 50 countries and sells them in more than 175 markets around the world.   Eaton provides a wide range of energy-efficient products and systems that help customers manage power across electrical, hydraulic, [...]

April 6th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|