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) 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|

High Dividend Stocks: 29 High Yield Stocks for Income – April 2018 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 [...]

April 6th, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

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|

Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot (HD) began operating in 1978, approximately 32 years after Lowe’s (LOW) was founded. Despite its later start date, Home Depot is now the world’s biggest home improvement retailer with over $100 billion in annual sales. The company has more than 2,200 retail stores and maintains the number one market share position in the [...]

April 6th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Visa (V)

Founded in 1958 as BankAmericard, Visa (V) helped pioneer modern credit. The company was the first to offer credit cards to consumers and also introduced the debit card in 1975, for example.   Today Visa has become the world's second largest payment process network operator (second only to China's UnionPay). Its payment network stretches the [...]

March 26th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

OGE Energy (OGE)

Founded in 1902, OGE Energy (OGE) is a regulated electric utility that generates and distributes power in Oklahoma (91% of electric revenue) and western Arkansas. Its coal-fired and natural gas-fired power plants, wind farms, and solar panels serve 842,000 customers in 267 mostly rural and suburban communities.   The company has a total of seven [...]

March 26th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Ford (F)

Founded in 1903 in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford (F) is the third largest automaker by revenue with approximately 7% global market share. In 2017 the company sold more than 6.6 million cars, SUVs, and trucks under the Ford and Lincoln brands in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.   While Ford [...]

March 26th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (BPL)

Buckeye Partners (BPL) traces its roots back to 1886 as the Buckeye Pipe Line Company, part of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil empire. Over 30 years ago the business changed its corporate structure to that of a master limited partnership (MLP).   Today Buckeye Partners operates a global portfolio of petroleum and petroleum product pipelines [...]

March 26th, 2018|MLP|