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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): A Dividend King That’s Built to Last

Founded in 1885, Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest medical conglomerate. With more than 250 subsidiaries operating in over 60 countries, Johnson & Johnson’s three major business units provide it with a very diversified mix of revenue, earnings, and cash flow.   Here are the company’s operating segments:   Pharmaceuticals (47% of 2016 sales; [...]

January 20th, 2018|Dividend Kings, Dividend Stocks|

Procter & Gamble (PG): Paying Dividends Since 1890, but What Does the Future Hold with Activist Nelson Peltz?

In business since 1837, Procter & Gamble has grown into one of the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturers, advertisers, and distributors. It currently sells 65 products in more than 180 countries.   Some of its leading brands are Luvs, Pampers, Tampax, Charmin, Downy, Tide, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Head & Shoulders, Old Spice, Pantene, Gillette, Braun, [...]

January 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Target (TGT): Can This Dividend King Thrive in the Age of Amazon?

Target was founded in 1902 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but the first discount Target store didn't open until 1962. Today, Target is one of America's largest retailers with annual sales of approximately $70 billion and more than 1,800 stores across the country.   Target’s stores focus on convenient one-stop shopping and competitive discount prices, offering a [...]

January 20th, 2018|Dividend Kings, Dividend Stocks|

Emerson Electric (EMR): A Quality Dividend King Benefiting From Industrial Automation

Founded in 1890, Emerson Electric is a global industrial conglomerate that serves the oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharma, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supply sectors.   Emerson Electric brings together technology and engineering to provide solutions for customers in the process, industrial, commercial, and residential [...]

January 20th, 2018|Dividend Kings, Dividend Stocks|

What Does Altria’s (MO) Future Hold for Conservative Dividend Investors?

Despite operating in one of the most controversial and heavily regulated industries in America, tobacco stocks have historically been excellent long-term, high-yield dividend growth investments.   In fact, Altria (MO) has been the best performing stock of the last 50 years, generating 20.6% annual returns and increasing shareholder wealth a remarkable 6,638 fold.   Along [...]

January 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Texas Roadhouse (TXRH): An Impressive Dividend Grower in a Tough Industry

Restaurants can be a potentially great but also very challenging industry for dividend growth investors to do well in.   After all, a steady expansion of store counts can lead to highly predictable growth.   But on the other hand, a ruthlessly competitive environment, shifting consumer tastes, and numerous cost uncertainties can make it challenging [...]

January 9th, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

TJX Companies (TJX): 21 Straight Years of Fast Dividend Growth and Plans for Expansion

Brick-and-mortar retail has been struggling in recent years as consumers increasingly turn to online shopping. In fact, e-commerce sales have grown seven times faster than brick and mortar retail since 2005 (14% annually vs 2%).   That being said, brick-and-mortar shopping is far from dead, with most physical stores still seeing slow but steady growth [...]

January 9th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Smucker’s (SJM): A Future Dividend Aristocrat Trading at a Historically High Yield

There's a school of thought popularized by Peter Lynch that investors should "invest in what you know."   In other words, buy companies that make products that you use and understand well.   This is one reason why food and beverage companies are popular, especially those that produce household brands that consumers buy on a frequent basis. [...]

January 9th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Coca-Cola (KO): Are the Best Days Behind This Buffett-Owned Dividend King?

When it comes to high-quality dividend growth stocks, investors naturally gravitate to blue chips like dividend aristocrats and dividend kings. After all, no company can increase its dividend for at least 25 or 50 years in a row without a certain combination of highly admirable characteristics.   These traits tend to include stable and predictable [...]

January 9th, 2018|Dividend Kings, High Safety|

3M (MMM): A Dividend King With a Wide Moat

While fast-growing momentum stocks might get the headlines, some of the best long-term investments are often far less exciting dividend growth stalwarts such as 3M (MMM).   This industrial powerhouse has made countless investors amazingly wealthy over the years (12.9% total returns vs 9.1% for the S&P 500 over the last 22 years) thanks to its disciplined [...]

January 9th, 2018|Dividend Kings, High Safety|

High Dividend Stocks: 31 High Yield Stocks for Income – January 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 [...]

January 8th, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Warren Buffett’s Best High Dividend Stocks – Updated December 2017

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 [...]

December 15th, 2017|Warren Buffett|

Upcoming Dividend Safety Score Improvements

Next week, a few adjustments will flow through to our Dividend Safety Scores to further improve their ability to identify companies that are most at risk of cutting their dividends in the future.   We expect these adjustments to make the scores even more thorough, timely, and accurate going forward.   However, these improvements will [...]

December 7th, 2017|Dividend Investing|

Bill Gates’ Portfolio: Reviewing One of the Wealthiest Man’s Dividend Stocks – November 2017 Update

Bill Gates is the second wealthiest man on the planet with a net worth in excess of $85 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, [...]

November 24th, 2017|Dividend Investing, Warren Buffett|

Tupperware Brands (TUP): 20 Years of Uninterrupted Dividends and a 4.6% Yield, But How Safe is the Payout?

While interest rates are slowly rising, they remain at historically low levels. As a result, many income-focused investors continue to search for the best high dividend stocks to meet their long-term investing needs.   High dividend stocks can be an appealing way to fund a portion of retirement through dividends rather than the selling of shares, but [...]

November 9th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|