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Nordson (NDSN): A Premier Dividend King Dispensing Higher Dividends for 53 Straight Years

Nordson (NDSN) has the 14th longest dividend growth streak among U.S. public companies with 53 consecutive years of increases, but many investors have never heard of this member of the dividend kings list here.   However, Nordson is certainly a business that's worth getting to know.   The company has sticky customer relationships, a large base of [...]

July 21st, 2017|Dividend Kings|

C.H. Robinson (CHRW) Drops on Earnings Report: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

C.H. Robinson (CHRW) reported second-quarter earnings results after the market closed yesterday.   The company announced that diluted earnings per share came in at 78 cents, which was well short of the 90 cents that analysts were expecting.   As a result, CHRW's stock price dropped more than 9% in after-hours trading before recovering for [...]

July 20th, 2017|Dividend Stocks|

Aflac (AFL): A Cheap Dividend Aristocrat or Value Trap?

Over the past decades boring old insurance specialist Aflac (AFL) has done a remarkable job of enriching long-term income growth investors thanks to its impressive 34-year dividend growth streak.   That's courtesy of its strong, cash-rich business model, which has allowed it to grow its dividend by 14.6% annually over the past quarter century, resulting in annual [...]

July 20th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Medtronic (MDT): A Dividend Aristocrat With Double-Digit Payout Growth Potential

Medtronic (MDT) is one of the largest medical device makers in the world and, with 39 consecutive years of dividend growth, one of the venerable dividend aristocrats here.   Even more impressive? Over the last 39 years, Medtronic has rewarded income investors with 18% annual dividend growth, making it not only highly reliable, but also one [...]

July 18th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Ecolab (ECL): A High Quality Dividend Aristocrat Held by Bill Gates

Ecolab (ECL) is arguably one of the most reliable businesses that money can buy, which is perhaps why the company is a large holding in Bill Gates' dividend portfolio here.   Although Ecolab's dividend yield is low (1.1%), the company’s long-term growth outlook is excellent and supported by its impressive moat (90% recurring revenue in [...]

July 18th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Illinois Tool Works (ITW): A Dividend King With Double-Digit Total Return Potential

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is one of the strongest, most diversified companies that a dividend growth investor can find in the industrial sector.   While the stock only yields close to 2% today, the company has consistently raised its dividend at a double-digit pace for many years.   In fact, Illinois Tool Works has been growing [...]

July 14th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Lancaster Colony (LANC): A Small Cap Dividend King Worth Reviewing

Despite growing its dividend every year since 1963, Lancaster Colony (LANC) is a relatively unknown company with most income investors.   Lancaster Colony is one of the dividend kings here thanks to its 50+ consecutive years of payout growth, but it is unlike many of the other kings, which are generally large and relatively slow-growing companies.   [...]

July 12th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Colgate-Palmolive (CL): A Dividend King That Hasn’t Missed a Payment in 122 Years

While dividend growth investing is arguably one of the best ways for people to build long-term income and wealth over time, that doesn't necessarily mean that selecting quality companies is easy.   After all, the key to long-term success involves finding companies with strong management teams, consistent and growing cash flows, safe debt levels, and dividend-friendly corporate [...]

July 12th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Thomson Reuters (TRI): Paying Higher Dividends for 24 Consecutive Years

Thomson Reuters (TRI) has raised its dividend for 24 straight years and is arguably one of the safest sources of income in the market for investors living on dividends in retirement.   The company’s business benefits from selling mission-critical solutions and generates significant amounts of recurring revenue (86% of sales), which results in very predictable [...]

July 7th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Safety|

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM): A Dividend Aristocrat Trading at Some of the Best Valuations in 20 Years

Historically, dividend growth investing has been one of the best ways for regular people to compound their wealth and income over time.   Of course, the trick is to be able to carefully select the best quality companies, those with high-quality management teams, strong balance sheets, predictable businesses, and dividend-friendly corporate cultures.   That's why dividend aristocrats have [...]

July 7th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT): A Dividend Aristocrat and One of the Best REITs in the World

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are the best and easiest way for income investors to profit from rental properties without any of the hassle, paperwork, or illiquidity that goes with personally owning real estate.   Of course, now that interest rates are rising for the first time in nearly a decade, many investors are concerned [...]

July 5th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats, REIT|

High Dividend Stocks: 33 High Yield Stocks for Income – July 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 [...]

July 3rd, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

National Retail Properties (NNN): A Safe, High-Yield REIT Trading Near Its 52-Week Low

Real estate has historically been a popular way to build and preserve wealth. However, buying, owning, and managing rental properties can be highly complex.   That's why Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) offer a far simpler, more liquid way for regular investors to profit from this valuable industry.   Of course, REITs are also a [...]

June 30th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

Waste Management (WM): One of Bill Gates’ Top Dividend Stocks Provides Safe Income

Waste Management (WM) is the largest waste and recycling company in North America and has an impressive dividend profile.   The company provides mission critical services, possesses a strong moat, and has been a consistent cash flow generator over the last decade, just like many of the best high dividend stocks here.   Its scale and [...]

June 30th, 2017|Dividend Stocks|

Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI): Safe, High-Yield Income or Value Trap?

Certain real estate investment trusts (REITs) can be an excellent way for investors to meet their income needs, especially for folks living off dividends during retirement.   That being said, as with all investments, it's important to be careful and focus on high quality stocks with a long-term-focused management team, a safe dividend, a strong [...]

June 28th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|