/Dividend Stocks

Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP)

Founded in 1999, Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP) is a renewable energy-focused limited partnership, or YieldCo, that's run by Brookfield Asset Management (BAM). The company is one of the world’s largest publicly-traded renewable power platforms with a portfolio consisting of over 16,300 megawatts of capacity and 843 generating facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC)

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) is an externally managed business development company, or BDC. The company is a subsidiary of Ares Management LP (ARES), which provides the firm's management team. Ares Management has over 1,000 employees working around the world and manages over $100 billion in assets.   Ares Capital specializes in acquisitions, recapitalizations, mezzanine debt, [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Royal Bank of Canada (RY)

Founded in 1869, Royal Bank of Canada (RY) is Canada's largest bank by assets (about $1 trillion) and one of the 15 largest global banks by market cap. The firm is well-diversified across businesses, geographies and client segments, serving 16 million customers worldwide in Canada, the U.S., and 35 other countries. Royal Bank of Canada [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Oracle (ORCL)

Founded by Larry Ellison in 1977, Oracle (ORCL) is one of the world's leading IT software companies. The business serves the needs of over 400,000 companies companies, both large and small, in about 175 countries around the globe.   Historically, Oracle has dominated enterprise level database software with about 40% market share. In this business, [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is one of the world’s largest industrial component manufacturers, operating over 500 facilities around the globe (roughly half of sales are in North America).   The company has grown into an extremely diversified manufacturer of specialized industrial and consumer equipment and consumables with a presence in many different [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Kroger (KR)

Kroger (KR) was founded in 1883 and is the second largest food retailer after Walmart with over $120 billion in annual sales. The company operates almost 2,800 supermarkets, of which more than 2,200 have pharmacies and nearly 1,500 have fuel centers. Kroger's grocery stores are located in 35 states and serve more than 9 million [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

ConocoPhillips (COP)

Founded in 1917, ConocoPhillips (COP) is the world's largest independent exploration and production oil company and is nearly twice as large as its nearest rival by production. The company explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas liquids, and bitumen in 17 countries around the world.   [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Honeywell (HON)

Founded in 1920, Honeywell International (HON) is a diversified industrial giant operating in about 70 countries. The company invents and commercializes technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity, and urbanization.   Honeywell operates through four segments: Aerospace (38% of revenue, 41% of profits): products are used on [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

BP (BP)

Founded in 1889 and based in London, British Petroleum (BP) is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world with sales in excess of $240 billion in 2017. The company operates in over 70 countries and has proven oil & gas reserves of 18.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent (about 20 [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Cracker Barrel (CBRL)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) has been in business since 1969 and operates a chain of more than 650 restaurants located throughout the U.S. The company’s country-themed, full-service restaurant served 7,000 guests per week in 2017, offering diners a variety of breakfast (24% of sales), lunch (39%), and dinner (37%) foods with meals costing [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Raytheon (RTN)

Founded in 1922, Raytheon (RTN) is a defense contractor and technology leader specializing in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions. The company operates through five segments: Missile Systems (29% of sales, 31% of income): develops and supports a range of weapon systems, including missiles, smart munitions, close-in weapon systems, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles, directed energy [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

High Dividend Stocks: 30 High Yield Stocks for Income – May 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 [...]

May 1st, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

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|