Stocks on this list have dividend yields in excess of 5% and potential to provide immediate high income. However, many of these stocks come with much higher risk and the possibility of a near-term dividend cut. Make sure to evaluate a company’s debt level, cash flow generation, sales growth, profitability trends, cyclicality and more to get a better sense of the yield’s safety.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]