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As of Friday, the following securities were granting a forward dividend yield that more than doubled the S&P 500 Index's yield of 1.97%. As a result, dividend investors may want to consider taking a position in them.
The first company is National Australia Bank Ltd. (NABZY). The shares closed at $9.13 for a market capitalization of $51.74 billion on Friday. The stock has a forward dividend yield of 6.38% versus the industry median of 3.31%.
On July 7, the bank paid a semi-annual dividend of 29.1 cents per common share.
The stock has gained 7.41% so
U.S. stock markets were trading in positive territory Thursday morning, with the S&P 500 near record levels in a scenario of solid corporate results.
Shares of Sunoco LP (SUN)Â rose more than 4.5% onÂ Thursday morning after the company posted second-quarter earnings for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018.The company recorded earningsÂ per share of 58 centsÂ on revenue of $4.6Â billion. ItÂ beatÂ earnings estimates by
Investors interested in stocks that pay a dividend in August should consider master limited partnerships, otherwise known as MLPs. It is highly common for MLPs to pay a distribution in August. One example is Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE), a high-quality MLP with a 6.6% yield. Energy Transfer declared its third-quarter distribution on July 26, and will pay the distribution on Aug. 20.
Not only is Energy Transfer a high-yielding August dividend stock, but it also has attractive growth potential and is trading at an attractive price. Total returns, including dividends, could exceed 15% per year over the next
With its 1,100-store Sunoco (SUN) acquisition announced in April, 7-Eleven parent company Seven & i Holdings Co. Ltd. (TSE:3382) is gaining more attention from Western investors. The story is simple: 7-Eleven dominates the convenience store industry in Japan and now looks outside of the country for further growth.
When looking at Seven & i’s convenience business specifically, the growth story makes a lot of sense: Highest average daily store revenue in Japan, largest store network, lowest-cost operator and the list of competitive advantages continues. What many investors overlook, however, is Seven & i’s lagging department store and general merchandising store
(Published by Nick McCullum on June 16)
Master limited partnerships – or MLPs for short – are phenomenal investment vehicles for investors who are seeking to generate current portfolio income.
They are the most tax-efficient vehicle for returning money to investors because they avoid the double taxation (corporate and personal) corporations experience. MLPs are not taxed at the organizational level.
With that said, MLPs are avoided by the majority of self-directed investors. This is likely for two reasons.
First, MLPs have more complicated tax reporting (though not necessarily higher taxes) than their corporation counterparts.
Second, many MLPs are in the
(PublishedÂ by Nicholas McCullumÂ on June 12)
Income investors are starved for yield in today’s investing environment. It’s not hard to see why:
- The 10-year government bond yield is ~2.2%.
- Many sovereign entities have zero (or below!) yields on their outstanding debt. For instance, Japan’s (the world’s third-largest economy by GDP) 10-year government bond has a yield to maturity of 0.05%.
- The average dividend yield of the Standard & Poor's 500 is 1.9%, driven down by high equity valuations.
Thus, when a company like Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) is paying a 7.0% dividend yield, investors tend to take
Energy Transfer PartnersÂ (ETP), the $26.5 billion oil and gas company partner, reported its first-quarter results early this month and delivered an impressive 53.9% revenue growth to $6.9 billion and a contrasting 8.4% drop in profits to $328 million – a 4.8% margin vs. 8% in first-quarter 2016.
The partnership recorded a 20.5% increase in common unitholders’ interest in profits –Â taking into account profits taken out by Energy Transfer’s manager –Â Energy Transfer Partners General Partner LP. The General Partner is owned by Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE).
Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) announced a quarterly dividend of 28.5 cents April 28 with an ex-dividend date of May 8 and a payment date of May 19. With the dividend announcement the stock has a forward dividend yield of 6.11%.
The stock is trading at $18.66 per share. Year to date it has a return of -3.26%. It has a one-year return of 50.28%, a three-year return of 59.52% and a five-year return of 272.85%.
Energy Transfer Equity is a master limited partnership that owns equity in Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) and Sunoco LP (SUN). It pays distributions
(Published Jan. 12 by The Financial Canadian)
To be considered a Dividend Achiever, a company must have at least 10 years of consecutive dividend increases and meet certain size and liquidity requirements.
You can view the list of all 272 Dividend Achievers here.
This consistency in increasing dividends is indicative of a strong underlying business. Companies would not be capable of consistently raising distributions to shareholders if the underlying business was not performing well.
Right now, one Dividend Achiever has a yield that stands out above the rest. Best of all, the company is involved in a large accretive
Earnings across the board will be put under pressure during the next president’s term, as the market may continue to run higher in the short term. However, it is likely to fall at some point in the next four years no matter who wins on Nov. 8. The following is a selection of dividend payers that are financially stable, have grown sales and profits over the last 10 years and provide high probability of continue dividend payouts.
Waddell & Reed (WDR)
Dividend yield: 11%
The stock is off 56% in the last year as the asset management
Fewer than 100 of the more than 10,000 publicly traded companies have increased annual dividends for at least 26 consecutive years. National Retail Properties (NNN) is one of them.
Perhaps more impressively, National Retail’s average annual total return for the past 25 years has been 14.8%, significantly outpacing the market to provide meaningful value for shareholders.
The company is conservatively managed and generates a stream of highly predictable operating income, making it an appropriate income investment for our Conservative Retirees'Â dividend portfolios.
National Retail was formed in 1984 and is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with
U.S. financial market indexes ended higher in November. The Standard & Poor's 500 added 0.05% led by the financial sector, which gained 1.99%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.32% led by Home Depot (HD), up 8.28%.
Retail stocks specifically have struggled recently as retailers lower their outlooks for the holiday season, and consumers are spending cautiously as the economy overall continues to improve at a slow pace.