We are in the final day of what has been the best week for the markets in 2014. While we saw a very choppy market last week, the market was generally positive this week. As the third quarter earning season continues, we saw several big-names release financial results this week - including 130 companies in the S&P 500. Below is an overview of the week ended October 24.
7 hours, 3 minutes ago - Before Friday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst commentary for investors.
7 hours, 14 minutes ago - Before the opening bell on Friday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.
7 hours, 16 minutes ago - Before Friday's opening bell, Procter & Gamble Co (PG) released its first quarter results and announced its plan to exit its Duracell battery business.
7 hours, 20 minutes ago - Before Friday's opening bell, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) released its third quarter results and its outlook for the holiday season and full-year 2014.
7 hours, 21 minutes ago - Before Friday's opening bell, Ford Motor Company (F) released its third quarter financial results, which fell from the year prior.
Our industry-leading Best Dividend Stocks list is comprised of the rock-solid dividend-payers that are poised to outperform today's markets. We've applied our proprietary DARS Rating System to nearly 1,600 dividend-paying stocks, and only those with a DARS Score of 3.5 and above are included on our "Recommended" list.
Dividend.com Best Dividend Stocks List for October 24, 2014
|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.29%||59.52||36.69||(on 2/1/13)|
|ARLP||Alliance Resource Partners L.P.||Login/Signup for Ratings||5.65%||44.25||46.70||(on 7/7/14)|
|BNS||Bank of Nova Scotia||Login/Signup for Ratings||4.39%||60.19||67.51||(on 7/7/14)|
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- Capital Gains - The stock price goes up, so your shares are worth more than you originally bought them for, and
- Dividends - The company whose stock you bought rewards its shareholders with (usually) quarterly dividend payments.
We can draw comparisons to dividend stocks within the real estate market by looking at multi-family apartment units. These investment properties, as long as they yield positive cash flow, make good investments because while the buildings themselves appreciate in value (capital gains), the investor also receives monthly revenue from the tenants (dividends).
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