The ups and downs on Wall Street have proven to be a blessing for some and a never-ending burden for others. We all strive to be stoic in the face of volatility, but even the most patient investors have been tempted by the allure of active management.
4 hours, 54 minutes ago - U.S. equity indexes endured a volatile session on Thursday as upbeat earnings from Apple Inc. (AAPL) collided with escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Amid the up-and-down trading session, 13 companies announced dividend increases.
5 hours, 16 minutes ago - After the bell on Thursday, 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.
5 hours, 32 minutes ago - These were some of the biggest dividend stock performers on the upside and the downside in today's market action.
5 hours, 55 minutes ago - Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) extended its earnings win streak to three this afternoon, as the company beat estimates for the third consecutive quarter. All eyes were on the tech giant after Apple (AAPL) set the tone yesterday with a very busy earnings release, and Microsoft did not disappoint.
6 hours, 7 minutes ago - Starbucks (SBUX) reported its second quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, posting record high revenues and earnings for the quarter.
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 April 25, 2014
|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.41%||49.32||36.69||(on 2/1/13)|
|COP||ConocoPhillips||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.71%||74.49||53.47||(on 5/10/12)|
|CVX||Chevron Corp||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.22%||124.30||116.69||(on 4/11/14)|
Our proprietary dividend stock rating system is called DARS™, or Dividend Advantage Rating System. We've used the DARS™ method to research, review, rate, and rank nearly 1,600 dividend-paying stocks.
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For far too long, dividend stocks have been considered "boring" by mainstream investors. The question we like to ask around here is "What's so boring about making above-average returns and building long-term financial security?"
Quite simply, we believe that dividend-paying stocks are the best way to build long-term wealth.
In the real world, no one builds a fortune overnight. The key to growing your money is making smart investing decisions over a period of several years.
That's what's so great about high-quality dividend stocks -- these companies actually pay dividends to their investors every year, simply for owning the stock!
Advantages of Dividend-Paying Stocks
One thing's for sure, dividend stocks are not a get-rich-quick scheme. Dividends will seldom provide investors with large, immediate returns on their money. Dividend stocks do, however, supply their investors with that rare but crucial combination of capital gains and cash flow. Thus, when you buy quality dividend stocks, you have two ways to make money:
- 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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