Mixed earnings results paved the way early for what seemed to be a day that was going to be full of mixed market action. The averages opened up higher, but quickly gave away those gains. However, the averages were able to bounce off the lows, rally into positive territory and the Dow made it 19 Tuesdays in a row closing in the green.
7 hours, 12 minutes ago - These were some of the biggest dividend stock performers on the upside and the downside in today's market action.
11 hours, 8 minutes ago - Goldman Sachs reported on Tuesday that it has increased its price target on payment services company, American Express Company (AXP).
13 hours, 20 minutes ago - Piper Jaffray reported on Tuesday that it has started coverage of toy maker, Hasbro, Inc. (HAS).
13 hours, 40 minutes ago - Barrington Research reported on Tuesday that it has lowered its rating on drugstore chain, Walgreen Company (WAG).
13 hours, 40 minutes ago - Analysts at D.A. Davidson downgraded financial services firm Comerica Incorporated (CMA) on Tuesday, as the low interest rate environment should stunt its earnings growth going forward.
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 May 22, 2013
|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.44%||46.54||36.69||(on 2/1/13)|
|BMY||Bristol-Myers Squibb||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.18%||44.06||22.58||(on 8/25/09)|
|COP||ConocoPhillips||Login/Signup for Ratings||4.11%||64.31||53.47||(on 5/10/12)|
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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.
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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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