Walgreen Company (WAG) reported its fourth quarter results before the opening bell on Tuesday morning, posting a 6.4% increase in revenues and a 1.4% increase in adjusted EPS compared to last year's Q4.
3 hours, 5 minutes ago - Before Tuesday'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.
3 hours, 8 minutes ago - Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its upcoming dividend payout. For more information, check out Everything Investors Need to Know About Ex-Dividend Dates. Below we highlight seven big-name stocks going ex-dividend on Wednesday, October 1.
3 hours, 39 minutes ago - On Tuesday morning, Moody's Corporation (MCO) reported that it has boosted its outlook for FY2014.
19 hours, 6 minutes ago - After the closing bell on Monday, business services company Cintas Corporation (CTAS) released its fiscal 2015 first quarter results, with revenues coming in basically flat compared to last year's Q1, while adjusted EPS came in higher.
19 hours, 51 minutes ago - Investors have been growing skittish over the last week or two, as markets have been seeing more red than green. The current bull run has already experienced a few bumps in the road and some volatile periods, but that does not make it any easier to watch your portfolio take a hit. In some cases, the sell-offs are just traders taking profits from what has been a fruitful couple of years for Wall Street; for others, nerves likely played a part in their selling behavior.
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 September 30, 2014
|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||2.87%||58.52||36.69||(on 2/1/13)|
|ARLP||Alliance Resource Partners L.P.||Login/Signup for Ratings||5.74%||43.56||46.70||(on 7/7/14)|
|BNS||Bank of Nova Scotia||Login/Signup for Ratings||4.25%||62.13||67.51||(on 7/7/14)|
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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 being a dividend investor. High-yield dividend stocks actually pay cash 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 a dividend investor 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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