Comcast (CMCSA) reported its first quarter earnings before the opening bell on Tuesday, posting a 13.7% increase in revenue and a 31.5% increase in EPS over last year's Q1.
14 hours, 25 minutes ago - After a rocky couple of trading sessions seen in the past few weeks, earnings season seems to have brought some stability to the Street this week. Along with key quarterly reports from some of the biggest companies in the world, five firms raised their dividend payouts this afternoon.
14 hours, 26 minutes ago - Yum Brands (YUM) reported its first quarter earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, posting worldwide sales growth of 4% and higher earnings compared to last year's Q1.
14 hours, 53 minutes ago - After the closing bell on Tuesday, AT&T, Inc. (T) reported its first quarter earnings results.
15 hours, 1 minutes ago - After the bell on Tuesday, a few big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.
15 hours, 5 minutes ago - These were some of the biggest dividend stock performers on the upside and the downside in today's market action.
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 23, 2014
|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.36%||50.01||36.69||(on 2/1/13)|
|COP||ConocoPhillips||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.72%||74.17||53.47||(on 5/10/12)|
|CVX||Chevron Corp||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.23%||124.00||116.69||(on 4/11/14)|
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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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