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 10 big-name stocks going ex-dividend for the week of September 2-5.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 - It's crazy to think, but fall is in the air. We're smack dab in the middle of the informal "end of summer" weekend, given it's Sunday of the Labor Day break.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 - Today marks the final trading day in August. Before we kick off the long weekend full of Labor Day festivities, lets take a look at the dividend stocks that we expect to announce a dividend increase in the month of September. For many dividend investors, dividend reliability is key when choosing a company to invest in. These four dividend choices below have raised dividends for at least 10 years.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 - Tobacco companies Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI) and Lorillard Inc. (LO) reported on Thursday evening that both companies have received notices from federal regulators that the Federal Trade Commission is requesting additional information regarding the planned merger of the two companies.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 - 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.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 - Before Friday's opening bell, discount retailer Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) released its second quarter financial results, which came in higher from the same quarter a year ago.
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 2, 2014
|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.04%||55.28||36.69||(on 2/1/13)|
|ARLP||Alliance Resource Partners L.P.||Login/Signup for Ratings||5.02%||49.76||46.70||(on 7/7/14)|
|BNS||Bank of Nova Scotia||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.99%||66.22||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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