McDonald's (MCD) announced a 0.5% rise in its global comparable sales for November, with a decrease in U.S. sales offset by an increase in sales overseas.
8 hours, 39 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 8 big-name stocks going ex-dividend on December 10.
8 hours, 54 minutes ago - Before Monday'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.
9 hours, 30 minutes ago - Shares of SYSCO Corporation (SYY) were up over 29% on Monday morning after the company announced that it has agreed to acquire US Foods.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 - We at Dividend.com are very proud to announce the latest edition of our ever popular Dividend Stock Guide! All new for 2014, this 280-page eBook gives dividend investors a solid preview of what to expect in the coming year.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 - This is a sneak peak at stocks that have a market cap below $750 Million that we are currently evaluating for possible additions to our "Best Dividend Stocks" list. We update this list each week and do add and remove some names to it throughout the week.<!--more-->
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 December 9, 2013
|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.12%||51.35||36.69||(on 1/31/13)|
|BMY||Bristol-Myers Squibb||Login/Signup for Ratings||2.76%||50.68||22.58||(on 8/24/09)|
|COP||ConocoPhillips||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.90%||70.77||53.47||(on 5/9/12)|
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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