Pfizer (NYSE:PFE): A leading drug manufacturer whose balance sheet received a COVID-19 vaccine boost. Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD): Strong dividend and earnings growth profile built in a highly regulated jurisdiction. Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB): Supplies everyday essentials that the global population will need even a century from now. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT): A defense stock that may give
Franklin Resources (BEN): Asset management giant with a forward yield of 4.41%. First Interstate Bancsystem (FIBK): Under-the-radar banking play with a 4.76% dividend yield. It could see big earnings growth next year. Leggett & Platt (LEG): Hit hard in the past year, despite a 50-year track record of raising its annual dividend. LyondellBasell Industries (LYB): A
Lumen is the old US West, but highlighting fiber and hosting assets. Lumen uses depreciation to afford an enormous dividend. That dividend was once much bigger, which is what makes LUMN stock so cheap. Source: T. Schneider via Shutterstock Lumen Technologies (NASDAQ:LUMN) stock, previously known as CenturyLink, was the US West of the last century.
The investment choices are limited for those investors who need more regular distributions of income as the vast majority of securities make quarterly dividend payments. However, there are approximately 50 companies that offer monthly dividend stocks. Monthly dividend stocks can work to the investor’s advantage, especially if they require more consistent cash flows. Even better,
CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) – Crude oil is a key raw material for the company, and its prices are on the rise. This is good news for the company because they’ve had a few recent setbacks. NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) – NextEra, one of the largest utility companies in North America, has made significant progress this year.
There’s one main reason why people buy stock in Lumen Technologies (NYSE:LUMN). That’s for LUMN stock’s juicy 8.8% dividend yield. In a world where interest rates have been low seemingly forever, a nearly 9% dividend seems like a gift. However, Lumen may end up being more of a nightmare for income-seeking investors, at least ones that
In an attempt to put a lid on inflation, the Federal Reserve has stated that it intends to raise its benchmark federal-funds rate by 0.25% at least six more times this year after already raising rates once. The Fed could also decide to move rates 0.50% if it deems necessary to combat inflation, which has
Apple (AAPL): Strong growth with emerging segments likely to help in sustaining the growth momentum. Robust cash flows will ensure dividend upside. Chevron (CVX): Among the top picks from the energy sector with a healthy balance sheet, low break-even assets, healthy cash flows and an attractive dividend yield. Pfizer (PFE): Strong growth and cash flow
Raytheon Technologies (RTX) is due to raise its dividend at the end of April – trades at 20x and 2% yield; Apple (AAPL) is due to raise its dividend in June – trades for 28 times earnings and a 0.5% yield; Chubb Limited (CB) has paid the same dividend for 4 quarters – likely to
Covestro AF (OTCMKTS:COVTY): A leading polymer player with cheap multiples Altria (NYSE:MO): Profit margins are expected to increase significantly this year Societe Generale (OTCMKTS:SCGLY): Excessive bearish sentiment offers a good entry point into this leading European bank Rubis (OTCMKTS:RBSFY): Despite underperforming crude markets, the niche oil company has solid financials Engie SA (OTCMKTS:ENGIY): Utility hard
Dividend Kings, stocks with at least 50 consecutive years of dividend growth, are favorites of many income investors. High-dividend yields can be a warning sign that the underlying company’s business is struggling or, worse for income investors, that the dividend could be at risk for of being cut. However, when those stocks offering high yields
U.S. defense stocks like Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) have been explosive. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com In fact, since Russia attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24, RTX ran from about $89.31 to a high of $104.34. While the stock has since pulled back to $101.23, I’d use weakness as opportunity. For one, no one knows when the
Return on invested capital is often an under-utilized metric when searching for high quality stocks. Investors who ignore return on invested capital as a means of evaluating stocks can miss out on companies that are making good use of invested capital. Warren Buffett, perhaps the most successful investor of all time, often stresses the importance
Devon Energy (DVN) stock now pays a $1 per share quarterly dividend ($4.00 annually), giving it a 6.50% dividend yield. This will likely rise, as the variable component of the dividend grows with higher free cash flow (FCF). Devon has expanded its buyback program to $1.6 billion, or 3.9% of its market capitalization, pushing DVN
Home Depot (HD): The company’s PRO business is accelerating Danaher (DHR): Grew its free cash flow in 2021 by 31% American Express (AXP): Amex boosted its forecast for 2022 Prologis (PLD): Continues to grow its energy business Occidental Petroleum (OXY): Warren Buffett’s buying more Dollar General (DG): Slow and steady wins the race Steel Dynamics
Wall Street investors have been on edge for a long while. There are faint signs this week that the volatility has already peaked. This is not to say that the threats have receded, but rather their effect on stocks is fizzling. Meanwhile, the pendulum swings are still large, but narrowing. Today the focus is on
Lumen Technologies(LUMN) is expanding into edge-computing infrastructure to facilitate the blockchain. Meanwhile, the company continues to trade at a low multiple and pay high dividend distributions. Investors should buy some shares of Lumen Technologies while the price is still reasonable. Louisiana-headquartered Lumen Technologies (NYSE:LUMN) was formerly known as CenturyLink, a company noted for its extensive fiber-optic network.
There’s a lot of ways to go about picking recession-proof stocks. Certain industries such as consumer staples, utilities, and health care tend to fare well even during economic downturns. Other analysts might point to certain statistics, such as high profit margins, low variation of earnings, or a net cash position on a company’s balance sheet.
Marathon Oil is an attractive oil and gas play with a 1.21% dividend yield and a forward P/E below 10x. Analysts forecast 88.5% higher earnings this year, along with significant FCF growth. It has cut the share count by 8% in over four months, implying a 14.2% buyback yield and a 15.4% total yield — making
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) — This dividend stock’s yield is low, but increasing quickly. Costco (NASDAQ:COST) — Its dividends have grown by 12% annually over the past five years. AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) — AbbVie currently boasts a 3.8% yield. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 is down by 7%, while the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 are down even more with