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Investing Topics: Dividend Stocks

Seeking Dividend Champions: Don’t Settle for Less

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 21, 2018
This week, Barron’s “5 Dividend Standouts,” asserted that “finding stocks with both attractive yields and strong dividend growth isn’t easy.” But I take issue with the article’s implication that individual investors can’t find stocks with generous and growing dividends on their own when there are 8 rock-solid, buy-rated essential services stocks in our Conservative Income Portfolio right now, yielding an average of 6 percent.

What to Expect When Companies Declare Q3 Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 23, 2018
The hype and volatility of corporate earnings reporting season will soon be upon us. Before that happens, however, many companies will announce something considerably more near and dear to the hearts of income investors: Calendar third quarter dividends.

A Rare 9 Percent Yield With Safety Credentials

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 6, 2018
For the first year since 2005, propane distributor Amerigas Partners (NYSE: APU) didn’t raise its quarterly distribution. Rather than a sign of weakness, however, management’s decision secures the already generous 9 percent plus yield and may have set the stage for shares to break out of an 8-years plus trading range.

Dominant Down Under and Cheap Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 13, 2018
This Australian energy giant has reaped the rewards of climbing natural-gas prices while continuing to invest in the future.

Business is Booming

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 5, 2018
Our favorite turnaround story in the utility sector posted a blow-out fourth quarter.

A Trip to the Big-Yield Store

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 5, 2018
Like a moth to a flame, income-seeking investors often gravitate toward the biggest yields; all too many end up getting burned.

Time to Buy, Judiciously 

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 5, 2018
The pullback in utility stocks has weighed on our overall returns, but this retrenchment means that all but a small handful of our Portfolio holdings trade below our buy targets. Investors who followed our lead and took partial profits over the summer should have plenty of dry powder.

Getting over the Hump: Another Batch of Earnings Updates

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 26, 2018
More than two-thirds of the companies tracked in our Utility Report Card have announced quarterly results and guidance. We update our ratings and comments on last week's reporters.

Dodging Dividend Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 24, 2018
Sweet yields can bring sour consequences down the line in an unforgiving market.

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