Dividend

A dividend is the payment that a company distributes to its shareholders as a percent of earnings. Management can decide whether to pay a dividend, how much it is, and the frequency of payments. A dividend is often distributed quarterly and is quoted as the amount of dividend per share. Companies that are growing fast tend not to issue a dividend, as they pour money back into the business.


3 Dividend Stocks to Watch in August and September

By Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Dividend StocksAfter months of trading in a tight range, the S&P 500 is finally making a move. Tragically, but not surprisingly, it’s to the downside. Currently at around the 2,000 mark, the S&P 500 is down almost three percent since the beginning of January. For the week ended August 21, the S&P 500 is down more than four percent. For those.

Dividend Stocks: These 3 Are Poised to Hike Their Payouts

By Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Dividend StocksFor investors looking for an adequate return on their money with the least possible volatility, it would be worthwhile to check out the contenders for our top dividend stocks for 2015. The Chinese economy is slowing down. Commodity prices are at multi-year lows. Bond yields are pitiful. With so much uncertainty surrounding the global.

Is Chevron Corporation’s (CVX) Dividend Safe?

By Thursday, August 13, 2015
Chevron CorporationCan Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) get past low oil prices and its financial troubles to continue paying its shareholder dividends? Not likely, according to a recent report by Jefferies Group LLC. And it’s not the only major oil company under pressure. (Source: Bloomberg, last accessed August 13, 2015.) But is a reported $60.0 billion.

Warren Buffett’s Top 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2015

By Monday, August 10, 2015
Invest Like a Billionaire To find the best dividend-paying stocks in 2015, it might be a good idea to see what the 20th century’s greatest investor is holding… Warren Buffett: World’s Wealthiest Investor Forbes just released its 2015 ranking of the world’s wealthiest 500 people. For Wall Street, the most interesting ones are those investors who have.

Target Corporation Announces 7.7% Dividend Increase and $5.0 Billion Expansion of Share Repurchase

By Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Target CorporationTarget Corp. (NYSE/TGT) announced an increase to its dividend and share buyback program, a sign that the struggling retailer may finally be turning around. (Source: Target, June 9, 2015.) Target’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 56 cents per common share, a 7.7 % increase from the prior quarterly dividend .
Sep. 3, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.62%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.19%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.

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