Dividends

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. Dividends are often distributed quarterly and are 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.


Dividend-Paying Stocks: Are They Too “Slow-Growth?”

By Wednesday, May 6, 2015

dividend paying stocksCountless earnings reports are still hitting the Street—and a lot of them are from dividend-paying stocks.It hasn’t been a bad first-quarter earnings season overall. We know that sales growth is pretty slow for brand-name businesses. And those companies generating double-digit growth on the stock market are expensively priced.. Read More

Two Dividend-Paying Stocks That Can Beat the Market

By Friday, May 1, 2015

Dividend Paying StocksNow that we know that first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) was anemic and the Federal Reserve is thinking about changing interest rates, individual stock selection is even more key in this market. And I still like dividend-paying stocks; they can outperform with sales and earnings growth slowing.In a rising-rate environment,. Read More

Spring Stock Market Forecast: Signs of Slowing & Consolidation

By Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring Stock Market ForecastThere’s a tremendous amount of noise surrounding the stock market. And so it’s important to cut through it to focus on what really matters as an equity investor: what corporations are actually saying about their businesses.Even though the stock market is a secondary pricing mechanism anchored by monetary policy, it is a system. Read More

Early 1Q15 Earnings Forecast: Decent Bottom Line, Disappointing Sales

By Friday, March 20, 2015

1Q15 Earnings ForecastFirst-quarter earnings season is on the horizon and early reporters, so far, are revealing the same results we got in 4Q14—a decent bottom line, but sales coming up short. So far, my early 1Q15 earnings forecast predicts a boring reporting season.Oracle Among Companies Keeping Investor Interest with Dividend BoostsSeveral important. Read More

4Q14 Earnings Season Uneventful; Five Stocks to Consider for Steady Return

By Wednesday, February 25, 2015

4Q14 Stock Summary4Q14 Stock Summary: Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season a BoreWe’re now in the lull between earnings seasons, and stocks will trade off economic news and geopolitical events.Fourth-quarter earnings season was fairly uneventful. It seemed that investors basically ignored the results, unsure of whether to buy a market that’s already. Read More

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