Dividend Investing

Dividend investing is one of the most effective methods for generating superior returns over the long-term. Research has shown that dividend payments account for over 40 percent of an investor’s total returns. Utilizing efficient dividend investing strategies will allow you to create recurring income streams to maximize your wealth building (and investment account). While dividend investing is not without risk, it can help to offset losses in a bear market and augment your gains in a bull market.

April 11, 2013

A Pharmaceutical Stock to Get Jazzed About

Given the company’s terrific growth prospects and attractive valuation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals looks like a strong buy at these levels and could give investors a 30 percent return over the next 12 months.

April 12, 2012

Travelzoo Could Be Facebook’s Next $1 Billion Acquisition

If Facebook was willing to spend $1 billion to acquire Instagram, Travelzoo would look like a bargain at the same price. Unlike Instagram and Groupon, Travelzoo has a clearly defined business model that has proven successful over the past decade.

April 2, 2012

It Isn’t Easy Being Green Dot

Given the company’s rough track record of late and the potential for higher commission payments to Walmart beginning next year, it’s difficult to embrace Green Dot as an investment right now.

March 19, 2012

Apple Dividend Is Finally Here

Apple announced today that the world’s largest company will initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share beginning this summer.

February 29, 2012

5 Companies That Have Been Valued At Over $500 Billion

Only five companies have ever reached the point of greatness where investors valued their company at over $500 billion. That exclusive group may soon expand by one as Apple is poised to join that elite club.

February 22, 2012

Obama Proposes Dividend Tax Hike

President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget includes a proposed dividend tax hike that could end up tripling investor’s tax bill next year.

February 15, 2012

CEO Tim Cook Hints At Apple Dividend

Investors received a positive signal from CEO Tim Cook yesterday that an Apple dividend could be coming in the near future.

July 7, 2011

5 Manufacturing Stocks Experiencing Rising Demand

Mad Money host Jim Cramer recently identified 5 manufacturing stocks that are experiencing rising demand for their products.

July 6, 2011

Dividend Payments Improved Again In the Second Quarter

Dividend investors received good news today as Standard & Poors released a report showing that dividend payments improved again in the second quarter.

June 28, 2011

Is Microsoft Cool Again?

The Office 365 announcement from Microsoft actually added $5 billion to the company’s market cap today.

June 24, 2011

Initiating a Dividend Won’t Save Research in Motion

Even coupling a high dividend yield with their cheap valuation won’t be enough to save Research in Motion.

June 18, 2011

Are We Facing Financial Armageddon If Greece Collapses?

Many investors are worried that a Greece collapse could have the same domino effect that the fall of Lehman Brothers had in September 2008.

June 17, 2011

6 Optimistic CEO’s of Blue Chip Stocks

Mad Money host Jim Cramer recently pointed out that investors are ignoring the optimism displayed by CEO’s of blue chip stocks.

June 16, 2011

J.C. Penney’s New $1 Billion CEO

A new CEO is not going to change the short-term challenges facing the company. Being a successful executive at Apple is no guarantee of success at J.C. Penney’s.

June 10, 2011

Having No Dividend Is Hurting Bank of America

Poor Bank of America is watching its stock price drop fast and they have no real dividend to help prop up their share price.

June 8, 2011

Caterpillar Raises Dividend for 18th Consecutive Year

Caterpillar has now paid a regular dividend every quarterly since 1933 and has given their shareholders a dividend increase for 18 consecutive years.

May 31, 2011

4 Current Bull Market Themes

There are 4 major bull market themes that can be recognized despite the current volatility of the overall markets.

May 25, 2011

6 Blue Chip Dividend Stocks for the Next 6 Months

We have identified 6 blue chip dividend stocks that we expect to outperform the Dow Jones index over the next 6 months. All 6 of these dividend stocks are currently Dow components and a couple of our stock picks will probably surprise you.

May 18, 2011

3 Stable Restaurant Stocks

These are not hyper-growth stocks with potential to open hundreds of more restaurants. Instead these are mature businesses that are focused on increasing their same store sales and refreshing their brands.

May 17, 2011

Jim Cramer’s Top 5 Restaurant Stocks

Jim Cramer kicked off a week-long series on restaurant stocks by dusting off his Mad Money restaurant guide and highlighting his top 5 restaurant stocks for investors.

May 16, 2011

Why I Sold Cisco Systems

Cisco could be facing several quarters of lackluster performance. In all likelihood their stock price will fall much lower before the company’s performance stabilizes.

May 9, 2011

Competitive Pressures Are Crushing PetMed Express

Even with an attractive dividend yield of 3.4%, most PetMed Express investors have a hound dog expression these days.

April 28, 2011

7 Hot Dow Stocks in 2011

Here is a look at 7 hot Dow stocks that have seen their stock prices climb each month in 2011.

April 19, 2011

Are Tech Giants Just Glorified Utility Stocks?

Gone are the days of heady growth rates and disruptive technologies. In fact you could argue that these tech giants are nothing more than glorified utility stocks.

April 5, 2011

Lowe’s Is Improving

Lowe’s has undertaken a major restructuring program which is expected to improve their margins and lift their earnings results.

April 1, 2011

Dividends Surge in the First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2011, 117 stocks in the S&P 500 index either initiated a dividend or increased their dividend. That’s up 50% from last year.

March 31, 2011

A New High Yield Dividend ETF Launches

Investors have a new dividend ETF to consider for their portfolios with iShares launching their High Dividend Equity Fund today.

March 30, 2011

Are Bank Stocks Public Enemy Number One?

Mad Money host Jim Cramer believes that bank stocks have become public enemy number one and are now being treated like tobacco stocks were in past years.

March 18, 2011

Air Products Gives Dividend Increase for 29th Straight Year

Air Products & Chemicals announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 18% to $.58 per share. This marks the 29th straight year that Air Products has given their shareholders a dividend increase.

March 17, 2011

Dividend Investing in the New Normal Market

Here are 5 dividend stocks that Jim Cramer recommended for investors in this new normal market.

Barnes & Noble Has No Dividend and No Buyers

Barnes & Noble investors have been left with no dividend, no buyers and a brick & mortar business with declining sales.

March 7, 2011

Forecasting a Viacom Dividend Increase

Since announcing their initial dividend payment last June, Viacom shares have climbed over 45% and now yield only 1.1%. However, investors could see a larger dividend payout beginning this summer.

March 4, 2011

5 Positive Growth Signs in the Market

Jim Cramer believes that investors need to stay in stocks and not ignore the positive growth signs in the market.

March 3, 2011

Family Dollar Stores Is Substantially Undervalued

Family Dollar Stores has seen their stock price climb 19% since the end of January after receiving a takeover bid from Trian Group. However, the discount retailer still believes their stock is substantially undervalued.

March 1, 2011

Navios Maritime Partners Is a Risky Dividend Stock

To the casual observer, Navios Maritime Partners may not look like a risky dividend stock. In fact, it looks like it could be a perfect dividend play.

February 22, 2011

Barnes & Noble Dividend Just Got Nuked

Barnes & Noble announced today that the company is suspending their quarterly dividend.

February 17, 2011

Jim Cramer’s Favorite Gold Stock

Jim Cramer is very bullish on gold and believes that gold prices have a long way to run. Here is a look at his favorite gold stock.

February 16, 2011

Is Family Dollar Stores Going Private?

Shares in Family Dollar Stores spiked over 21% today on news that Trian Capital wants to take the discount retailer private.

Pitney Bowes Is Becoming an Exciting Dividend Stock

According to Jim Cramer, Pitney Bowes is transitioning from a good dividend stock and is fast becoming an exciting dividend stock.

January 29, 2011

Will BP Reinstate Their Dividend Next Week?

Investors are speculating whether BP will reinstate their dividend next week when they report their fourth quarter earnings results.

January 26, 2011

The Cheapest Israeli Dividend Stock

It’s hard not to take a second and even third look at what may be the cheapest Israeli dividend stock.

January 23, 2011

Bank of America Could Raise Dividend in Late 2011

The bank reported a fourth quarter loss of $1.6 billion, but Moynihan believes the company will be in a position to increase their dividend later this year.

January 18, 2011

The Most Underachieving Dow Stock of 2010

No stock was more disappointing to investors in 2010 than Hewlett Packard. They take the title as the most underachieving Dow stock in 2010.

January 12, 2011

Lowes Looks More Attractive Than Home Depot In 2011

Home Depot may have outperformed Lowes over the past few years, but a side-by-side analysis shows that Lowes stock looks more attractive as we enter 2011.

January 11, 2011

A High Yield China Dividend Stock

For investors looking for a high yield China dividend stock, Huaneng Power may be the stock you’ve been looking for.

January 10, 2011

UBS Recommending Clients Buy GE

UBS upgraded GE from “Neutral” to a “Buy” rating today citing an attractive valuation and strong dividend yield.

January 7, 2011

Cheap China Dividend Stocks

Here are two cheap China dividend stocks that give investors both a play on the emerging markets growth as well as a nice dividend yield.

January 6, 2011

10 Dogs of the S&P 500

Here is Jim Cramer’s list of the 10 Dogs of the S&P 500, although some have the potential to become winners.

January 5, 2011

Our Top Dow Dividend Stock For 2011

For investors looking to follow a Dow 10 strategy this year, Merck is a must-have stock in your portfolio. However, we have Merck as our top Dow dividend stock in 2011.

Our Top Dow Dividend Stock For 2011

For investors looking to follow a Dow 10 strategy this year, Merck is a must-have stock in your portfolio. However, we have Merck as our top Dow dividend stock in 2011.

January 4, 2011

Jim Cramer’s Top 3 Dow Dividend Stocks

As his tradition has been, Jim Cramer used the first Mad Money show of 2011 to reveal his Dow forecast and his top Dow stock picks for 2011.

January 3, 2011

The Dow 10 Strategy for 2011

For dividend investors wanting to capitalize on the Dow 10 strategy this year, here are the 10 highest yielding Dow stocks to add to your portfolio.

December 28, 2010

5 Top Dividend Stocks For 2011

Here are 5 top dividend stocks for 2011 that we at eDividendStocks have highlighted for investors.

December 17, 2010

AT&T Raising Dividend Even Higher

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index. Today’s dividend announcement will increase that dividend yield to 5.9% based on yesterday’s closing price.

Dominion Increasing Dividend and Dividend Payout Ratio

Dominion announced today that the utility stock will increase their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.4925 per share and their dividend payout ratio to 60 – 65%.

December 16, 2010

Higher Gold Prices Lead To Big Dividend Increase from Agnico-Eagle

Agnico-Eagle Mines announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by a whopping 256%.

AT&T Dividend Forecast

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index, so investors shouldn’t expect a significant dividend increase this year.

December 13, 2010

Chevron Hits 52-Week High

Since the beginning of 2010, CVX shares have gained nearly 15% and have outpaced the 9.6% gain in the Dow Jones index.

December 11, 2010

Honeywell Raises Dividend 10%

Honeywell announced yesterday that the company is raising their annual dividend rate by 10% to $1.33 per share.

December 9, 2010

UPS To Use Cash Flow to Boost Dividend

United Parcel Service CFO Kurt Kuehn was quoted in a German newspaper today saying that UPS will use their strong cash position to boost their dividend rather than focusing on acquisitions.

December 8, 2010

Bank of America Hoping to Raise Dividend Early In 2011

CEO Brian Moynihan commented yesterday that Bank of America would raise their dividend as soon as they pass the Federal Reserve stress test.

December 7, 2010

Dividend Tax Rates Extended For 2 More Years

President Obama announced that a framework agreement is in place with Congressional Republicans that will extend the Bush tax rates for 2 more years.

December 6, 2010

Ecolab Hikes Dividend for 19th Consecutive Year

This marks the 19th consecutive year that Ecolab has raised their dividend. Ecolab has now been paying dividends for 74 consecutive years.

Reynolds American Raises Dividend Payout Target

Reynolds American announced today that the company is increasing their dividend payout target from 75% to 80% of net income.

December 2, 2010

Steve Jobs Gives Himself A 14% Pay Raise

Steve Jobs dividend income from his Disney stock is increasing 14% to a cool $55 million.

December 1, 2010

Walt Disney Increases Dividend for 55th Consecutive Year

Walt Disney Company announced today that the company is increasing their annual dividend by 14% to $.40 per share.

November 12, 2010

Sysco Increases Dividend for 41st Consecutive Year

Sysco Corporation announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 4% to $.26 per share.

Intel Raising Dividend By 15%

Intel Corporation announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 15% to $.18 per share.