Tag: Dividend

Retirement Strategy: Not One But Two Gifts For Dividend Investors

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I simply cannot let this moment in time go unnoticed. It is my opinion that jumping on these two dividend “gifts” could be potentially profitable for any dividend growth portfolio.

While we have been watching the markets continue to defy gravity, both AT&T (T) and Altria (MO) have slipped well into my “buy zone.” Not only are the dividend yields super appealing, but the share prices of each are shouting loud and clear that you should consider buying shares right now.

Don’t misunderstand; the share prices can dip further and if their balance sheets lose their luster to necessitate dividend cuts, these gifts could become Trojan horses. You still need to decide for yourselves, but honestly if I were in the market again, I would ease into these dividend aristocrats without hesitation.

Look At These Potential “Rainmakers”

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For AT&T, the share price is tantalizingly close

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BNY Mellon High Yield Strategies Fund Declares Dividend

BNY Mellon High Yield Strategies Fund Declares Dividend

On September 25, 2020, the Board of Trustees of BNY Mellon High Yield Strategies Fund (NYSE: DHF) declared from net investment income a monthly cash dividend of $0.0215 per share of beneficial interest, payable on October 26, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 9, 2020. The ex-dividend date is October 8, 2020. The previous dividend declared in August was $0.0215 per share of beneficial interest.

Important Information

BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., the investment adviser for the Fund, is part of BNY Mellon Investment Management. BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world’s leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, with US $2.0 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2020. BNY Mellon Investment Management encompasses BNY Mellon’s affiliated investment management firms, wealth management organization and global distribution

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Buy this Cheap Consumer Staples Stock for its High Dividend Yield?

Newell Brands NWL is a consumer goods firm with a diverse portfolio. The stock had been trending pretty heavily in the wrong direction over the last several years. But it has shown signs of life during the coronavirus comeback.

What Went Wrong?

Newell’s vast portfolio includes Paper Mate, Coleman, Rubbermaid, Yankee Candle, and more. The current iteration of the company was formed after a merger between Newell Rubbermaid and Jarden Corporation back in 2016.

NWL’s sales have dropped in the last few years as it tries to navigate the quickly changing retail landscape that has Wall Street and shoppers increasingly focused on e-commerce. In today’s retail environment, upstart brands can find success on Amazon AMZN, Etsy ETSY, Instagram FB, and many other platforms.

Newell’s sales slipped 9% in 2018 and another 4.3% last year. To help try to turn the tide and improve Wall Street sentiment, Newell announced in March

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15 Cheap Dividend Stocks Under $15

  • Market value: $447.9 million
  • Dividend yield: 3.2%

Rather than creating the hottest new social app or creativity suites, American Software (AMSWA, $13.79) is a lesser-known IT firm that creates supply chain management and enterprise software solutions. It operates via subsidiaries Logility, Demand Solutions, NGC Software and The Proven Method.

2020 has been an up-and-down year for AMSWA shares, which are off 7% year-to-date.

Still, William Blair sees hope in the company’s recently reported fiscal first-quarter earnings, which saw subscription revenues gain 43% year-over-year to $200,000, and adjusted profits hit 9 cents per share to easily beat estimates.

“With regard to the pipeline, management stated that the total dollar value, number of transactions, and average size of transactions are trending positively and that in the last few weeks, sales activity has increased,” note William Blair’s analysts, which rate AMSWA at Outperform (equivalent of Buy). “In addition, there are more seven-figure deals

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Here are 2 cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy and hold forever

UK investors are facing a dividend drought. Over half of the FTSE 100 companies have cut, cancelled or suspended their dividends. According to an analysis of data from dividenddata.co.uk, 471 UK-listed companies have slashed payments to shareholders. But, there are some oases in the dividend desert. There are still FTSE 100 dividend hero stocks out there.

What makes a dividend hero? Well, I would say its a share that has at least maintained its regular dividend payments for a decade. Perhaps, more importantly, they have continued to pay dividends throughout the coronavirus crisis. FTSE 100 dividend hero stocks come in all shapes and sizes. I have looked at what I think are the safer options before. Now its time for some cheap ones.

FTSE 100 dividend heroes

British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) and Legal & General (LSE: LGEN) meet the criteria of FTSE 100 dividend hero stocks. They also look

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Mastercard Board of Directors Announces Quarterly Dividend

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 40 cents per share. The cash dividend will be paid on November 9, 2020 to holders of record of its Class A common stock and Class B common stock as of October 9, 2020.

About Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), www.mastercard.com

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world

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Mastercard Declares Third Quarter Dividend

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) declared a cash dividend of $0.40 per share for the third quarter, maintaining the same payout it has had for the previous three quarters.

The payment-processing company has an annual payout of $1.60 per share at a yield of just 0.49%. It has a payout ratio of about 24%. Mastercard has increased its dividend annually for the past nine straight years. Over the past five years it has a compound annual growth rate of roughly 24%.

The cash dividend will be paid out to shareholders on Nov. 9.

Mastercard pays out a higher dividend than its chief rival Visa, which pays out $0.30 per share per quarter. American Express pays out $0.43 per share quarterly dividend.

Mastercard is coming off a second quarter when net revenue dropped by 19% to $3.3 billion, year over year, and net income fell 31% to $1.4 billion due to reduced

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It Might Not Be A Great Idea To Buy Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) For Its Next Dividend


Corporate Insiders Pull the Trigger on These 3 Stocks

Follow the leader is a viable strategy in stock investing, as long as you find the right leader to follow. Corporate insiders, of course, are by their nature leaders. They are the company officers who run the show, and the nature of their position, or positions, puts them in position to access knowledge, even foreknowledge, that the ordinary investors simply doesn’t have. This is a case where regulators have done the right thing. Insiders can make their trades – but they have to make them public. The investing public must be able to see what company officers are doing with the stock. And because these officers are not in it solely to make money for themselves, but are responsible to Boards of Directors, stock owners, and other stake holders, they usually don’t start buying their own stock without good reason.Fortunately, 

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Make A Million! 3 Cheap Stocks (Including A 7.5% Dividend Yield) You Should Buy Before October

UK share prices continue to struggle for traction as the Covid-19 crisis rolls on. There are a number of reasons why investor confidence has failed to recover after the stock market crash of 2020. They are problems that threaten to keep demand for UK shares under intense strain, too.

I’m continuing to buy UK shares despite the uncertain economic outlook, though. There are too many top-quality bargain stocks that are available to buy following the market crash. What’s more, some of these could rocket in value before too long despite those macroeconomic and geopolitical factors that are currently draining investor confidence.

Here are several UK shares I think stock investors should consider buying before October:


Financial colossus Chesnara offers the best of both worlds to investors. As well as trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) of just 15 times it carries a mammoth 7.5% dividend yield. And I’m

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Got $3,000? Invest in These 3 Cheap Dividend Stocks

The tech stocks led the strong bounceback from the March lows. However, this month has been highly volatile, as concerns over the economic implications of the pandemic and geopolitical tensions beginning to weigh on the stocks. Also, many industry experts are projecting the market to broaden going forward with value stocks to take the lead.

So, amid an uncertain outlook, you should consider investing in high-yielding dividend stocks for consistent income. Meanwhile, here are the three high yielding dividend stocks that are available at attractive valuations.


My first pick is Enbridge (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB), a midstream energy company, which has lost over 20% of its stock value this year. The decline in its mainline throughput amid weak oil prices has put pressure on the company’s financials and its stock price.

Meanwhile, I believe these issues are short-lived, as the oil demand could rise with economic activities across the world beginning to

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