Top 5 Dividend Growth Stocks Set to Surge

A select group of stocks have consistently beaten the market for the last century. Known as “dividend growers,” these are companies that consistently raise their dividend payment every year. Consider some of the best-performing stocks over the last 30 years, including Altria (NYSE: MO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD). They all share the … Continue reading Top 5 Dividend Growth Stocks Set to Surge

This Natural Gas Producer Will Power Pipeline Dividends

Dividend investors don’t typically look to a stock that pays 8 cents per year for income. Especially when that dividend means the stock yields just 0.23% annually. But when that stock is Cabot Oil and Gas (NYSE:COG), the largest natural gas producer in the Marcellus shale, income investors should dig a little deeper. That’s because … Continue reading This Natural Gas Producer Will Power Pipeline Dividends

Five Tech Stocks with Growing Dividends

Investors don’t normally associate technology stocks with safety. Tech stocks are usually deemed to be for short-term traders or those seeking high-risk, high-reward opportunities with a chance to rise 1,000% in two years. Tech stocks aren’t typically known for rewarding shareholders with growing dividends. What money they do make typically goes back into the business … Continue reading Five Tech Stocks with Growing Dividends

How to Spot a Safe Dividend and Avoid a 46% Loss

Earlier this month, one high-yield MLP called Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE: BWP) slashed its dividend by 81%. Overnight, the stock price plunged from $24 to $13.  That’s a one-day loss of 46%. You may not own shares of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners. But the blowup of this Master Limited Partnership (MLP) provides valuable lessons for every … Continue reading How to Spot a Safe Dividend and Avoid a 46% Loss

4 Big Dividend Increases to Capture Now

This year, S&P 500 companies are expected to pay a record $339 billion in dividends.  That’s an 8.9% increase over the $312 billion in dividends paid in 2013. But why settle for an 8.9% increase? If you’re into dividend growth, think big – think double-digit big.  Four familiar, established S&P 500 members have already announced … Continue reading 4 Big Dividend Increases to Capture Now

The Dividend: Ignore This Powerful Indicator at Your Own Peril

“How do I invest in a company whose shares are most likely to appreciate?” The answer is really the Philosopher’s stone of investing. Therefore, it’s no surprise we frequently field the question (or a variation of it) at Wyatt Research. In my sphere of the investing universe, which is moored to income, there is one … Continue reading The Dividend: Ignore This Powerful Indicator at Your Own Peril