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7 Retirement Stocks to Buy in July

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  If you're looking for retirement stocks, here are seven stocks to buy in Q3     Retirement stocks are at the center of attention for millions of investors. Rising global tensions, declining markets and the expected recession have investors looking more closely at their longer-term saving plans, be it 401(k)s or IRAs.   According to Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the current selloff has erased around $3 trillion from retirement accounts stateside. This year’s declines on Wall Street remind us the importance of choosing robust stocks for retirement accounts.   Many widely-followed retirement stocks pay stable dividends. According to Barron’s, “well-chosen dividend stocks can help mitigate the effects of market downturns or add juice to rallies, delivering quarterly income that cuts losses and amplifies gains. They can also be a hedge against inflation.”   Current bear market conditions present the perfect opportun

Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of June 27 2022

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  Upgrades:   Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE:FMS) from an underperform rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday, The Fly reports. Jefferies Financial Group currently has $33.70 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $30.30. FMS has been the topic of several other reports. Credit Suisse Group cut their target price on Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA from €66.00 ($70.21) to €61.00 ($64.89) in a research note on Tuesday, March 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA from €48.70 ($51.81) to €51.00 ($54.26) and gave the company an underweight rating in a report on Thursday, May 5th. Berenberg Bank reduced their target price on Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA from €84.90 ($90.32) to €83.40 ($88.72) in a report on Thursday, March 17th. Oddo Bhf raised Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA from a neu

6 Strong Dividend Stocks to Buy for High Inflation

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  These dividend stocks provide a positive nominal return to investors as their yields are greater than 8.6%, the current CPI rate     This article today is about six strong dividend stocks to buy for high inflation. They have higher yields than the current inflation rate, which as of June 10, was reported to be 8.6% in the last 12 months.   Most of these stocks are REITs (real estate investment trusts) or MLPs (Master Limited Partnerships) which are required to pay out 90% of their net income in order to keep their non-taxable status. MLPs tend to be focused on the oil and gas industry, although they are not required to be there.   REITs are focused on the real estate industry — 75% of their income must come from related real estate activities, including rents, mortgage interest, or gains from the sale of the property. Just like MLPs, 90% of their income must be distributed. REITs tend to use leverage to enhance their income.   These two industries tend to be focused

5 Best Dow Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

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  This mini-portfolio of blue-chip dividend payers is positioned well to both generate income and tackle headline headwinds for the rest of 2022.     The market is poised for one of the worst first halves of a year in history, but the best blue-chip dividend stocks never go out of style. Or at least, that has been true for the top-rated Dow dividend stocks thus far in 2022.   Back in February, we noted that the top-rated dividend payers among the 30 Dow Jones stocks were beating the market handily, and we figured they would continue to give income investors some much-needed peace of mind.   Given the success of our initial index, we decided to update the components for the second half of 2022.   Here's how we found the Dow's best dividend stocks to buy now. Using data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, we screened the blue chip barometer for Wall Street analysts' highest-rated Dow components with dividend yields of at least 2.0%.   A quick note o

7 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Bear Market

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  A risk-off environment bodes well for these companies     When trouble hits, the first instinct is to run but if you insist on holding your ground, you might want to consider pivoting your funds toward safe dividend stocks to buy. With the broader economic framework incentivizing stability over growth potential, investors are better served focusing on profitable companies that are able to reward their shareholders with consistent passive income.   To be sure, the prior paradigm of low interest rates bolstered growth-oriented names because the risk-reward profile essentially favored speculation. A perfect confirming example of this assessment is cryptocurrencies. They neither provide businesses nor dividends yet they have skyrocketed thanks to a profligate Federal Reserve. Now it’s the opposite situation where saving money is incentivized. Naturally, this dynamic bolsters safe dividend stocks to buy.     Fundamentally, when the Fed raises borrowing costs, the net e

Dividend Increases Week 25

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  In this article, I will go through the weekly dividend increases and cuts in popular and well-known stocks. (Member of The Dividend Champions or Canadian All-Star list)   Recently, 7 companies announced dividend increases. Note that no dividend cuts or suspensions were announced during this period.   The table below summarises the dividend change announcements.   The table shows the current dividend, the new dividend and the percentage increase (%). Dividends are shown on an annual basis and in US dollars unless otherwise stated. Yield is the new dividend yield of the most recent price, and Years is the years of consecutive dividend increases.

Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of June 20 2022

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  Upgrades:   American Tower (NYSE:AMT) was upgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “underweight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports. AMT has been the topic of several other reports. Bank of America began coverage on American Tower in a research report on Sunday, June 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $315.00 target price on the stock. Raymond James lowered their target price on American Tower from $294.00 to $279.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 28th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lowered their price objective on American Tower from $288.00 to $260.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 28th. Barclays lowered their price objective on American Tower from €295.00 ($310.53) to €284.00 ($298.95) in a research report on Friday, March 18th. Finally, StockNews.com initiated coverage on American Tower in a research rep