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Simon Property Group, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend $SPG

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Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) declares $2.10/share quarterly dividend, 2.4% increase from prior dividend of $2.05. Forward yield 5.24% Payable August 30; for shareholders of record August 16; ex-div August 15.

Mondelez International Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend $MDLZ

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Mondelēz (NASDAQ:MDLZ) declares $0.285/share quarterly dividend, 9.6% increase from prior dividend of $0.26. Forward yield 2.08% Payable Oct. 14; for shareholders of record Sept. 30; ex-div Sept. 27.

7 Great Dividend Growth Stocks For Higher Returns

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Given the decline in yields and the prospect of lower interest rates, investors are in search of returns. This has raised the appeal for dividend investing. While there are several dividend stocks that could provide capital appreciation, honing in on stocks with a history of dividend growth leads to a healthy portfolio, with greater scope of capital appreciation as opposed to simple dividend-paying stocks or those with high yields. Further, dividend-paying securities are the major sources of consistent income when returns from the equity market are at risk. Dividend Growth: A Winning Strategy Stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth belong to mature companies, which are less susceptible to large swings in the market, and thus act as a hedge against economic or political uncertainty as well as stock market volatility. At the same time, these offer downside protection with their consistent increase in payouts. Additionally, these stocks have superior fun

Week's Most Significant Insider Trades: Week of July 22, 2019

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Acquisitions: Bank of New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK) Vice Chairman William M. Daley bought 11,350 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of $44.93 per share, for a total transaction of $509,955.50. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 5,700 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $256,101. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . BK stock traded up $0.55 during trading on Monday, hitting $45.82. The company had a trading volume of 4,900,280 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,011,035. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a current ratio of 0.71. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $43.86. Bank of New York Mellon Corp has a 12 month low of $42.13 and a 12 month high of $54.47. The company has a market cap of $43.35 billion

Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of July 22, 2019

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Upgrades: Hershey (NYSE:HSY) was upgraded by UBS Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. HSY has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on shares of Mondelez International in a report on Tuesday, June 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $62.00 price target on the stock. Barclays set a $46.00 price target on shares of D. R. Horton and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies lowered shares of Hershey from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $122.00 to $125.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 19th. Bank of America decreased their price target on shares of Canopy Growth from $80.00 to $75.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 19th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Ultrapar Participacoes from a “sell” rating to a “stro

Why 3M Stock Is Untouchable

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The conglomerate may have too much on its plate, and its marketing edge may be gone, making MMM stock a risky bet There’s no denying 3M (NYSE:MMM) stock is, despite all of its woes, still a dividend champ. With February’s increased payout now on the books, the annual payout of 3M stock has climbed for 61 consecutive years. And, with a dividend of $5.76 per share of 3M stock scheduled for 2019, there’s tons of wiggle room for 3M, since analysts, on average, are calling for full-year earnings of $9.40 per share. But even with 3M stock price beaten down to near $173 and MMM stock yielding 3.26%, the shares aren’t appealing. This company’s got problems, and its China headwind may be the least of them. The foremost challenge facing 3M stock may be its ultra-diversified business model itself, followed closely by waning loyalty towards its brand. Continue reading …

This Stock Should Continue Rewarding Shareholders With Predictable Dividend Growth For Years To Come

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In business since 1905, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) is one of the largest third-party logistics companies in the world. The firm acts as a middleman in the transportation industry, helping connect companies that need to ship goods with cost-effective transportation providers that have capacity available via trucks, railroads, airlines, and ships. C.H. Robinson doesn’t own hard transportation assets such as trucks and is instead a service company that utilizes people and technology to create transportation and supply chain advantages for its customers. The company has more than 124,000 customers and maintains relationships with over 76,000 carriers and suppliers, who it purchases shipping capacity from on behalf of its customers. C.H. Robinson takes of cut of each transaction and in return helps clients lower their costs, improve efficiency, and reduce risk. About 84% of company-wide profits are from C.H. Robinson’s North American Surface Transportation segment, which consists of

2019 Blue Chip Stocks List: 271 Best Safe Dividend Stocks Now

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In poker, the blue chips have the highest value. We don’t like the idea of using poker analogies for investing. Investing should be far removed from gambling. With that said, the term “blue chip” has stuck for a select group of stocks…. So what are blue chip stocks? Blue chip stocks are established, safe, dividend payers. They are often market leaders and tend to have a long history of paying rising dividends. Blue chip stocks tend to remain profitable even during recessions. At Sure Dividend, we define Blue Chip stocks as companies that are members of 1 or more of the following 3 lists: Dividend Achievers (10+ years of rising dividends) Dividend Aristocrats (25+ years of rising dividends) Dividend Kings (50+ years of rising dividends) We also cover the 10 highest yielding blue chip stocks in this article, and provide a sortable table of all blue chip stocks for quick reference. The table of contents below allows for easy navigation.

Most Significant Insider Trades: Week of July 15, 2019

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Disposals: Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) Director George Orban sold 29,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.89, for a total value of $3,070,810.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 542,939 shares in the company, valued at approximately $57,491,810.71. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink . Read more … Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) insider James S. Fassio sold 85,238 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $104.85, for a total value of $8,937,204.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . James S. Fassio also recently made the following trade(s): On Wednesday, June 19th, James S. Fassio sold 60,000 shares of Ross Stores stock. The

Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of July 15, 2019

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Upgrades: Bank of America upgraded shares of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report published on Monday morning, 24/7 WallStreet reports. Several other analysts have also issued reports on DE. Macquarie set a $132.00 price target on shares of Deere & Company and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, May 20th. Robert W. Baird raised shares of Deere & Company from a neutral rating to an outperform rating and upped their price target for the stock from $129.00 to $175.00 in a research report on Sunday, June 16th. Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of AGCO from a hold rating to a buy rating and upped their price target for the stock from $70.00 to $90.00 in a research report on Monday, June 24th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a buy rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of Carvana in a research report on Monday, July 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued a hold rating on shares of PG

Waste Management: the Largest Player in the Slow-Changing Trash Collection Industry

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Founded in 1968, Waste Management (WM) owns the largest network of recycling facilities, transfer stations, landfills, and processing plants in North America. The company makes money by entering into contracts with customers to collect, transport, process, store, and dispose of their waste. In just 30 years of operation, the company has built an impressive and diverse base of more than 22 million customers spread across municipal, residential, commercial and industrial segments in the U.S. and Canada. During 2018, WM’s biggest customer represented just 1% of its annual revenues. The public sector (municipal customers) accounts for 21% of the firm's revenue, and the largest private industries are retail and offices at 10% each. Waste Management’s revenues can be segregated into collection (54% of 2018 revenues), landfill (20%), transfer (10%), recycling (7%) and other services (9%). Commercial is the largest segment accounting for 41% of collection revenues, followed

Home Depot: Buybacks and Dividends Are in Stock for This Dow Stock

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The brick and mortar industry has struggled mightily in the recent past, due to worries about online competition from Amazon and others. Some pockets of the vast brick and mortar industry continue to perform very well, though, which includes the home improvement segment. The market leader in this industry, Home Depot (HD), is a wide-moat company with excellent fundamentals. The company has performed solidly operationally during early 2019, and the expected returns for Home Depot stock are compelling over the next several years. For these reasons, Home Depot stock is one of our favorite long-term retail plays. Business Overview Home Depot, which operates more than 2000 stores across North America, has been generating solid growth rates in the past. One key factor for its rising revenues are growing comparable store sales. These do not only provide the majority of Home Depot’s revenue growth, they also allow the company to continually expand its margins, thanks to the p

The Top 7 Dividend Healthcare Stocks Now

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The healthcare sector is a great place to find high-quality dividend growth stocks. For evidence of this, look no further than the list of Dividend Aristocrats. The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of stocks in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. There are currently 6 Dividend Aristocrats that come from the health care sector. It is easy to see why health care stocks make for excellent long-term investors. The U.S. health care sector widely enjoys high profitability with strong cash flows. After all, people often cannot go without health care, even in difficult economic climates. And, with an aging population, the U.S. healthcare industry is expected to see robust demand going forward. The rankings in this article are derived primarily from our expected total return estimates for every healthcare dividend stock found in the Sure Analysis Research Database . We further narrowed down the list by selecting only those stocks

Most Significant Insider Trades: Week of July 8, 2019

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Disposals: Ford Motor (NYSE:F) insider James P. Hackett sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.20, for a total value of $204,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 194,575 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,984,665. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . Shares of NYSE:F opened at $10.11 on Thursday. Ford Motor has a twelve month low of $7.41 and a twelve month high of $11.17. The firm has a market capitalization of $40.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.78, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.82, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.22. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $9.94. Read more … Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) CEO C Taylor Picket

Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of July 8, 2019

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Upgrades: Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) was upgraded by stock analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports. A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on JCI. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Johnson Controls International from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $42.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, March 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised Johnson Controls International from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 19th. TheStreet raised Johnson Controls International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, May 9th. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Johnson Controls International in a report on Monday, May 13th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $42.00 price objective on the st

United Parcel Service: Uninterrupted Dividends Since 1969

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Founded in 1907 by two teenagers making retail deliveries, United Parcel Service (UPS) is now the world’s largest package delivery company, serving more than 220 countries and territories. Thanks to a global fleet of more than 120,000 vehicles, over 500 aircraft, and more than 900 distribution facilities, in 2018 UPS delivered 21 million packages per day for 10.6 million customers including 2.5 million businesses. UPS’s business is organized into three segments: 1.       Domestic Package (61% of revenue, 53% of operating profit): UPS is a leader in time-sensitive, small package delivery services in the U.S., offering a full spectrum of domestic guaranteed ground and air package transportation services. UPS delivers more ground packages in the U.S. than any other carrier, with average daily package volume of over 14 million, most within one to three business days. 2.       International Package (20% of revenue, 35% of operating profit): UPS first expanded outside the

10 Stocks That Should Be Every Young Investor’s First Choice

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Veteran investors usually have a pretty good feel for selecting their holdings, having learned from both good and bad experiences. In most cases, they’re just maintaining an existing portfolio, picking one stock at a time to replace another that’s no longer a worthy holding. It’s a journey, and can be taken slowly. Brand new investors, however, face a tougher task. Building a portfolio from scratch is not only daunting, but plain difficult. Between finding enough good names to fill out a fully diversified collection of stocks, determining the best time to step in and then learning to sleep when taking on a new kind of risk, it can be an overwhelming matter. But, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a list of ten stocks to buy, hand-picked for their simplicity, but without the sacrifice of real opportunity. There’s palatable risk paired with respectable reward, and each name is easy to judge going forward.  Continue reading …

High Dividend Stocks — July 2019

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High dividend stocks appeal to many investors living off dividends in retirement because their high yields provide generous income. Many of the highest paying dividend stocks offer a high yield in excess of 4%, and some even yield 10% or more. However, not all high yield dividend stocks are safe. Let’s review what high dividend stocks are, where stocks with high dividends can be found in the market, and how to identify which high dividends are risky. At the end of the article, we will take a look at 23 of the best high dividend stocks, providing analysis on each company. Almost all of these high yield stocks offer a dividend yield greater than 4%, have increased their dividends for at least five consecutive years, and maintain healthy Dividend Safety Scores . The market’s strength has reduced the number of safe dividend stocks with high yields, but there are still several dozen worth reviewing. I generally classify any stock with a dividend yield in excess of 4

Week's Most Significant Insider Trades: Week of July 1, 2019

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Acquisitions: Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) Director Ronald Sargent acquired 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 2nd. The stock was bought at an average price of $21.49 per share, for a total transaction of $107,450.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 94,660 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,034,243.40. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link . Shares of NYSE:KR traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $21.35. 275,494 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 11,608,517. Kroger Co has a 1 year low of $21.30 and a 1 year high of $32.74. The stock has a market cap of $17.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 0.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.16, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a current ratio of 0.75. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $23.50. Read more