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Dividend Increases Week 17 (Part 1)

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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, 25 companies announced dividend increases. Note that no dividend cuts or suspensions were announced during this period. This is the first part of the week’s notifications.   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 April 25 2022

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  Upgrades:   Cowen upgraded shares of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, The Fly reports. Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. Danske upgraded Novo Nordisk A/S from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, February 3rd. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft upgraded Novo Nordisk A/S from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 16th. Barclays increased their target price on Novo Nordisk A/S from 750.00 to 850.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Novo Nordisk A/S from a sell rating to a hold rating and set a $104.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 25th. Finally, Liberum Capital downgraded Novo Nordisk A/S from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 25th. Two research analysts have rated the st

3 Dividend ETFs to Buy if You’re Yearning for Yield

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  Combat multiple variables with these passive income funds     While wagering on a single high-growth stock often features the greatest reward potential, such a targeted order could easily go awry. That’s why exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer a viable tool for risk-averse investors, allowing buyers to distribute downside threats across a wide surface area. In the same vein, people should consider adding dividend ETFs to buy for their portfolios.   Primarily, dividend ETFs are incredibly relevant under present circumstances. Heading into 2022, American consumers recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic faced another outbreak: soaring inflation. Soon thereafter, Russia made the unsettling decision to invade Ukraine, sparking greater pressure on the new normal economy. Given that prices are likely to continue accelerating – particularly for energy costs – passive income funds help mitigate the devastating surge.   Secondly, dividend ETFs allow investors to en

7 Dividend-Paying Undervalued Stocks With Large Buyback Programs to Buy Now

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  These 7 undervalued stocks returning capital to shareholders     These seven undervalued stocks are worth buying since they are dedicated to returning capital to shareholders through large buyback programs. This is through both dividend payments that are generous and share repurchases. The repurchases reduce shares outstanding, which has three immediate effects.   To begin with, it increases the remaining shareholders’ stake in the company. This allows them to gain a bigger portion of any shareholder capital returns, including spin-offs, dividends and rights offerings.   As well, a stock repurchase ultimately allows the company to make a higher dividend per share payment in the future for the same cost as before.     And, the smaller number of shares outstanding automatically increases earnings per share. Another major effect of share repurchases is that the stock price tends to rise as the company soaks up demand from selling shareholders.   Let’s dive in

Dividend Increases Week 16

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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, 11 companies announced dividend increases. Note that no dividend cuts or suspensions were announced during this period. This is the first part of the week’s notifications.

Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of April 18 2022

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  Upgrades:   Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of H.B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research note released on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage currently has $85.00 price target on the specialty chemicals company’s stock. A number of other research firms have also recently commented on FUL. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of H.B. Fuller from an overweight rating to a neutral rating and cut their price target for the company from $75.00 to $73.00 in a report on Friday, January 21st. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of H.B. Fuller in a report on Thursday, March 31st. They set a hold rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft dropped their target price on shares of H.B. Fuller from $80.00 to $72.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Monday, March 28th. Seaport Res Ptn restated a buy rating on shares of H.B. Fuller in a report on Thursday, January 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut

7 Long-Term Stocks to Buy for a Robust Retirement

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  These long-term stocks with reliable dividends could make all the difference     Investors seeking shelter from extreme market volatility and searching for inflation protection may still find resilient dividend-paying stocks to fortify retirement portfolios during tough times, and we have seven long-term stocks to buy for a robust retirement portfolio up for consideration.   Rising inflation rates, geopolitical risks and the threat of a global recession are causes for concern for any retirement-focused investment portfolios.   Honestly, the realities of inflation’s impact on retirement plans can be somewhat sad. A recent Bloomberg report that about two-thirds of surveyed people starting retirement in 2022 in the U.K. expect to continue working (at least part-time) as living costs surge.   Although some cited boredom as a plausible reason to continue working, only 25% of survey respondents felt very confident that they have saved enough to fund their retirement.  

Dividend Increases Weeks 14 and 15

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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, 10 companies announced dividend increases. Note that no dividend cuts or suspensions were announced during this period. This is the first part of the week’s notifications.

Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of April 11 2022 (Part 2)

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  Upgrades:   J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) was upgraded by research analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. JBHT has been the subject of a number of other reports. Citigroup raised their target price on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services from $205.00 to $230.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 12th. Wells Fargo & Company increased their target price on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services from $233.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services from $203.00 to $187.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating an