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Save 30% by upgrading to the new Simply Safe Dividends

Last year, we launched an all-new version of Simply Safe Dividends that's 100% free to upgrade to (no price hike, additional fees, etc). The new website improves upon virtually every aspect of the original site and adds ground-breaking new features to our service.For example, the new website's portfolio-monitoring tool adds import and export capabilities, locked table headers, customizable columns, realtime price updates, brokerage account syncing, dividend alert notifications, and more.We've also been investing a lot in our Dividend Safety Score system, and subscribers of the new website will now receive a notification anytime a score changes in their portfolio. That way you're never in the dark about why a score was upgraded or downgraded.There's lots more that's new and improved, [...]

October 25th, 2019|

Coca-Cola: A Dividend King Paying Higher Dividends Each Year Since 1962

Founded in 1886 by a pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia, Coca-Cola (KO) has grown to become the world’s largest drink purveyor and the sixth most valuable brand in the world. It markets over 4,300 products through more than 500 brands in over 200 countries.In fact, Coca-Cola is so geographically diversified that North America accounts for just 37% of overall sales volumes and 28% of operating income. The vast majority of the company’s sales and profits come from a strong core of $1+ billion brands that the company produces in about 900 plants around the world and markets through 24 million global retail outlets.

October 24th, 2019|

Another Project Delay and Cost Increase Raise Pressure on the Safety of EQM’s Distribution

In June, we warned that EQM Midstream Partners' (EQM) Dividend Safety Score could be downgraded if the firm's critical Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project faced further delays. Unfortunately, on October 22, EQM announced that the MVP's estimated completion date has been pushed back once more from mid-2020 to "late 2020" and its projected cost also increased by $500 million to between $5.3 billion and $5.5 billion. This latest setback likely keeps EQM's leverage higher for longer, making it more difficult for EQM to maintain its investment-grade credit rating which management has said is a priority. A downgrade to junk status would raise EQM's cost of capital, potentially hurting its ability to profitably fund its future growth projects.

October 24th, 2019|

General Mills: Uninterrupted Dividends Since 1898

General Mills (GIS) was founded in 1866, owning just a single flour mill at the time. After expanding into a number of different industries like restaurants, toys, and even apparel, the company refocused completely on consumer foods in 1995. Today, General Mills sells a diversified mix of packaged meals, cereal, snacks, baking products, yogurt, and more. No category accounts for more than 20% of total sales, and General Mills is also one of the largest U.S. producers of organic packaged food (over 5% of sales are from natural and organic products). The company’s largest brands are Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, and Haagen-Dazs, with each brand generating over $1 billion in annual sales.

October 23rd, 2019|
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