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Walmart (WMT): Profits Collapse, 3.3% Yield – What Now?

At Simply Safe Dividends, we love nothing more than to find an easy-to-understand, time-tested, high quality dividend grower trading at a reasonable valuation. Not surprisingly, we frequently review our list of all 52 dividend aristocrats to hunt for companies that have demonstrated great consistency. During our review, we look for businesses with strong competitive advantages that protect [...]

October 22nd, 2015|Dividend Aristocrats, Dividend Stocks, High Safety|

AT&T (T): A High Yield Dividend Aristocrat

AT&T (T) reports its first quarterly results including DirecTV this week. We think the cost synergies management expects to generate from the deal over the next three years are reasonable – greater negotiating power to buy content at cheaper rates, marketing synergies, more concentrated truck-rolls to service customers, supply chain benefits from set-top boxes, less [...]

October 21st, 2015|Dividend Aristocrats, Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

PepsiCo (PEP) Turns in Another Great Quarter

PEP reported quarterly results last week, beating expectations and reinforcing the key reasons why we have like the stock. We continue to believe PEP has a clearer and, as of today, brighter future than Coca-Cola (KO). The ongoing trends that drove PEP’s strong quarter suggest that the strategic differences between PEP and KO will only [...]

October 20th, 2015|Dividend Aristocrats, Dividend Stocks|

Emerson Electric (EMR): A Safe 4.1% Dividend Yield for Patient Investors

EMR’s stock price has plunged by more than 25% in 2015. Many of the company’s markets are being impacted by falling oil prices, sluggish industrial spending trends, manufacturing weakness in China, and a strong US dollar. We believe the company’s dividend is very safe and will continue to grow each year, maintaining EMR’s status as [...]

October 19th, 2015|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

5 Tips to Find Safer Stocks

While dividends have historically accounted for 20-40% of the stock market's total return, dividend investors need to remember that changes in the stock's price still account for the majority of returns. In our opinion, some of the biggest factors that can determine how much a stock moves are: (1) the industry it operates in; (2) [...]

October 7th, 2015|Dividend Investing, Investing Principles|

The 10 Best-Performing Dividend Stocks During Q3

With Q3 wrapping up last week, what did we learn from the market? One helpful form of analysis is to look at the best performing dividend stocks to see if any trends emerge. Our search for the 10 best dividend stocks of Q3 looked at dividend-paying stocks with market caps greater than $400 million and a current [...]

October 6th, 2015|Dividend Investing|

General Motors (GM) – An Unloved 4.6% Dividend Yield

GM has been nothing short of an extremely disappointing business (and investment) for more than a decade. Market share losses, chronically unprofitable operations, ballooning pension and healthcare obligations, safety issues, vehicle recalls, a massive government bailout during the financial crisis, and more have left investors’ skeptical of GM since its relisting in late 2010. More [...]

October 2nd, 2015|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Omnicom (OMC) – A Dominant Dividend Payer

Rapid growth in digital advertising is sending ripples throughout the marketing landscape. This year has seen an unprecedented level of media reviews by some of the biggest advertisers in the world as they seek to optimize their marketing spend and partner with the most tech-savvy advertising agencies. Not surprisingly, the dominant advertising agencies are scrambling [...]

October 1st, 2015|Dividend Stocks, High Growth, High Safety|

T. Rowe Price (TROW) – A Dividend Aristocrat with Room to Run

TROW has raised its dividend each year for more than 25 consecutive years, qualifying it as one of the 52 dividend aristocrats. The stock has sold off with the market over the last six months, shedding more than 10%. While the stock is sensitive to the market's near-term gyrations, TROW's dividend is extremely safe and [...]

September 30th, 2015|Dividend Stocks, High Growth, High Safety|

Cyclical Fears Surrounding Cummins (CMI) Create Opportunity for Dividend Growth Investors

CMI’s stock has declined more than 20% over the past six months. Investors are concerned about the slowdown in China, softness in off-highway machinery markets caused by slumping commodity prices, and potentially peaking demand in the North American truck market. CMI serves a variety of cyclical markets around the world, and many of them have [...]

September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Boeing’s (BA) Dividend Growth Continues Flying High

Building a large commercial jet is an unbelievable undertaking. While jet orders ebb and flow with the health of the global economy, we believe the long-term demand trajectory is up and to the right, and the jet industry’s competitive dynamics will ensure Boeing (BA) remains a key player in the market for decades to come. [...]

September 29th, 2015|Dividend Stocks, High Growth, High Safety|

Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR): A Boring but Excellent Dividend Growth Stock

Dick Grasso, the former CEO and chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, called Broadridge “the most important firm on Wall Street that you’ve never heard of.” Sometimes, the most boring, under-the-radar businesses prove to be the best long-term investments. We think BR could be one of them...

September 28th, 2015|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

5 Dividend Stocks that Powered Through the Financial Crisis

The following five dividend stocks grew sales, GAAP earnings per share, and free cash flow during the 2008-09 financial crisis, allowing them to raise their dividends and outperform the S&P 500 by more than 25% in 2008. With global economies facing increased uncertainty and stock markets showing higher volatility in recent weeks, maintaining a dividend portfolio [...]

September 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

General Electric (GE) – An Unloved Dividend Stock with Long-term Potential

GE is one of the most unloved blue chip stocks. Almost anywhere you read a GE article on the internet, commentators are quick to rip into CEO Jeff Immelt, the company’s poor capital allocation decisions, the dividend cut during the financial crisis, the bureaucracy, the lack of capital returned to shareholders, the company’s deceptive PR [...]

September 18th, 2015|Dividend Stocks|

10 Dividend Stocks to Consider Before the Ex-Dividend Date

With thousands of dividend stocks out there, finding good ideas is no small task. No two dividends are created equal, and chasing high dividend yields, high growth rates, or dividend aristocrats alone can be very dangerous. When we look for a dividend investment, we prefer to invest in companies that have survived over long periods [...]

September 17th, 2015|Dividend Stocks, Ex-Dividend Dates|