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High Dividend Stocks: 27 High Yield Stocks for Income – October 2018 Update

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 [...]

October 5th, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

General Mills’ Major Acquisition and Dividend Freeze: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

General Mills (GIS) is a consumer food giant with numerous well-known brands such as Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, and Haagen-Dazs. Despite its impressive product portfolio the company's stock has been very disappointing, losing 10% over the past year while the S&P 500 has returned close to 20%. General Mills [...]

August 31st, 2018|High Yield|

Kinder Morgan’s Long-term Dividend Growth Prospects

Kinder Morgan (KMI) has had a rough four years, enduring a painful turnaround that included billions in asset sales (to pay down debt) and a 75% dividend cut in late 2015. As a result, income investors have had to endure a -50% total return during a time when the S&P 500 is up 60%. Recently, [...]

August 31st, 2018|High Yield|

Omega Healthcare Investors: Turnaround Appears On Track But High Risks Remain

Despite years of deteriorating conditions in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) industry, Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI), the nation's largest SNF REIT, was able to increase its dividend for 20 consecutive quarters. However, due to rising tenant distress, for 2018 management announced a major turnaround effort and froze the firm's quarterly dividend at its current 66 [...]

August 25th, 2018|High Yield, REIT|

Qualcomm’s Mega Merger Is Dead: What Dividend Investors Need To Know

Qualcomm (QCOM) has had an eventful two years to say the least. The company's main cash cow, chip licensing for smartphone manufacturers, has faced a customer revolt with both Apple (AAPL) and China's Huawei deciding to not to make royalty payments as they challenge the company in court over what they claim is predatory licensing [...]

August 25th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Is Ford’s (F) Dividend Safe?

Ford’s (F) dividend yield has not been this high since shortly before the company suspended its payout in 2006. Following the carmaker’s disappointing second-quarter earnings report and rather vague plans for large-scale restructuring in the years ahead, which sent Ford’s stock price to its lowest level since late 2012, some income investors are wondering if [...]

July 31st, 2018|High Yield|

International Paper (IP)

Founded in 1898, International Paper (IP) is the world's largest global paper and packaging company with a No. 1 position in all of its key markets, which span North America, Europe, Latin America, North Africa, India, and Russia. The company owns over 290 facilities and has a total capacity of more than 20 million tons [...]

July 21st, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

An Update On The Wells Fargo Scandals: What Dividend Investors Need To Know

Wells Fargo has been fighting a number of scandals that are impacting its fundamentals. Let's take a look at how the bank's turnaround efforts are going and what they mean for dividend investors.   More Scandals Continue To Surface At this point, Wells Fargo has become well-known for its ever-growing list of scandals which include: [...]

July 21st, 2018|Dividend Stocks, Uncategorized|

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) (RDS.B)

Founded in 1833, Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) is one of the world's largest integrated oil companies with operations in over 70 countries. In addition to exploring for and extracting crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, Royal Dutch Shell owns a number of refineries, distribution terminals, and LNG tankers.   The company also has [...]

July 21st, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Kellogg (K)

Kellogg (K), founded in 1906, is a global manufacturer and marketer of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods such as cookies, crackers, savory snacks, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles, and veggie foods.   Kellogg's core brands, which drive almost 40% of its sales in North America, include Kellogg’s, Pop Tarts, Eggo, Froot Loops, [...]

July 21st, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Vodafone (VOD)

Vodafone (VOD) was founded in 1984 in the U.K. and has quickly grown into one of the world’s largest telecom conglomerates.   Along with its joint venture partners, the company offers telephone, internet, cable TV, and wireless mobile services in 72 countries on six continents. In total, Vodafone serves 536 million mobile customers and 20 [...]

July 21st, 2018|High Yield|


Founded in 1906, ONEOK (OKE) is a large energy midstream service provider with an especially dominant presence in the shale formations of Oklahoma. The firm's pipelines and storage facilities are connected to over 140 gas processing facilities across the country, making it incredibly valuable to its core natural gas liquid (NGL) customers. Source: ONEOK Fact [...]

July 4th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Blackstone Group L.P. (BX)

Founded in 1985, Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) is the world’s largest alternative asset manager with about 2,400 employees and $450 billion in assets under management. The firm specializes in private equity (direct ownership of private companies), real estate, hedge funds, and investing in private debt. Source: Blackstone Investor Presentation Blackstone earns its money by charging [...]

July 4th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Annaly Capital Management (NLY)

Founded in 1997, Annaly Capital Management (NLY) is the largest and oldest mortgage REIT (mREIT) in America with over $100 billion in assets. The firm primarily invests in residential mortgages that are guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.   Like all mREITs, Annaly’s business model involves borrowing at short-term (lower) interest rates, in order [...]

July 4th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Stepan Company (SCL)

Founded in 1932, Stepan Company (SCL) produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products around the world. The company operates in three segments: Surfactants (67% of sales, 56% of profits): offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents [...]

July 4th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|