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Texas Roadhouse (TXRH): An Impressive Dividend Grower in a Tough Industry

Restaurants can be a potentially great but also very challenging industry for dividend growth investors to do well in.   After all, a steady expansion of store counts can lead to highly predictable growth.   But on the other hand, a ruthlessly competitive environment, shifting consumer tastes, and numerous cost uncertainties can make it challenging [...]

January 9th, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Accenture (ACN): A High Quality Dividend Growth Stock Benefiting From The Digital Age

Accenture (ACN) has raised its dividend every year since it began paying one in 2005, recording annualized dividend growth en excess of 20% during that time period.   With healthy payout ratios, excellent free cash flow generation, a clean balance sheet, and proven durability, Accenture is well-positioned to continue rewarding shareholders with strong dividend growth in the [...]

October 25th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR): A High Quality But Often-Overlooked Dividend Growth Stock

Sometimes, the most boring, under-the-radar businesses prove to be the best long-term investments, and Broadridge Financial could be one of them.   In fact, Broadridge was called "the most important firm on Wall Street that you've never heard of" by Dick Grasso, the former CEO and chairman of the New York Stock Exchange.   Paying [...]

October 24th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Accenture (ACN) Dips 4% on Earnings: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

What Happened? Accenture (ACN) reported second quarter results that caused its stock to drop 3-4% this morning.   Accenture's organic sales grew 6%, and adjusted earnings per share were roughly flat compared to the prior-year period.   The company's sales and earnings were roughly in line with analysts' estimates heading into the quarter.   Management expects [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Carlisle Companies (CSL): 40 Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases and a Bright Future Ahead

When it comes to steady dividend growers, often the best choice can often be a seemingly dull company - one that flies under the radar, yet grows steadily over decades.   Many times, it’s precisely boring companies that end up becoming dividend aristocrats, which are S&P 500 companies that reward long-term income investors with over [...]

February 10th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Costco Wholesale (COST): A World-Class Retailer and Superb Dividend Growth Stock

Costco Wholesale (COST) has proven itself one of the best dividend growth stocks of the last two decades, nearly doubling the S&P 500’s annualized return.   However, now with founder James Sinegal retired from the CEO position (he remains on the board) and the rise of major disruptive rivals such as Amazon (AMZN), the company’s [...]

January 12th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

3M (MMM): A Buy and Hold Forever Dividend King

When it comes to dividend growth stocks, there are few better core holdings for one’s portfolio than the legendary dividend kings, companies that have raised their dividend for 50+ straight years. Investors can view all of the dividend kings here.   These are companies that have not just proven to have an ability to steadily [...]

January 9th, 2017|Dividend Kings, High Growth|

TJX Companies (TJX): A Legendary Retailer with Bright Dividend Growth Prospects

Brick and mortar retail is something that has struggled for years thanks to the rise of online based competition, especially from the likes of Amazon (AMZN).   However, that doesn’t mean that all retailers are created equal.   In fact, TJX Companies (TJX) in particular has spent decades not just successfully fending off the competition, [...]

December 19th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Bank of America (BAC): A Dividend Growth Stock That Benefits from Rising Interest Rates

Few investors will ever forget the terror of the financial crisis of 2008-2009, when the global financial system was on the verge of complete collapse and many people were convinced we were headed for another depression.   Shareholders of U.S. megabanks such as Bank of America (BAC) were especially brutalized, when one of America’s largest [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

CVS Health (CVS): A Quality Dividend Growth Stock On Sale or a Value Trap?

Despite the market’s recent pull back in recent weeks, the S&P 500 is still trading close its all-time high and at a historically elevated P/E multiple of 24.5.   However, that doesn’t mean that there still aren’t great bargains to be found, even when it comes to high-quality dividend growth stocks.   CVS Health (CVS) [...]

November 8th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Goldman Sachs (GS): Double-Digit Dividend Growth Stock or Value Trap?

Since the depths of the financial crisis, plenty of big banks such as Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) have managed to rebound nicely and beat the market.   However, pure play investment banks such as Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) have lagged the S&P 500 by large margins. [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Nike (NKE): A Quality Dividend Growth Stock Down Over 20%

Since its founding in sleepy Beaverton, Oregon, in 1964, Nike (NKE) has grown into the world’s most dominant sports apparel supplier, and 18th most valuable brand in the world.   Along the way they have made countless long-term dividend investors very rich. In fact, from 2006 through 2015, Nike has returned 20.9% per year (including [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Citigroup (C): Speculative Megabank or Future Dividend Growth Machine?

Citigroup (C) more than tripled its quarterly dividend earlier this year, but few people can forget the terror of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Unlike our favorite recession-resistant dividend stocks, some of the world’s largest financial institutions were on the brink of utter collapse and threatened to plunge the global economy into a prolonged depression.   [...]

October 28th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Starbucks (SBUX): One of the Best Dividend Growth Stocks in the Market

Since its founding in Seattle in 1985, Starbucks (SBUX) has grown into the world’s largest coffee empire and the 67th most valuable brand on earth. Along the way, Starbucks’ amazing growth story has made countless investors amazingly rich.   For example, $10,000 invested in Starbucks 20 years ago would today be worth $283,520.03 compared to [...]

October 24th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Comcast (CMCSA): High Marks for Dividend Safety and Growth, But What About the Cord-Cutters?

At first glance, Comcast (CMCSA) looks like an investment every dividend investor should consider.   The company has increased the dividend every year since reinitiating it in 2008, recorded nearly 23% annual dividend growth over the last five years, maintained a relatively low payout ratio, and enjoyed stability from its recession-resistant businesses.   These are some of [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|