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Apple (AAPL): Reviewing One of Warren Buffett’s New Dividend Stocks

Apple (AAPL) is a blue chip stock that recently reinstated the dividend. Since becoming a dividend payer again in 2012 (it was suspended from 1996-2011), they have increased the quarterly dividend by 50% from 38 cents per share to 57 cents.   With a relatively low payout ratio, high returns on invested capital, and an extremely valuable [...]

September 12th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Disney (DIS): 3 Risks to Consider Despite the Strong Dividend Growth

Disney (DIS) is one of the most iconic companies in the world and has rewarded shareholders with 11.7% annual dividend growth over the last 20 years.   However, that hasn’t stopped the stock from slumping more than 20% since hitting an all-time high in late 2015.   Today, Disney’s stock trades for about 15.3x forward [...]

September 9th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

C.H. Robinson (CHRW): Quality Dividend Growth at a Reasonable Price

C.H. Robinson (CHRW) has raised its dividend for 18 consecutive years and rewarded shareholders with double-digit annual dividend growth over the last decade.   The company’s dividend scores strong marks for safety and growth, and its business model generates excellent free cash flow in practically every economic environment.   With large and fragmented markets and numerous competitive [...]

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

Gilead Sciences (GILD): Cheap Dividend Growth or Value Trap?

Gilead Sciences (GILD), the dominant antiviral and hepatitis drug company, is starting to draw a lot of attention from value oriented investors due to its decline of 23% over the past year.   Gilead’s stock now trades at a high-single digit price-to-earnings multiple which typically has many bargain hunters salivating, especially in a market where [...]

September 6th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Automatic Data Processing (ADP): 41 Straight Years of Dividend Increases

With more than four consecutive decades of dividend increases, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) is one of my favorite dividend aristocrats.   The company’s excellent dividend growth track record is the result of its reliable business model.   ADP benefits from providing mission-critical services, generating a high percentage of recurring revenues, maintaining a strong client retention [...]

July 23rd, 2016|Dividend Aristocrats, High Growth|

Accenture (ACN): A Quality Dividend Stock With Solid Safety & Growth Potential

Accenture (ACN) is the type of high quality dividend growth stock I like to own in our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio.   The company has raised its dividend every year since it began paying one in 2005, recording annual dividend growth greater than 20% during that time period.   Accenture’s dividend scores extremely high [...]

July 18th, 2016|High Growth|

Canadian National Railway (CNI): Boosting Dividends Every Year Since 1996

Canadian National Railway (CNI) has increased its dividend every year since its initial public offering in 1995, averaging 17% annual growth over that time period.   Since they were deregulated in the 1980s, railroad operators have enjoyed a boom in productivity and fortified their position as an essential piece of North America’s supply chain.   [...]

June 17th, 2016|High Growth|

Texas Instruments (TXN): A Free Cash Flow Machine With Double-Digit Dividend Growth

Without Texas Instruments (TXN), most of the world’s electronic equipment would not function. The company is an extremely important player in virtually every end market and maintains numerous competitive advantages.   Texas Instruments has also been a free cash flow machine, converting close to 30 cents of every $1 in sales into free cash flow. [...]

June 16th, 2016|High Growth|

Home Depot (HD): A Premier Long-term Dividend Growth Stock

Home Depot (HD) has paid uninterrupted dividends since the late 1980s and is a dividend growth machine.   Since making its first quarterly dividend payment of 0.044 cents per share in 1987, Home Depot’s dividend has increased to 69 cents. The quarterly dividend has also more than doubled since 2012.   Home Depot possesses many [...]

June 6th, 2016|High Growth|

H.B. Fuller (FUL): A Small Cap Stock With Big Long-term Dividend Growth Potential

H.B. Fuller (FUL) is a small cap dividend growth stock that few investors are familiar with. However, this dependable business has increased dividends paid for 46 consecutive years and is worth some attention.   The company operates in a large and stable industry with strong growth prospects. Management is also shifting more of H.B. Fuller’s [...]

March 24th, 2016|High Growth|

The Walt Disney Company (DIS): A Premier Dividend Growth Stock

Walt Disney (DIS) is the type of business we like to own in our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio. The company has some of the highest scores for Dividend Safety (96) and Dividend Growth (99) in our entire database, and we think Disney’s future is bright.   Despite its portfolio of extremely well-known consumer brands [...]

February 17th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Growth, High Safety|

Sherwin-Williams (SHW): A Dividend Aristocrat Painting High Returns

Sherwin-Williams (SHW) has annually increased dividends since 1979 and outperformed the market by nearly 14% per year over the last decade.   Watching paint dry has been quite rewarding with coatings producer SHW, but past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.   As we review SHW for potential inclusion in our Top 20 [...]

February 8th, 2016|Dividend Aristocrats, High Growth|

Hormel (HRL): The Newest Dividend King

Hormel (HRL) is the most recent dividend king to be crowned. The company recently raised its dividend by 16%, marking its 50th consecutive dividend increase.   Any company that manages such an accomplishment is worth becoming familiar with, and HRL is no exception. The company has one of the safest dividends around and has grown [...]

Nordson (NDSN): Dispensing Higher Dividends for 52 Straight Years

Nordson (NDSN) has the 14th longest dividend growth streak among U.S. public companies with 52 consecutive years of increases, but many investors have never heard of this dividend king.   The company has sticky customer relationships, a large base of recurring revenue, extremely diversified end markets, low payout ratios, and even trades at about 15 [...]

January 25th, 2016|Dividend Kings, Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

W.W. Grainger (GWW): Counter-Cyclical Cash Flow and 44 Straight Years of Dividend Growth

W.W. Grainger (GWW) is a time-tested business that has rewarded investors with 44 consecutive years of dividend increases. Like many other industrial companies, weak energy markets, sluggish growth in China, and foreign currency headwinds are challenging GWW’s current business trends.   As a result, the stock’s dividend yield sits at 2.6%, which is well above [...]