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|

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|

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|

AT&T (T) and Time Warner (TWX) Get the Green Light: What You Need to Know

It’s official now. The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T’s (T) merger with Time Warner (TWX) was rejected by U.S. District Court Judge Leon on June 12 with no conditions attached. AT&T plans to close the $85 billion mega-merger on or before June 20, altering the company’s future trajectory, for better or worse. [...]

June 14th, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

What Does Altria’s (MO) Future Hold for Conservative Dividend Investors?

Despite operating in one of the most controversial and heavily regulated industries in America, tobacco stocks have historically been excellent long-term, high-yield dividend growth investments.   In fact, Altria (MO) has been the best performing stock of the last 50 years, generating 20.6% annual returns and increasing shareholder wealth a remarkable 6,638 fold.   Along [...]

January 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Tupperware Brands (TUP): 20 Years of Uninterrupted Dividends and a 4.6% Yield, But How Safe is the Payout?

While interest rates are slowly rising, they remain at historically low levels. As a result, many income-focused investors continue to search for the best high dividend stocks to meet their long-term investing needs.   High dividend stocks can be an appealing way to fund a portion of retirement through dividends rather than the selling of shares, but [...]

November 9th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

AT&T (T): Is The Highest-Yielding Dividend Aristocrat A Value Trap Or A Bargain?

When it comes to safe and consistent dividend growth, few companies have done it better than the dividend aristocrats, S&P 500 companies with 25+ consecutive years of payout increases under their belt.   Of these impressive dividend growers, AT&T (T) stands tall above all the rest with a 5.9% dividend yield. When combined with the [...]

November 3rd, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats, High Yield|

Omega Healthcare (OHI) Reports Disappointing Earnings: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

Omega Healthcare (OHI) announced third quarter results last night that took many investors by surprise, sending the stock down as much as 10% in early trading this morning.   For those who are unfamiliar with the company, Omega Healthcare is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that provides financing and capital primarily to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). [...]

October 31st, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

CenturyLink (CTL): Can The Level 3 Acquisition Save The Dividend?

In today's era of historically low interest rates, telecom service providers such as AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) are often viewed as some of the best high dividend stocks for income thanks to their highly stable, recession-resistant, and subscriber-based business models.   While that may be a good strategy for blue chip names in the industry, [...]

October 27th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Welltower (HCN): A Low-Risk, High-Yield REIT With A Long Growth Runway

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are a simple way for regular investors to gain exposure to the real estate sector.   While there are many different types of REITs to choose from, healthcare in particular has strong long-term potential growth due to highly favorable demographic trends.   Let's take a look at Welltower (HCN), America's largest medical REIT, to [...]

October 18th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

Realty Income (O): The Gold Standard In Safe And Steadily Growing Monthly Dividends

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, can serve as a convenient way for regular investors to profit from rental real estate while also generating income for those seeking to live off dividends in retirement.   Realty Income (O) has become famous for its generous, secure, and steadily growing dividends (23 straight years of increases and counting), [...]

October 13th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

Ford (F): An Attractive Yield And Valuation, But Look Elsewhere For Steady Dividend Growth

When it comes to safe high dividend stocks, generally you want to stick to companies with numerous competitive advantages and operations in industries that consistently grow.   Thus automakers like Ford (F) are typically not where most investors look for such income investments.   However, with Ford shares now beaten down and offering an attractive [...]

September 26th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|