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Crown Castle (CCI): The Highest-Yielding Stock Held by Bill Gates

Crown Castle (CCI) only began paying dividends in 2014, but the company currently offers income investors a dividend yield that's nearly twice as high as the market's with 7% to 8% annual dividend growth potential.   More importantly, Crown Castle has an attractive business model with substantial recurring revenue, excellent free cash flow generation, substantial [...]

September 6th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

National Retail Properties (NNN): A Safe, High-Yield REIT Trading Near Its 52-Week Low

Real estate has historically been a popular way to build and preserve wealth. However, buying, owning, and managing rental properties can be highly complex.   That's why Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) offer a far simpler, more liquid way for regular investors to profit from this valuable industry.   Of course, REITs are also a [...]

June 30th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI): Safe, High-Yield Income or Value Trap?

Certain real estate investment trusts (REITs) can be an excellent way for investors to meet their income needs, especially for folks living off dividends during retirement.   That being said, as with all investments, it's important to be careful and focus on high quality stocks with a long-term-focused management team, a safe dividend, a strong [...]

June 28th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

LyondellBasell Industries (LYB): A High-Yield Stock Paying Safe, Growing Dividends

Many dividend investors have never heard of LyondellBasell Industries (LYB), even despite its 4.5% yield and 18.5% annual dividend growth rate over the last three years.   However, many times the best long-term investments aren’t necessarily the best known stocks.   Rather, they are boring industrial firms that toil in obscurity and supply the lifeblood [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT): A Beaten-Down, High-Yield REIT Paying Safe Dividends

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are an appealing way for income investors to benefit from rental properties without any of the liquidity or landlord hassles that come with actually owning physical properties.   Many REITs are generally far less volatile than the rest of the stock market as well, making certain REITs a reasonable way to [...]

June 2nd, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

B&G Foods (BGS): A High Yield Stock With Double-Digit Dividend Growth

Food stocks can often make excellent long-term dividend growth investments, thanks to the highly defensive nature of their businesses. After all, everyone has to eat no matter what the economy or interest rates are doing.   This is why many well-known food blue chips are among the list of dividend aristocrats and dividend kings, which have track records [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

American Electric Power Company (AEP): A Safe and Growing Dividend for Retirement Income

Regulated utilities can be an excellent high-yield source of income in retirement.   However, thanks to eight years of record low interest rates many of the best high dividend stocks (including utilities) are trading at unappealing valuations that can make for a higher degree of risk than many investors realize.   Let's take a look at [...]

June 1st, 2017|High Yield, Retirement Income|

PPL Corp (PPL): A High-Yield Utility Stock Doubling Its Dividend Growth Rate

Regulated utilities are some of the best high dividend stocks that low risk income investors look to in order to meet their high-yield needs.   That's understandable since the business model for these government sanctioned monopolies is highly stable, allowing for consistent cash flow with which to pay generous and highly secure dividends.   However, [...]

May 25th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Cisco (CSCO) Drops 8% – Buying Opportunity for Dividend Investors or Value Trap?

Cisco (CSCO) announced quarterly earnings results after the market closed on Wednesday, May 17, causing its stock price to drop by approximately 8% in after-hours trading.   If Cisco's current stock price holds, shares will have a dividend yield near 3.7% when the market opens. That's much higher than the broader market's dividend yield, which [...]

May 18th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA): How Safe is the High Dividend Yield?

Certain large pharmaceutical companies have proven to be excellent high-yield dividend growth stocks.   However, due to the cyclical nature of the business, high R&D costs, and various regulatory risks, pharma can also be a very challenging industry in which to invest.   Let’s take a look at Teva Pharmaceuticals, one of the highest-yielding big [...]

May 15th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Telus (TU): One of the Safest and Fastest-Growing Dividends in Telecom

Telus (TU) is one of the telecom companies on our list of the best high dividend stocks with safe, growing payouts.   Telecommunication companies have long been a favorite of high-yield income investors thanks to their utility-like recurring cash flows, which typically allow for generous and secure dividends.   While blue chips AT&T (T) and [...]

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

Vodafone Group (VOD): A High Dividend Opportunity or Value Trap?

Telecom stocks such as AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) often serve as core holdings for income investors who have a low tolerance for risk, especially retirees living off dividends.   That makes sense because many telecom companies enjoy large, recurring streams of cash flow that support generous and slowly growing dividend payouts over time.   [...]

May 5th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Seagate Technology (STX): High Yield Dividend Income or Value Trap?

Many of the most popular high yield stocks are real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnership (MLPs), and business development companies (BDCs).   All of these industries are designed to pay very high dividends.   When it comes to regular corporations, however, a very high dividend yield can be a warning sign that something [...]

April 18th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Clearing the Air on Verizon’s Dividend Safety

A number of readers have emailed me in recent weeks wondering about Verizon’s (VZ) dividend safety.   Their anxiety developed after reading several articles online that suggested Verizon’s dividend was no longer sustainable because the company’s free cash flow did not cover it last year.   However, Verizon scores a 93 using our Dividend Safety [...]

April 13th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Main Street Capital (MAIN): One of the Safest High-Yield BDCs

In this age of record low interest rates, yield-hungry investors have a vast array of high-yield industries to choose from, including Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), YieldCos, and Business Development Corporations (BDCs).   While these sectors have business models that make for naturally high-yields, they come with their own inherent risks [...]

April 10th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|