Dividend Stocks

Fund managers have a secret ingredient to deliver steady gains in client portfolios. UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) is the country’s dominant health insurance company. Over the last five years UNH stock has risen nearly 30% per year, its dividend rising from 50 cents to $1.25 per quarter. That’s about 50% better than the average Nasdaq stock. Source:
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On June 25, the Federal Reserve announced the results of its annual stress tests and additional sensitivity analyses for banks, such as Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). Following speculation about the bank’s dividends, on June 29, the California-based bank cut its dividend for the third quarter. Now, investors in Wells Fargo stock are wondering whether WFC belongs in
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AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) stock is both cheap and has a very attractive dividend yield. In addition, this pharmaceutical company’s growth prospects are high, now that its purchase of Allergan is closed. Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com For example, the stock trades on a forward earnings ratio of just 9.2 times 2020 expected earnings. It is even
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Exxon (NYSE:XOM) has made it clear that it plans on maintaining its dividend. That makes Exxon Mobil stock very attractive with its 7.7% dividend yield. Source: Harry Green / Shutterstock.com I have written several articles about this, including the most recent one on May 12: “Exxon’s Safe Dividend Makes XOM Stock Very Attractive.” Since then,
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On its face, BP (NYSE:BP) stock looks like a wonderful pick for income investors. BP’s dividend now yields over 10%. That seems to be hugely attractive for a large, diversified oil company. Source: FotograFFF / Shutterstock.com Indeed, that yield is the highest among the largest oil producers, even for investors willing to look overseas for
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Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) raised its dividend for 37 consecutive years. That track record is seemingly as reliable as anything investors can expect on Wall Street. But in April, Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A)(NYSE:RDS.B) cut its dividend for the first time since 1945. Shell’s dividend cut should serve as a wake-up call to Exxon Mobil stock investors
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[Editor’s note: “9 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Every Investor” is regularly updated to include the most relevant information available.] Because of the unprecedented disruption caused by the novel coronavirus, weary Americans have been eager to hear some good news. Recently, they received exactly that. In a stunning reversal against bearish expectations, the May
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