Month: July 2012

Get a Special Dividend of $10.41 for a 25% Dividend Yield.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (CHH) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend in the amount of $10.41 per share, resulting in an aggregate payment amount of approximately $600 million. The record date for the special cash dividend is August 20, 2012 and the special cash dividend will be paid on August …

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4 Companies with Bullish Outlooks Increasing Dividends

As we roll through earnings season, more companies are increasing their dividends.  For income investors, the stocks listed below are rated bullish or better by their equity summary score.  These stocks are worth a look as candidates for a dividend growth portfolio. CBS (CBS) is boosting its quarterly dividend by 20%, to 12 cents a share. The …

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10 High Yield Energy Companies Increasing Their Dividends

As earnings season takes focus on the stock market, many energy companies are increasing their dividends.  While some of these energy plays are Bullish and others are Bearish, they are all playing the dividend growth game with investors.  Here are 10 energy stocks increasing their payouts in the past week. El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. …

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Stocks with 4% Dividend Yields with Positive Earnings Surprises

As we start earnings season, the blue-chip stocks get the attention.  This is logical because these stocks have a large following of investors.  In comparison, I am always looking for stocks with nice yields that have positive earnings surprises.  So far, I have identified three stocks with positive earnings in the first week.  Here are …

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Booz Allen sees special dividend of $1Billion

Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) disclosed in a filing that the company’s management is exploring, subject to continuing management review and to further consideration and ultimate approval by the company’s Board of Directors, the possible refinancing of approximately $959M of indebtedness outstanding under its senior secured credit facilities with funded debt under new senior secured credit …

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The Best MLPs to Own Now

Many of the blue-chip dividend payers are hitting new 52-week price highs.  This is concerning as when price increases, yields will fall.  Because of the soaring popularity of blue-chip dividend payers, more investors are turning to master limited partnerships (MLP).  These are pass-through entities that must pay at least 90% of their taxable income to …

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Stocks with 30% Dividend Increases in Last Quarter

As the market uncertainty continues throughout 2012, investors are still seeking safety from income investments.  While a significant amount of money has moved into bonds, dividend stocks are still a great place to find income streams.  The boards of many companies are realizing this and responding by increasing their dividends.  You have many dividend growth …

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