MV Oil Trust
With the market recently hitting a rough patch, these are the times to look for bargains in sectors that you aren't invested in. With this in mind, I ran a screen on The Motley Fool CAPS Screener for energy companies with at least a 2% yield, 10% or better past EPS growth, and a CAPS rating of at least 4 stars. Of the companies this screen returned, two looked promising, MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Pioneer Southwest Energy (NYSE: PSE). Both companies operate in the oil and natural gas field and both pay good dividends, but which one is better? That's what we're here to find out.
Rising global demand for oil, political unrest in the Middle East and the industrialization of growing economies in Asia fuel the increasing cost of energy and energy stocks are especially attractive as a result. High yielding dividends sweeten the deal and make some energy stocks even more lucrative by offering gains both in the form of growth and cash that can be reinvested or pocketed. The following six companies operate more »
Dividend stocks are wonderful because they increase my cash with regular payments. One major date in relation to the payment is the ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next payment. This is very interesting because in the case of a high yield stock, I can earn at least one percent in cash for a short period of investing.
I screened stocks with ex-dividend more »