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  • 3 Dividend Stocks Boasting High Free Cash Flow Yields

    By Chris Johnson - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: MRVL, OMI, DGX

    Free cash flow (FCF)—or owner earnings, as it is referred to by the legendary investor Warren Buffett—represents the cash available to shareholders after all other claims have been met. Based on FCF, a good measure of the fundamental strength of a company is its FCF yield, which is calculated by dividing a company’s FCF per share by its current market price per share. A positive FCF yield more »

  • David Blood and Al Gore’s Hedge Fund Owns 5.1% of This Medical Equipment Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: HSIC, MCK, OMI

    David Blood, the former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and former Vice President Al Gore co-founded Generation Investment Management in 2004. The fund recently filed a 13G with the SEC to disclose ownership of 4.4 million shares of Henry Schein (NASDAQ: HSIC), an $8.9 billion market cap medical equipment company, or 5.1% of the total shares outstanding.

    At Insider Monkey, we track quarterly 13F filings from more »

  • These Small Cap Companies Are Dividend Legends

    By Bob Ciura - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: AWR, DBD, OMI

    Income investors know how valuable dividend payments are. Reinvested dividends have made up a huge portion of a stocks’ total return over the course of many decades. That’s why so many investors take those quarterly checks very seriously.

    When investors think of dividend stocks, they usually revert to the mega-cap blue chip stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500 Index. While those more »

  • 5 Dividend Stocks Boasting High Free Cash Flow Yields

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, KLAC, MRVL, OMI, DGX

    Free cash flow (FCF)—or owner earnings, as it is referred to by the legendary investor Warren Buffett—represents the cash available to shareholders after all other claims have been met. Based on FCF, a good measure of the fundamental strength of a company is its FCF yield, which is calculated by dividing a company’s FCF per share by its current market price per share. A positive FCF yield more »

  • 5 Stocks for Heavy-Yield Chasers

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: CFR, GE, HI, MAT, OMI

    Defensive plays paying respectable dividends have been leaders in the market’s rally so far this year. Chasing competitive yields in the current yield-starved environment, investors have been willing to pay extra for stocks that match their expectations for risk-adjusted total returns, including income.

    As a result, money has flown into stocks that offer security and low-volatility of returns as well as dividend yields above the U.S. Treasury yields more »

  • Three Small-Cap Dividend Achievers

    By Karin Hernandez - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: OMI, SSS, SKT

    I've been feeling lately, after writing about dividend stocks for almost a year, that there is nothing new for me to discover. That I have already covered every dividend stock of interest, and there are no more good ones.

    Which is a discouraging thing, because I have not yet completed my 10-stock perfect dividend portfolio. I have only chosen eight companies, and I need to select two more.

    But more »

  • 4 Modestly Valued Small-Cap Dividend Raisers

    By Bob Ciura - January 15, 2013 | Tickers: DBD, JNJ, MCY, OMI, UVV

    Investing in dividend stocks is a great way to build long-term wealth.  When most investors think of dividend stocks, they usually look to large-cap blue chips like Johnson and Johnson.  However, companies that have paid and raised dividends for long periods of time can also be found among the small-cap universe of publicly-traded stocks.  These four companies have paid and increased dividends for at least 15 years in a row more »

  • 5 Small-Caps with More Than 10 Years of Dividend Growth

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: LANC, NJR, OMI, SKT, WSO

    Investing in small-cap stocks can be rewarding. History shows that small-cap stocks provide better risk-adjusted returns than broader-market portfolios. When one adds dividends to the mix, small-cap dividend stocks can provide current income that magnifies total returns. Investors in small-cap dividend stocks should look for companies with sustainable payouts, proven history of dividend growth, solid balance sheets, and strong profitability.

    Russell Investments has devised a specific small-cap-focused index, the Russell more »

  • 8 Healthcare Stocks For Your 2012 Watchlist (Part 1)

    By Michael French - January 16, 2012 | Tickers: GSK, NHC, OMI, TFX

    January is commonly marked by an uptick in U.S. equity markets as investors look to re-deploy capital that may sought the safety of the sidelines during the course of the previous year. During the course of the most recent presidential elections, the healthcare sector has gotten particular attention, especially early in the year. The eight stocks discussed below are one to watch as 2012 takes shape and into the more »