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Free cash flow (FCF)—or owner earnings, as 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 means the more »
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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »