PennantPark Investment Corp.
This article will present a portfolio of three financial stocks that offer elevated dividend yields and, if they are included with equal weights in a portfolio, yield 9%. These three stocks are admired by insiders and the analysts covering them, and offer an excellent opportunity for income-oriented investors to enhance their regular income.
Agree Realty Corp
Registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, Business Development Companies (BDCs) are essentially publicly-traded private equity firms that generally invest in small, upcoming businesses. Just like REITs or MLPs, if these companies meet certain requirements and distribute a very large percentage of their taxable income to their shareholders, they are exempt from paying corporate income tax. This usually means that the dividend yields for BDCs tend to be much more »
A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2013 begins, I would like to focus on a leading business development company: Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV).
- Stable Growth In Net Assets: In 2009, Apollo reported net assets of $1.39 billion; in 2012 more »
Apollo Investment Corp (NASDAQ: AINV) has been a preferred stock recommendation for me since I recommended it here in mid-December. What was a tremendous pick a day ago is facing some stiff pressure today. The company reported 4Q earnings that missed estimates, lowered the dividend, and replaced their CIO/COO. The stock, well it is down 11% as of this writing. Even factoring that in, the stock has returned 11 more »
After a devastating three years during the global economic crisis, the banking industry is once again hot. This impressive recovery has made it an ideal target for investors who are ready to recover their losses from the tough times. There are a number of fast-growing financial firms that offer the potential of solid gains. Among these companies are CNinsure Inc (NASDAQ: CISG), Fifth Street Finance Corp (NASDAQ: FSC), Investors Bancorp more »