The natural gas industry has many high dividend stocks among its members, but it also has some newer companies that may cash in on the rising tide of this abundant domestic fuel source.
An increasing amount of corporate and municipal fleet operators are beginning to convert their vehicles to natural gas, as the economic impact of much lower natural gas costs vs. petroleum costs begins to gather momentum.
We’ve noted previously that natural gas is on its way to becoming an extremely abundant energy source in the U.S., and now, it seems that, in the normal movement toward the cheapest resources, businesses are jumping on the bandwagon.
The Wall St. Journal reported this week, that AT&T is converting…
In part 1 of this 2-part series, we discussed Genesis Lease, (GLS), an aviation leasing service company. We’ve since learned that GLS may be a takeover target, possibly being acquired by AerCap Holdings, (AER).
In this article, we’ll look at what may be the best stock by several measures in this category, Babcock & Brown, (FLY).
FLY jumped to around $10.00 this week, as its peer group was spurred on by M&A possibilities.
Genesis Lease, (GLS), based in Ireland, leases aircraft and various aviation assets to a diverse group of international airlines. Like other airline-related stocks, GLS’ share price and business has suffered during the downturn.
When the share price plummeted in late 2008, their conservative management cut the dividend from $1.88/share annually, (then yielding over 30%), to $.40/share annually, which, at a current dividend yield of almost 6%, still puts GLS in the high dividend stocks group.
Is it possible for fashion and high dividend stocks to intersect? In the words, (or letters), of the acronym-obsessed, OMG!
Fashion-savvy investors searching for dividend stocks may be happy to discover that, with it’s 9.5%-plus current dividend yield, apparel licensor Cherokee has, by far, the highest dividend in it’s apparel peer group. CHKE just announced its 24th consecutive quarterly dividend, which they maintained at $.50, and has paid out over $125 million in dividends to shareholders since 2003. Their 5-year dividend growth rate is 46.14 %, vs. the industry average of only 3.29%.
Capstead Mortgage, (CMO), is a mortgage REIT which invests mostly in residential Adjustable Rate Mortgages that are issued and backed by U.S. government agencies, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae.
CMO’s current dividend yield is over 17%.
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If you’re an income investor looking for the best stocks to buy, Linn Energy (LINE) may be one of those dividend paying stocks you should take a long look at. Linn Energy’s, high dividend yield of over 11% is second only to Martin Midstream Partners in the Independent Oil & Gas group, an industry filled with dividend stocks.
When looking for the best stocks, always keep an eye on the dividend. Long gone are the tech bubble days, when dividends were thought to be unimportant, when compared to the meteoric price appreciation of dot.com stocks.
Century Tel tops this elite list with its 8.9%-plus dividend yield. Let’s look at some numbers: Click here… to continue reading…
Looking for good dividend paying stocks, but feeling left behind by the market’s reawakened rally? Here are 3 steps you can take to find an undervalued stock that’s been somewhat left behind:
1. Look for an unloved sector: Health Care is only up 7.3% year-to-date, far behind the most of the other sectors, the majority of whom have posted double-digit gains.
2. Look in an unloved income sub-sector, such as the REIT sector:
The Vanguard REIT ETF is down over 11% this year, due to concerns about the refinancing difficulties that REIT’s with heavy short-term debt loads have had in the credit crisis. (Analysts usually follow FFO, “funds from operations”, to monitor a REIT’s ability to cover its dividend).
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We value investors are always scraping around the bottom of the barrel, looking for overlooked, undervalued dividend stocks. Add in the lure of a high dividend yield, and the search becomes even more interesting.
Where better to look for an undervalued high dividend stock that in the famed S&P Dividend Aristocrats group?
I screened for stocks with a dividend yield over 5%, that were less than 20% above their 52-week lows. While there are many Dividend Aristocrat stocks with dividend yields over 5%, there’s only 1 that’s less than 20% above its 52-week low: Con Edison, (ED), the NYC area’s local utility company.