Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dividend Income Analysis: Hasbro (HAS)

I was obsessed with G.I. Joe as a kid.  If I had known the company that made Rolling Thunder was publicly traded I probably would have saved up my allowance to buy a share or two.  During a recent stock screen I came across Hasbro, and its dividend numbers made me want to take a closer look.  Since its yield was above 4%, I thought it would be a good stock to run through my dividend income analysis and, I must admit, for a toy company the results were surprising  READ MORE

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Patient Millionaire

As I've stated several times, successful dividend growth investing requires investing in strong dividend payers, reinvesting your dividends, and time.  Time is the one that is most often overlooked.  Time requires patience.  An investor has to be patient when others around them are talking about the next big stock that's going to make everyone rich.  You have to be patient during bear markets when you think the sky is falling and you're going to lose all your money.  And the most important reason you have to be patient is because if you are, it will lead to incredible profit.

You can scour the web and find stories about how people got rich quick by investing in a penny stock, in the futures market, or some random Chinese company.  What you don't find much of is the people who slowly built their wealth over time. There are a lot more people who got rich this way, you just don't hear about them... probably because they're not the bragging type.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

5 Buy-Rated Bank Stocks With Safe and Solid Dividends

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A conservative analysis of bank stocks with "Buy" recommendations from TheStreet Ratings highlights five names easily covering attractive dividend payouts.

TheStreet Ratings takes a very conservative, long-term approach to stock ratings, placing its emphasis on long-term total returns as well as revenue trends and capital strength and dividends. The ratings also consider short-term performance, financial stability and volatility.

After previously covering three mid-cap bank stocks with A (Excellent) ratings and seven small-cap names assigned coveted A-plus ratings, we have isolated the highest-yielding bank stocks with "recommended" ratings of B-plus or higher, whose quarterly payouts are less than 50% of their first-quarter earnings per share. READ MORE

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Boring Terms We Need To Know: Beta

Since I've been referencing Beta in my Dividend Income Analysis template I figured it would be a good term to tackle next in my "Boring Terms" series.  I'm a big fan of the motto - not the band - KISS (keep it simple stupid) so I'm not going to weigh you down with the varying formulas, academic theory, and such.  You can look through Beta's Wikipedia page for that.

Typically when someone references the stock term "Beta" they are talking about a specific stock's volatility as it compares to the S&P 500.  There are other variations where you compare a stock's volatility to its Sector Index, International Index, etc...  but we don't care about those.  And when you are looking at a Stock's Beta on Yahoo Finance, they are using the S&P 500.  So let's get to the details and why we care about it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dividend Income Analysis: Eli Lilly (LLY)

Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. LLY is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world and operates in the healthcare sector.  LLY used to be a strong dividend grower, but that growth has dried up since it made a large all-cash purchase of the biotechnology company ImClone.  LLY is the first company I put through my dividend income analysis.