Company Highlights: GAAP net income of $0.25 per diluted common share; AFFO of $0.29, or $0.31 per diluted common share excluding a one-time, non-cash expense from the early repayment of debt1 Raised $77.9 million of accretive capital through the issuance of common stock and unsecured senior notes Declares a cash dividend on common stock of $0.25 per shareAgency Business Segment income of $13.5 million Loan originations of $1.04 billion Servicing portfolio of $17.11 billion, up 3% from 1Q18Structured Business Segment income of $9.2 million Significant portfolio growth of 13% on $606.9 million of loan originations Closed a tenth collateralized securitization vehicle totaling $560.0 million with a four-year replenishment period /EIN News/ -- Recent Developments: Market cap surpasses $1 billion mark Issued $245.0 million of 5.25% convertible senior notes due in 2021 to exchange our 6.50% and 5.375% convertible senior notes Received … [Read more...] about Arbor Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results and Declares Common Stock Dividend
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The chart of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) suggests the stock's three-year slump is ending, and its fat dividend yield is another plus. X Shares Thursday broke out of a cup-with-handle base in big volume, and they are trading in buy range from the 19.88 buy point. With the breakout, the stock is showing it's putting behind a decline that began with a peak at 52.47 in November 2014. Shares bottomed in March and continued a recovery that developed into the base. The long downtrend was part of the energy sector's bear market after the price of oil went into a prolonged decline. More than two years since oil bottomed, the sector is slowly coming back. IBD Newsletters Get exclusive IBD analysis and action news daily. SIGN UP NOW! IBD Newsletters Get exclusive IBD analysis and action news daily. Market Prep Tech Report Please enter a valid email address Please select a newsletter GO Get these newsletters delivered to your inbox & more info about our … [Read more...] about This Pipeline Company’s Dividend Yield Is Six Times Larger Than S&P 500’s
Last Updated Aug 17, 2011 9:21 PM EDT Investors looking for income are hard pressed to find it in the usual places. Money-market accounts and bank deposits generally yield less than 1 percent, and 10-year Treasury bonds pay a slightly less meager 2.2 percent, close to the multi-decade low reached in 2008. Bond yields have been pushed down in the last few weeks by investors fleeing the stock market and looking for something safer. Another consequence of the panic is that dividend yields on stocks have shot up. The yield on the broad market is higher than the 10-year Treasury yield, something that has occurred very few times in the last half century - a bullish sign, as noted in this recent post - and stocks of many high-quality companies yield far more than the market. One top investment adviser, John Buckingham, chief investment officer of Al Frank Asset Management and editor of the Prudent Speculator newsletter, finds high dividend yields an especially appealing feature of stocks … [Read more...] about 8 Stocks With High Dividend Yields to Buy Now
(MoneyWatch) With interest rates at historically low levels, many investors have been lured by the siren song of dividend-paying stocks, especially those with high yields. We have addressed that issue in several blogs, demonstrating why this isn't a good strategy -- either as a substitute for safe fixed income, or as a way to achieve higher stock returns. Wesley Gray and Jack Vogel, authors of the 2012 paper "Dissecting Shareholder Yield," add to the research on this subject, examining different yield metrics. The authors begin by noting that the percentage of firms paying a dividend has declined from 63 percent in 1972 to 36 percent in 2011. They also cited the 2001 study, "Disappearing Dividends: Changing Firm Characteristics or Lower Propensity to Pay?", by economist Eugene Fama and finance professor Ken French that found that even after controlling for firm characteristics, firms have become less likely to pay dividends. One reason for the disappearing dividends is that firms have … [Read more...] about Can dividend yield predict returns?
(MoneyWatch) Investing in stocks that pay relatively high dividends has become so popular that the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) now has more than $12 billion in assets and the iShares High Dividend Equity ETF (HDV) has well over $4 billion. Given the low level of interest rates available on safe bonds, it's understandable why a high-dividend strategy might have appeal. However, in prior posts we have shown that not only does using a high-dividend strategy as a substitute for safe bonds entail great risk, but also that a high-dividend strategy is really just a weak value strategy. Income stability matters in your portfolio 8 financial predictions that haven't come trueInvestors chase another risky fad Given the continued popularity of the strategy, I asked my colleague and "Right Financial Plan" co-author Kevin Grogan to update the data to demonstrate this point. For the period July 1951 to December 2012, a high-dividend strategy returned 12.7 percent, which … [Read more...] about Why invest in stocks with a high-dividend yield?