Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) has increased the amount of money it returns to investors in the form of dividends every year for more than 50 years. Its diversification across various healthcare segments offers insulation against industry-specific risks to over-the-counter, pharmaceutical, and medical device demand, and a bulletproof balance sheet provides plenty of financial flexibility that management can use to acquire and develop new products. Is now the right time to buy this dividend darling? In this clip from The Motley Fool's Industry Focus: Healthcare, analyst Kristine Harjes is joined by contributor Todd Campbell to highlight the pros and cons of investing in this top-tier dividend stock. A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than Johnson & JohnsonWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a … [Read more...] about Is Johnson & Johnson the Best Dividend Stock in Healthcare?
Buying solid dividend stocks and holding them over the long term is arguably the best way patient investors can predictably generate wealth over the long term. But the task of identifying the market's best dividend stocks is easier said than done. More often than not, we find ourselves peering at past returns, wondering how much more impressive our portfolios would look had we purchased those stocks years before. To spare you that regret in the future, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each discuss a dividend stock that they believe investors will wish they'd purchased a decade from now. Read on to learn why they think NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), Tile Shop Holdings (NASDAQ: TTS), and Prudential (NYSE: PRU) fit the bill. Steve Symington (NVIDIA): With shares of NVIDIA having more than tripled over the past year as of this writing, I wouldn't blame you for either … [Read more...] about 3 Dividend Stocks You’ll Wish You’d Bought 10 Years From Now
For investors in search of income, three high-yield dividend stocks worth consideration in September include Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD). Two also offer outstanding value. Tim Brugger (Qualcomm): If you follow the tech industry, you've likely heard about the legal snafus Qualcomm's facing: fines from South Korea, investigations by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and its biggest customer Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) joining the legal parade alleging illegal patent licensing fees. The result has been a 21% drop in value this year. Thing is, Qualcomm has been down this path before with China, which levied a $975 million fine nearly three years ago, and required lower licensing fees for the privilege of doing business in one of the world's largest markets. Today Qualcomm regularly cites its growing revenue in China as a … [Read more...] about 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for September
It's never easy finding great stocks trading at reasonable prices and sporting high yields. You have to wait for a market downturn or find companies that are out of favor for some reason. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP) and International Business Machines Corp (NYSE: IBM) are two high-yielding dividend stocks that fall into the latter category. They're both smart choices to juice the tax-free income you get out of your Roth IRA. Helmerich & Payne yields an impressive 6.2% today. That's largely because it operates in the oil and natural gas drilling business, which is highly cyclical and currently out of favor. But here's the really exciting thing: The company has increased its dividend every year for 44 consecutive years despite operating in a cycle-driven industry. To be fair, there are real things to worry about. For example, Helmerich … [Read more...] about 2 Top Dividend Stocks for Your Roth IRA
High-yield dividend stocks tend to be particularly risky types of investing vehicles that aren't well-suited for conservative individuals. Even so, there are a handful of rare gems that do, in fact, offer both an acceptable level of risk and an above-average yield. Armed with this insight, we asked three of our investors which high-yield dividend stocks they think might appeal to investors with a low tolerance for risk. They suggested Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), AT&T (NYSE: T), and Valero Energy (NYSE: TWX). Read on the find out why. George Budwell (Pfizer): If you're on the hunt for outsize dividend yields but also happen to be risk-averse, the pharma giant Pfizer might be a perfect fit for your portfolio. Here's why. According to the EvaluatePharma World Preview 2017 report, Pfizer is expected to continue to battle … [Read more...] about 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Conservative Investors
Like most of the investing world, Warren Buffett thrives on dividends. The veteran financier and leading light of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) receives plenty of them; in the second quarter, for example, Berkshire was set to reap nearly $900 million in such payouts. Although Buffett prefers that the companies under Berkshire's wing reinvest their profits into growing their respective businesses rather than paying dividends, he is fond of getting such distributions from his stocks. The proof of this sentiment is in Berkshire's top two dividend yielders, both of which pay out handsomely. Here are a few words about this generous duo. Cellphone provider Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is no longer an important position for Berkshire Hathaway. Following a big sell-off earlier this year, Buffett's conglomerate held only 928 shares as of the … [Read more...] about Are You Invested in Either of Warren Buffett’s Top Two Dividend Stocks?
The best dividend stocks provide investors with a solid yield today and hold promise to meaningfully increase their payout over time. While finding stocks that offer both of these qualities is difficult, we Fools know there are a handful of great choices out there if you're willing to look hard enough. So which dividend stocks do we think will perform for their shareholders over the next decade? We asked that question to a team of Fools, and they picked General Motors (NYSE: GM), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN), and Welltower (NYSE: HCN). John Rosevear (General Motors): Why would anyone buy an automaker right now -- aside from maybe Tesla -- given that the whole industry is on the verge of being disrupted by new technologies such as electric vehicles and self-driving systems? Let me put it this way: What … [Read more...] about The 3 Dividend Stocks You’ll Wish You’d Bought 10 Years From Now
Not many commodity stocks offer dividends, but gold stocks have been an exception. Most gold stocks pay a dividend today, which is commendable given how closely miners' profits are tied to unpredictable gold prices. For investors, regular dividends can help balance some of the volatility that comes with investing in gold stocks. Gold dividend yields, however, are usually pretty low, which isn't surprising. Gold miners' cash flows can fluctuate substantially in line with gold prices, which is why most miners are cautious with dividends and prefer stability over quantum. Here are some of the highest dividend-yield gold stocks today (note that I have excluded micro-cap stocks): Gold stock Market Cap* Dividend Yield* Sibanye Gold Ltd (NYSE: SBGL) $2.07 billion 4.68% Harmony Gold Mining Co (NYSE: HMY) $1.03 billion 3.11% Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI) $3.11 billion 2.43% Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GOLD) $8.51 billion 1.83% Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD) $4.71 … [Read more...] about The 5 Best Dividend Stocks in Gold
Potash stocks have been favorites among dividend investors despite the cyclical nature of the industry. Most potash stocks boast a strong dividend track record, though challenging industry conditions recently compelled major potash producers Potash Corp. of SaskatchewanÂ and The Mosaic CompanyÂ to slash dividends. Agrium Inc.Â has kept its dividends intact so far but has been cautious about increases. Investors in potash stocks, however, may not have to fear further dividend cuts, what with the industry showing faint signs of a revival. Potash is, after all, among the three most important crop nutrients, so demand should pick up at some point in time, allowing potash companies to continue to reward shareholders. Here's a quick lowdown of the publicly traded potash stocks and their current dividend yields: Potash Company Year-to-Date Returns* Dividend Yield Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) (5.6%) 2.3% The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) 0.5% 3.7% Agrium … [Read more...] about The 3 Best Dividend Stocks in the Potash Industry Business Markets and Stocks News
Potash stocks have been favorites among dividend investors despite the cyclical nature of the industry. Most potash stocks boast a strong dividend track record, though challenging industry conditions recently compelled major potash producers Potash Corp. of Saskatchewanand The Mosaic Companyto slash dividends. Agrium Inc.has kept its dividends intact so far but has been cautious about increases. Investors in potash stocks, however, may not have to fear further dividend cuts, what with the industry showing faint signs of a revival. Potash is, after all, among the three most important crop nutrients, so demand should pick up at some point in time, allowing potash companies to continue to reward shareholders. Here's a quick lowdown of the publicly traded potash stocks and their current dividend yields: Potash Company Year-to-Date Returns* Dividend Yield Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) (5.6%) 2.3% The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) 0.5% 3.7% Agrium Inc.(NYSE: AGU) 5.5% … [Read more...] about The 3 Best Dividend Stocks in the Potash Industry