Dividend payers deserve a berth in any long-term stock portfolio. But seemingly attractive dividend yields are not always as fetching as they may appear. Let's see which companies in the restaurant industry offer the most promising dividends.
Last week, The Motley Fool hosted Chipotleco-CEO Monty Moran for a one-hour live chat with Fool.com readers.
Hamburger giant McDonald's Corp. has been sued by the 'Center for Science in the Public Interest' for luring children into eating harmful junk through Happy Meal toys.
Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.
While one of our Fool writers was warning of irrational exuberance in the current market environment, our undaunted Rising Star analysts stormed ahead this week by buying seven stocks for their portfolios. Below, I've briefly summarized four of those recommendations and provided links to the three others.
To determine the best stocks for new money, you need to know two things:
When thinking of dividend stocks, we tend to think of large, boring companies like Wal-Mart or United Parcel Service.These stalwarts will most likely be around in 10 years, still paying you that quarterly dividend, but they will probably never be huge winners. For instance, in this decade, both Wal-Mart and UPS aren't among the top 10 or even the top 100 dividend stocks of the past decade, as measured by total return to shareholders.