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dividends http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/740/all/feed en Is Stillwater Mining the Perfect Stock? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101222/stillwater-mining-perfect-stock-id-10145338.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit;">everything</em><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>you could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> <br /></span></p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sa</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Stillwater%20Mining.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="163" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101222/stillwater-mining-perfect-stock-id-10145338.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101222/stillwater-mining-perfect-stock-id-10145338.html#comments balance sheet debt dividends equity Growth margin Markets Opportunity perfection return Stillwater Mining United States Wed, 22 Dec 2010 05:47:28 +0000 Dan Caplinger 145338 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Is Red Robin Gourmet Burgers the Perfect Stock? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101221/red-robin-gourmet-burgers-perfect-stock-id-10145300.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit;">everything</em><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>you could possibly want?</p> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><strong style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold;">Red Robin Gourmet Burgers</strong><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><span style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;" class="ticker">(Nasdaq:<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>RRGB)</span><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>fits the bill.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sa</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Red%20Robin%20Gourmet%20Burgers.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="122" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101221/red-robin-gourmet-burgers-perfect-stock-id-10145300.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101221/red-robin-gourmet-burgers-perfect-stock-id-10145300.html#comments balance sheet bill dividends equity excel Growth margin Markets Red Robin Gourmet Burgers return Revenue sure United States Value Tue, 21 Dec 2010 07:10:39 +0000 Dan Caplinger 145300 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Is Micron Technology the Perfect Stock? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101203/micron-technology-perfect-stock-id-10143802.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you&nbsp;<em style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit; ">everything</em>&nbsp;you could possibly want?&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.4px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18px; ">One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if&nbsp;<strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">Micron Technology</strong>&nbsp;<span class="ticker" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; ">(Nasdaq:&nbsp;MU)</span>&nbsp;fits the bill.</span></p> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; font-size: 20.16px; ">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">The quest for perfection</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Micron%20Technology_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101203/micron-technology-perfect-stock-id-10143802.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101203/micron-technology-perfect-stock-id-10143802.html#comments balance sheet debt dividends Growth margin Micron Technology Money perfect stocks Sandisk stock Technology United States Fri, 03 Dec 2010 05:40:57 +0000 Dan Caplinger 143802 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Is Eli Lilly the Perfect Stock? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101130/eli-lilly-perfect-stock-id-10143425.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you&nbsp;<em style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit; ">everything</em>you could possibly want? &nbsp;One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if&nbsp;<strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">Eli Lilly</strong><span class="ticker" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; ">(NYSE:&nbsp;LLY)</span>&nbsp;fits the bill.</p> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; font-size: 20.16px; ">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">The quest for perfection</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Eli%20Lill_2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="114" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101130/eli-lilly-perfect-stock-id-10143425.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101130/eli-lilly-perfect-stock-id-10143425.html#comments balance sheet dividends earning Eli Lily Growth Markets Merck money making net margin perfect stocks quarter United States Tue, 30 Nov 2010 07:03:42 +0000 Dan Caplinger 143425 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Applied Materials' Dividends May Not Last Forever http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100905/applied-materials039-dividends-may-not-last-forever-id-10127140.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income <em>and</em> growth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&amp;P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you’d be crazy to not take advantage of!</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Applied%20Materials%20logo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="68" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100905/applied-materials039-dividends-may-not-last-forever-id-10127140.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100905/applied-materials039-dividends-may-not-last-forever-id-10127140.html#comments Applied Materials Business Business dividends Economy Equities investing Investing Investing investment Investors Markets Markets News United States Mon, 06 Sep 2010 02:05:54 +0000 Jordan DiPietro 127140 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Dividends Aren't Enough: Heavy Machinery http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100905/dividends-aren039t-enough-heavy-machinery-id-10127139.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>I love cash. As an investor, nothing makes me happier than a company that returns money to shareholders, rather than spending it recklessly on a CEO's pet projects or an ill-fated acquisition. Historically, investors have often looked at a stock's dividend yield to identify these shareholder-friendly enterprises. But I prefer a slightly different metric -- one proven to further maximize investor returns.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A 2007 study in <em>The</em> <em>Journal of Finance</em> suggests that investors should also factor net share repurchases into the equation, through a metric called the net payout ratio. According to the authors of the study, this ratio not only identifies companies that are paying back investors, but also predicts future equity returns better than the dividend yield.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Caterpillar%20logo_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100905/dividends-aren039t-enough-heavy-machinery-id-10127139.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100905/dividends-aren039t-enough-heavy-machinery-id-10127139.html#comments Business Business caterpillar dividends Economy Equities Heavy Machinery investing Investing Investing investment Investors Markets Markets News United States Mon, 06 Sep 2010 01:59:12 +0000 Jeremy Phillips 127139 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Dividends Aren't Enough: Railroads http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100821/dividends-aren039t-enough-railroads-id-10125347.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type" /><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">I love cash. As an investor, nothing makes me happier than a company that returns money to shareholders, rather than spending it recklessly on a CEO's pet projects or an ill-fated acquisition. Historically, investors have often looked at a stock's dividend yield to identify these shareholder-friendly enterprises. But I prefer a slightly different metric -- one proven to further maximize investor returns.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;"><p style="border-width: 0</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Union%20Pacific.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="197" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100821/dividends-aren039t-enough-railroads-id-10125347.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100821/dividends-aren039t-enough-railroads-id-10125347.html#comments Business Business dividends Economy Equities investing Investing Investing investment Investors Markets Markets News Railroads Union Pacific United States Sat, 21 Aug 2010 06:04:01 +0000 Jeremy Myers 125347 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Will Duke Energy's Dividends Last? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100821/will-duke-energy039s-dividends-last-id-10125338.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type" /><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Whether you're a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit;">and</em><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>growth.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type" /><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/duke_energy_logo_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="61" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100821/will-duke-energy039s-dividends-last-id-10125338.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100821/will-duke-energy039s-dividends-last-id-10125338.html#comments Business Business dividends Duke energy Economy Equities investing Investing Investing investment Investors Markets Markets News United States Sat, 21 Aug 2010 05:28:22 +0000 Jordan DiPietro 125338 at http://www.themoneytimes.com How Safe Are Chevron's Dividends? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100820/how-safe-are-chevron039s-dividends-id-10125270.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whether you're a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income <em>and</em> growth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>At The Motley Fool, we're avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&amp;P 500 that don't pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you'd be crazy to not take advantage of!</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/chevron%20logo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100820/how-safe-are-chevron039s-dividends-id-10125270.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chevron dividends Europe investing investment Investors stock market Fri, 20 Aug 2010 19:44:45 +0000 Jordan DiPietro 125270 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Sysco's Dividends May Not Last Forever http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100820/sysco039s-dividends-may-not-last-forever-id-10125189.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type" /><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Whether you're a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit;">and</em><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>growth.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type" /><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Sysco.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="61" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100820/sysco039s-dividends-may-not-last-forever-id-10125189.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100820/sysco039s-dividends-may-not-last-forever-id-10125189.html#comments Business Business dividends Economy Equities investing Investing Investing investment Investors Markets News Sysco United States Fri, 20 Aug 2010 07:04:55 +0000 Jordan DiPietro 125189 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Excavating Dividends in Israel http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100813/excavating-dividends-israel-id-10124301.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type" /><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Rumor has it that at one of Jerusalem's excavation sites, archeologists recently discovered piles of coins from thousands of years ago. The prevailing theory is these are dividends that were paid on stock from the Mesopotamia stock exchange.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type" /><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Cellcom%20Israel.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100813/excavating-dividends-israel-id-10124301.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100813/excavating-dividends-israel-id-10124301.html#comments Business Business Cellcom Israel dividends Economy Equities investing Investing Investing investment Investors market portfolio Markets Markets News stock exchange United States Fri, 13 Aug 2010 05:24:16 +0000 matthew 124301 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 3 Stocks That Are Automatic Wealth Machines http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100328/3-stocks-are-automatic-wealth-machines-id-10105610.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you invested that grand, you would have had just 29 shares at the price of $34.50. Hardly enough to get on with, right? Well, today, through splits and spinoffs, you would have:</p> <ul> <li>700 shares of Altria.</li> <li>Nearly 500 shares of <strong>Kraft</strong>.</li> <li>700 shares of <strong>Philip Morris International</strong>.</li> </ul> <p>Total value? Just shy of $62,000. Better yet, you'd have earned a total of $30,000 in dividends as a result of that original $1,000 investment.</p> <p>What if you had reinvested those dividends? Instead of nearly 1,900 shares across three companies worth a total of $62,000, you'd have more than 7,100 shares of three companies worth a whopping $235,000. That includes more than $82,000 in dividend payments -- nearly three times the income received by those who chose not to reinvest dividends.</p> <p>But here's the really sweet part. Today, without having to sell a single share, you'd be receiving nearly $12,000 in income -- <em>every year</em>.</p> <p>Now that's what I call a wealth machine.</p> <p><strong>Yeah, right!</strong> <br />All right, I know what you're thinking. "That is such a blatant example of data mining! Nobody did that!" Well, as it happens, my grandmother did. Not with Altria, but with <strong>ExxonMobil</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: XOM)</span>.</p> <p>She bought shares of Exxon back in the early 1960s and reinvested her dividends. By the time my grandfather was ready to retire some 30 years later, they were able to buy two lots of land and build their retirement home on one of them -- paying cash on the barrelhead just from that one investment.</p> <p>In other words, Altria is by no means the only example in which reinvesting dividends could have made you rich over the years.</p> <p>Want further proof?</p> <p>Professor Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School of Business has shown that the 100 highest-yielding stocks of the S&amp;P 500 outperformed the overall index by three percentage points per year. Now a three-point advantage may not sound like much, but over 10 years, that meant more than $900 more received for every $1,000 invested.</p> <p><strong>Wealth machines</strong> <br />Now before you can say, "Where am I going to find companies that even come <em>close</em> to what happened way back then?" let's look at what makes a "wealth machine."</p> <p>I call Altria and ExxonMobil wealth machines not because they were great companies (although they were) or because they paid a dividend -- after all, not every dividend payer can be called a wealth machine -- but because they consistently raised their dividends. And they were able to do that because they performed consistently well.</p> <p>What may surprise you is that research by Robert Arnott of Research Affiliates and Clifford Asness of AQR Capital Management has shown that companies with higher dividend payout ratios -- the amount of the dividend compared to net income -- tend to have higher real earnings growth in the following 10-year period. In other words, they're better-run companies. And we already know what earnings growth means for a company as far as price goes.</p> <p>So that's what to look for: companies that consistently raise dividends over time. Now let's look at some numbers.</p> <p>Would you believe me if I told you that 20% of the companies currently in the S&amp;P 500 have increased their dividend by 10% or more per year over the past 10 years? It's true. In fact, fully 104 companies have done so.</p> <p>That list includes such familiar names as <strong>Wal-Mart Stores</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: WMT)</span>, at 24.7% per year over the past decade, and <strong>PepsiCo</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: PEP)</span>, growing dividends at a slower, but still healthy, 12.7% per year.</p> <p>Here are three other wealth machines -- and what you would have today if you had invested in them 10 years ago, reinvesting all dividends.</p> <table class="ed-table" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th> <p align="center"><strong>Company</strong></p> </th> <th> <p align="center"><strong>Average Annual</strong> <br /> <strong>Dividend Increase</strong></p> </th> <th> <p align="center"><strong>Result of Investing $1,000</strong></p> </th> <th> <p align="center"><strong>CAGR,</strong> <br /> <strong>Including &nbsp;Dividends</strong></p> </th> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>XTO Energy</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: XTO)</span></p> </td> <td> <p>46.1%</p> </td> <td> <p>$69,900</p> </td> <td> <p>52.9%</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Occidental Petroleum</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: OXY)</span></p> </td> <td> <p>18.0%</p> </td> <td> <p>$13,000</p> </td> <td> <p>29.3%</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Nike</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: NKE)</span></p> </td> <td> <p>15.6%</p> </td> <td> <p>$5,540</p> </td> <td> <p>18.7%</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span class="smalltext">Source: Capital IQ, a division of Standard &amp; Poor's.<br />CAGR = compounded annual growth rate.</span></p> <p>An 18.7%-per-year return comes close to rivaling Warren Buffett's performance -- and you don't even have to be as smart as he is. All you have to be is smart enough to invest in well-run companies with a history of paying dividends and increasing those payments over time.</p> <p>© 2010 UCLICK L.L.C.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Suppose that, 30 years ago, you invested $1,000 in <strong>Altria</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: MO)</span>, formerly Philip Morris, maker of the even-then-famous Marlboro brand of cigarettes.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Altria_3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="130" /> </div> </div> </div> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100328/3-stocks-are-automatic-wealth-machines-id-10105610.html#comments Altria Automatic Wealth Machines dividends Investing Investing Markets Markets reinvested shares stock market United States Sun, 28 Mar 2010 08:10:38 +0000 Jim Mueller 105610 at http://www.themoneytimes.com The Easiest Way to Become a Millionaire http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100322/easiest-way-become-millionaire-id-10104745.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sure, there might be folks who got rich by finding companies like <strong>Chipotle Mexican Grill</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: CMG)</span> when they were small caps, then selling when their market caps grew larger than $2 billion.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some others got rich with bold contrarian plays, buying "down-and-out" companies like <strong>Borders Group</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: BGP)</span> or <strong>Sears Holdings</strong> <span class="ticker">(Nasdaq: SHLD)</span> at their 52-week lows, and more than doubling their money since.</p> <p>Some investors became wealthy with smart options plays; still others by discovering high-momentum growth stocks such as <strong>Research In Motion</strong> <span class="ticker">(Nasdaq: RIMM)</span> before other investors caught on.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Borders%20Group_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100322/easiest-way-become-millionaire-id-10104745.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100322/easiest-way-become-millionaire-id-10104745.html#comments Borders Group dividends Investing Investing Markets Markets millionaire overcommitment Overconfidence return share stock market stocks United States Mon, 22 Mar 2010 06:00:58 +0000 Adam J. Wiederman 104745 at http://www.themoneytimes.com You Missed the Bottom. Now What? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100308/you-missed-bottom-now-what-id-10102812.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>"As stock markets slid in March, Judy Brady lay awake at night thinking about her portfolio. 'My retired friends who had all CDs and gold, and they were still making money, and my investments just kept going and going,' she said. 'I thought: I can't afford to lose all this.' So the 70-year-old retiree in Schaumburg, Ill., sold most of her stocks."&nbsp; -- The Wall Street Journal</em>, May 18, 2009</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For 17 long months, the S&amp;P 500 slid from an Oct. 11, 2007, high of 1576 to its 677-point nadir on March 9, 2009. By that time, this widely watched index of America's 500 biggest and best firms had lost 57% of its value.</p> <p>Little wonder that Brady panicked, or that so many investors like her could not take the pain anymore, and sold at the bottom. The great wonder is that not everyone cashed out and swore off the stock market for good. And for those who stayed the course, this great wonder has turned into great good fortune.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/general%20electric_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100308/you-missed-bottom-now-what-id-10102812.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100308/you-missed-bottom-now-what-id-10102812.html#comments dividends expenses Investing Investing investments Investors Markets Markets medical bills stock market stocks United States Mon, 08 Mar 2010 06:17:32 +0000 Rich Smith 102812 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Dividends for 100 Years http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100308/dividends-100-years-id-10102811.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In this crazy world, it's hard to find things you can count on. Death and taxes, sure. Jobs, marriages, even your favorite breakfast cereal? Not so much. But there's another, more positive element you usually <em>can</em> rely on: Dividends.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Awesome track records</strong> <br />True, many well-regarded companies have recently done the unthinkable, reducing or eliminating their dividends. Even <strong>General Electric</strong>, incredibly enough, had to scale back its payout several months ago.</p> <p>Still, many well-known companies have faithfully paid dividends for many years:</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Abbott%20Labs.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100308/dividends-100-years-id-10102811.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100308/dividends-100-years-id-10102811.html#comments Abbott Labs caterpillar companies dividends Investing Investing Markets Markets shareholders stocks United States Mon, 08 Mar 2010 06:13:42 +0000 Selena Maranjian 102811 at http://www.themoneytimes.com
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