Dividend Stocks

Why the Best High-Yield Dividend Stock to Buy Is Altria

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Most people invest in companies hoping to catch a stock on the upswing - and bring in mega-returns for themselves in the process. But what if you found a company that could rack up mega-returns even if its stock price stays flat?

That's the situation with the high-yield dividend stock Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO).

Here’s why this is one of the best dividend stocks you can buy…

Seven of the Best Stocks to Buy Now in Four of the Most Profitable Sectors

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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Aug. 29, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted seven stocks that bring readers the "best of the best" in four sectors currently overflowing with upside potential.

One pick hails from the 3D printing market that's expected to quadruple within the next four years. Another is in the fleet and fuel management sector - it's rapidly growing at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8%. We've got three energy stocks to buy from the most productive natural gas region in the U.S. And we highlighted two silver ETFs that play some promising numbers that were just reported from August.

You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now…

These 17 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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Falling Treasury yields strengthen the case for buying stocks that pay dividends. Last Thursday the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note hit 2.33% - a 15-month low - and ended the week at 2.34%.

Dividend-paying stocks not only offer attractive income options, but also provide the potential for capital appreciation.

Following are the 17 dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Aug. 29, 2014.

The 10 Best Dividend Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

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Investors currently have a chance to pick up some of the best dividend stocks by looking at those in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The 10 dividend stocks listed below are among the best in the Dow. They all offer modest valuations and hearty yields, as well as the potential for capital appreciation based on forward earnings estimates.

Take a look...

Altria (NYSE: MO) Plus 28 More Dividend-Paying Stocks That Just Hiked Payouts

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Payout hikes for dividend-paying stocks were plentiful last week, and topping the list is Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), which raised its regular quarterly dividend for the 48th time in the last 45 years.

The tobacco giant announced Thursday it's boosting its quarterly payout 8.3%, or $0.04, to $0.52 per share.

But Altria isn't the only company that raised its payout last week.

Following are the 28 other dividend stocks that sweetened the pot during the week ending Aug. 22, 2014.

These 32 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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With few alternatives for yield-seeking investors, the appeal of stocks that pay dividends continues to grow.

In addition to yield, top dividend payers also offer benefits like the potential for rising distributions, capital appreciation prospects, and portfolio diversification.

The good news for investors is that dividend hikes continue to be plentiful. Following are the 32 dividend stocks raising payouts during the week ending Aug. 15, 2014.

Dividend Investing News: Bank of America Hikes Payout by 400%, plus 25 More Increases

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Bank of America Corp.'s (NYSE: BAC) 400% quarterly dividend boost dominated dividend investing news last week.

BofA announced Wednesday it will raise its quarterly dividend for the first time in seven years to $0.05 a share, up from $0.01, with its Sept. 26 distribution.

Fifty-two other companies sweetened their payouts last week. Here are 25 of the top dividend-paying stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Aug. 8, 2014...

Get More Dividend Income Today with These 30 New Payout Increases

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Dividends constitute an ever-growing percentage of personal income, making up 5.64% of U.S. per capita personal income in 2012.

The good news for investors looking for more dividend income is that companies have been generous with their payouts in 2014, with 696 dividend boosts reported in Q2 2014 compared to 591 hikes posted in 2013's second quarter.

Eighty companies sweetened the dividend pot last week. Following are the 30 most notable dividend-paying stocks raising payouts during the week ending July 25, 2014.

Dividend-Paying Stocks: 31 New Increases for Income-Hungry Investors

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Dividends paid by S&P 500 Index companies will climb almost as much in the next five years as they did during the last four, according to Rod Smyth at RiverFront Investment Group LLC.

Smyth estimates payouts will grow 40% through 2019, barring any "significant earnings downturn."

That's why dividend-paying stocks belong in everyone's portfolio. Following are the 31 companies raising payouts during the week ending July 18, 2014.

The (Only) Eight Mega Cap Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 3%

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With interest rates at an all-time low, high-yield dividend stocks have replaced bonds as the best option to provide a stream of income in a portfolio. What's more, they deliver the added perk of equity ownership for potential growth. But dividend yield can also be a trap - if a company's share price drops because it's not performing well, while the dividend remains the same, the percent yield will rise. That's why investing based on high-yield as the sole metric isn't always wise.

To get around that problem, investors can examine other metrics besides yield.

Here's what to look at - and a list of eight dividend payers to consider...

Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Focuses on Commodities, Small Caps, Dividends

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While commodities have been dominating our best stocks to buy lists lately, that's not the only asset hitting our radar...

Our new best stocks list includes a blue chip giant that's beating the broader market by roughly 50%, five small-cap stocks on the rise, and one generic drug-maker to buy now.

Get these, plus a full-year outlook on dividend stocks, in this roundup...

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