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I rate most of the double-digit payouts that cross my desk as junk. You don’t see too many safe, high yields out there. But today’s company might inspire confidence, at least as far as we care about the distribution. Safe Income From This 10.7% Yielder... AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) is a master limited partnership (MLP) which distributes propane to thousands of households across the
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For most of the latter 20th century, banks generally paid depositors a higher rate of interest than bank stocks paid in dividend yields. This trend reversed soon after the turn of the century and became more pronounced after the 2008 financial crisis. Beginning in the early 2000’s, interest-rate cuts gave bank stock investors dividend yields that exceeded the rates depositors earned in interest.
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To avoid severe disappointments down the road, you should always give the target company’s balance sheet a solid run-through. The best dividend stocks will feature ample amounts of cash, which obviously supports the payout cause. Moreover, anything can happen in the markets, especially at this juncture. Having a cash moat enables firms to pay their shareholders, even when the going is rough.
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This stock is a high-yield, high-risk mortgage play. The mortgage REIT has above-average leverage stats, but a thin margin of dividend safety. Shares are no longer priced at a discount to BV. I'd prefer to wait for a drop before scooping up some shares. An investment in the stock yields 10.4 percent. AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (MITT) is a high-yield, high-risk mortgage real estate
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Looking for bargain basement deals in the high-yield space? The current yield is 15.03%, with trailing 1.09X coverage. Management has several growth projects due to kick into earnings in 2019. The market has discounted its price by 31% over the past year, but it has begun to come back - it's up 14% in the past quarter... Take a gander at these performance figures for Summit Midstream Partners
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While large-cap stocks tend to grab all of the financial headlines, we Fools believe that there are plenty of great businesses out there that quietly deliver for their shareholders. Here's why income investors should pay attention to these three dividend dynamos... Want proof? We asked a team of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a little-known income stock that they are quite fond
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Like any other investor, I have made several mistakes along the way, but they have helped me refine what I'm looking for (and avoiding) in a high-yield dividend stock. I'm still refining that process, but there are three key things I look for when picking a dividend stock for my portfolio: 1. Assets or a business model that have a decent level of clarity over the next 5-10 years. That can be
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To income investors, few things are better than a solid telecommunications stock. A company that’s trying to enter the business will also need to acquire customers. Since most people are already with a carrier, the new company will have to spend a lot of money to convince them to switch. Turning a profit in this business would be extremely difficult for potential entrants. For incumbents in the
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So here’s the situation: Management knows a lot more about their business than outside analysts, but the information they reveal may not always be accurate. Is there a way to get some insight on what they really think about their company? Well, you can always check whether they put their money where their mouth is. In other words, investors should pay attention to insider ownership. And in
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I like executives that eat their own cooking. Managers can make all the rosy projections in the world, but if they’re not willing to step up and put their money where their mouth is, it tells you what they really think. High insider ownership also aligns the interests of the CEO with us shareholders. If a manager invests his wealth elsewhere, then what incentive does he have to promote the
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