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3 Funds from First Trust Declare Monthly Dividends Accompanied by 8.5%-Plus Yields

Ned Piplovic | March 23, 2017
By: Ned Piplovic First Trust Advisors L.P. declared dividends for more than a dozen of funds it manages on March 20, 2017, but this article will focus on the three top-performing funds that pay a monthly dividend and yield at least 8.5%. In addition to the attractive dividend yields, share prices of these funds increased between 5.7% and 19.6% over…

2 Companies Boost Dividends Again and Offer 4.5%-Plus Yields

Ned Piplovic | March 23, 2017
By: Ned Piplovic Two companies, with ex-dividend dates on March 29, 2017, are extending their multi-year records of rising annual dividends and offering attractive yields of 4.5% and 5.5%, respectively. Additionally, one of the equities rewarded its shareholders with a 25% share price increase over the last year. Since some investors speculate that the financial sector is overbought and due…

2 Dividend All-Stars Offer 13 Years of Rising Payouts

Ned Piplovic | March 17, 2017
Dividendinvestor.com confers its proprietary Allstars™ designation on securities that show sustained dividend growth over an extended period of time. Both of these securities meet that criteria and are designated as three-star Dividend Allstars™. The ex-dividend dates on these two securities are still a few weeks away, leaving enough time to allow interested investors to examine the fundamentals of these companies…
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3 Health Care Stocks Raise Annual Dividend Payouts Again

Ned Piplovic | March 10, 2017
By: Ned Piplovic Three companies in the health care sector are extending their multi-year record of increasing annual dividend payouts and offer dividend yields that are three times higher than the industry’s average. With a combined average dividend yield of around 2.5%, yields of these three stocks are triple the current health care sector average of 0.85%. Additionally, these investments…
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3 Equities Hike Quarterly Dividends 5%-Plus and Offer 3%-Plus Yields

Ned Piplovic | March 7, 2017
Two utilities and a real estate investment trust (REIT) that currently yield around 3.5% boosted quarterly dividends at least 5% to continue their respective records of raising annual payouts. Over the last two weeks, these three equities declared their dividends and announced quarterly distribution hikes of 5.0%, 5.7% and 5.9% over the previous period. While the ex-dividend date for all…
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