Dividend Stocks

When inflation rears its head, the first thing analysts do is rush to buy Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT). Source: Shutterstock Caterpillar makes big trucks, excavators, and other industrial machines. Inflation makes the things its machines move more valuable, so companies buy more those machines. Analysts recommend CAT stock. That’s how it’s supposed to work. Sure enough, just
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Some investors — usually referred to as income investors — specifically set out to buy securities that pay them even before stock price appreciation. But they’re not looking for just any dividend stocks. Income investors typically want to buy high-yielding, reliable stocks. And while the dividend yield is certainly an important consideration, investors can also
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Last year was a tale of two halves for dividend equities. Owing to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the first half of 2020 was chock full of payout cuts and suspensions by S&P 500 member firms, but dividends rebounded mightily in the second half of the year, indicating that many of the top stocks for 2021
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Investors chasing possible vaccine stocks might be puzzled by the market’s treatment of Pfizer (NASDAQ:PFE) and wondering why Pfizer stock isn’t trading higher. Source: Manuel Esteban / Shutterstock.com After all, the New York-based multinational pharmaceutical giant (and its German partner) gained prominence in the battle against the novel coronavirus with an innovative vaccine that apparently
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Restaurants, particularly those dependent on dine-in customers, were punished last year by the novel-coronavirus pandemic. And many such restaurants are still suffering due to the continuing shutdown orders in some states. Even McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) took its share of Covid-19 lumps, but MCD stock is little-changed over the past year. Source: 8th.creator / Shutterstock.com The company’s
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The market’s bull moves since March have been amazing, if not historic. Yet the high-performers have been mostly in the tech sector. Value and dividend stocks have mostly lagged. But I think this presents an opportunity. The fact is that there are many interesting high-yielding companies that have good long-term prospects. Besides, as the markets
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Dividend stocks are very appealing to investors, for good reason. Growth stocks tend to make the headlines — with the 2020 pandemic, shareholders in key areas like vaccine development and working from home technology saw triple-digit gains. In contrast, dividend stocks don’t have the same degree of frenzy. Owning shares in companies that offer regular
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In today’s near-zero interest rate environment, it’s been tough for investors looking for yield. There are many high-yielding dividend stocks to buy, but with markets at all-time highs, many of them have gotten stretched when it comes to valuation. With concerns 2020’s overvalued stock market will head lower in 2021, it may not be best
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Due to a combination of several factors, Pfizer’s (NYSE:PFE) vaccine for the novel coronavirus, by itself, may not ever move the needle a great deal for PFE stock. Source: Manuel Esteban / Shutterstock.com On the other hand, over the long-term, Pfizer’s collaboration with German vaccine developer BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX), which developed the mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine with
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