Consumer staples are a great source of dividends. The companies tend to be stable, consistent earners that provide essential services to customers. That leads to fairly solid demand and strong returns on equity, particularly for players with strong market positions. [Read more…]
Western Union is dividend growth stock that I’ve been looking at for a while. An established player in the international remittances market, with a wide moat, it should be an ongoing dividend powerhouse. But the financials indicate a deeper problem. Is there growth for Western Union? [Read more…]
The credit card processors, Visa and MasterCard, have been my core holdings of mine for years (more so MasterCard). I am a big fan of their business models. Can they also be good dividend growth stocks? [Read more…]
Quality Systems (QSII) is one of those stocks that you rarely come across as a dividend growth investor. A technology company, paying out a dividend and still experiencing good growth. And not just a small dividend. At its current price of $17.50, QSII is trading on a 4% dividend yield. 2012 has been a rough year for the stock. I’m going to set out my investment thesis for why QSII could be quality worth considering. [Read more…]
Johnson and Johnson has in the past been a favorite dividend growth stock of mine and a stock I used to hold. However my opinion on the stock has changed and it’s not a favorite of mine anymore. In fact, I think it may be a dividend growth star on the decline. Let me explain why.