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  • shanghai_sammy shanghai_sammy Feb 23, 2014 8:57 AM Flag

    Barrons Article

    One of the stocks that will have dividends double - along with AIG and IR

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    • I just heard of a possible buyout of Dfs

    • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
      For longtime holders, Apple stock is the ultimate high-yield investment. Each share, recently $525, pays $12.20 per year in dividends, for a yield of 2.3%. But an investor who bought a decade ago, well before the iPhone launch and just as sales of iPod music players were heating up, paid less than $11 a share. That means he now collects a payout of more than 100% of his original investment each year.

      Apple (ticker: AAPL) is an extreme example of something all dividend investors should shoot for. No, don't count on spotting the next 40-fold gainer that will go from paying no dividend to rivalling ExxonMobil (XOM) for annual payouts. But there's a good chance of finding companies with 1% or 2% yields today, whose payments could grow quickly—even double—over the next five years. We recently found four promising candidates: insurer American International Group (AIG), oil-services outfit Halliburton (HAL), industrial manufacturer Ingersoll-Rand (IR), and credit-card lender Discover Financial Services (DFS).

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