Yeah, but I bought at $32.40. And, in fact, the quarterly dividend has increased by a penny year-after-year.
For long-term income investors that don't need the cash right away, the odds are that over time you'll be able to sell for at least these current prices and maybe higher. So, for them the 5.7% yield is real and better than you'll get in the bank or CDs.
3/20/15, Value Line says:
"The main appeal here is the dividend.
Indeed, the high-quality issue, just
dropped from the Dow in favor of Apple, is
a good choice for defensive investors that
are primarily seeking income. Those looking
for outsized capital gains would probably
be better off in another name, however,
at least until we get a clearer sense of
AT&T’s Mexico strategy and the synergies
it expects to realize from the DirecTV deal.
(Note that the aforementioned acquisitions
will not be factored into our estimates until
they are completed.)"
Well, Value Line rates only T, RDSB, and TOT with their best Safety and Financial Strength ratings combined with yields over 5%. S&P gives T 4 Stars and Morningstar shows T with 3 Stars. Not perfect but not exactly a POS either.
Thanks Baldy (I am too!)--
I know that it's probably very hard to say but, do you have an idea why their operating expenses fell while sales rose?
It seems that FVRG (ForeverGreen) is profitable but CELH (Celsius) is not. Or, am I missing something?
I thought that Yates had decided to back away from the paid pump-for-hire promotions.
But, he's back at it.
He just paid the well-known pump-and-dumper Mike Casson's Association for Investor Awareness to produce a loose-with-the facts, but glowing puff piece in December, 2014.
Gee, wasn't that just before they got their old suckers to throw another $million down the drain?
In an IRA, there's not much difference between capital appreciation and income except that 9.8% in cash is more of a sure thing than hoping for 9.8% in cap gains.
In 2012, 13 and 14, RDS declared a dividend increase at the end of April/early May. We'll see what 2015 brings.
Analyst Sozzi says: "weak sales of food and household items continues to "plague" Kmart. In fact, Kmart has experienced declines in its grocery and household products for more than a year.
Kmart's woes extends beyond its food and household sales. Sozzi notes that despite 133 fewer Kmart stores in operation during the quarter, the brand still produced an operating loss of $149 million, or $97 million when adjusted for one-time expenses."