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Investing for retirement should always be focused on certainty of returns. And while dividend stocks might not appear to be an important part of building up a retirement portfolio, they do provide a better level of certainty in returns. By collecting dividends and reinvesting them, a portfolio can rise in value over time.Source: Shutterstock And in turn, when you're retired, dividends provide cash flows which can be used to fund your life in retirement.The vast number of U.S.-listed companies pay their dividends on a quarterly basis. And beyond the borders of the nation, many companies stretch out their distributions to bi-annual or even annual payments. Their argument is that only after the company's fiscal year is wrapped up should the cash crumbs be spread out to the pesky shareholders.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut that's not how the folks residing in the C-Suites see it when it comes to their own remunerations. They prefer to pay themselves every so many weeks with bonuses and other perks throughout the year.But there is a collection of companies that don't see shareholders as a burden, but rather as the rightful owners of the company. And as such, they are paid regularly each and every month -- often with rising levels of distributions for attractive dividend yields. And these yields work to build up a retirement portfolio more quickly through reinvestment and will later provide monthly income in the retirement years to come. * 6 Stocks Ready to Bounce on a Trade Deal Moreover, the dividends paid are ample -- more than enough to cover the meager level of inflation in the U.S. economy. And that's a low bar. Because with the core Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) Index -- which measures the overall consumer spending cost changes in the U.S. economy and not just a constructed market basket like the Consumer Price Index (CPI) -- running at 1.57%, inflation is firmly at bay for now and the foreseeable future. U.S. Inflation … What Inflation?US Core PCE Source BloombergThere are varying industries that have companies paying monthly dividends. But they tend to be in businesses that are cash cow in style that provide dependable profits from which distributions can be paid. I've assembled a nice collection of companies that you can select to bump up your own portfolio's cash payouts with regular to rising monthly dividends. Main Street Comes to Wall StreetMain Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) is set up as a business development company (BDC), which is codified under U.S. tax law under the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980. This act passed by Congress and signed by then President Jimmy Carter came as the U.S. economy was in a pickle. Inflation was a problem and banks were reticent to lend to small-to-middle-market companies. They were concerned over the inflation risk of fixed lending facilities as well as the underlying credit risks in the business sector.The result is that the act extended the Investment Companies Act of 1940 which enabled non-bank companies to be formed that would be largely exempt from corporate income taxes if they made loans and equity participation investments in small-to-middle-market companies.Therefore, they would be passthrough securities with investors getting paid the majority of profits that could also come with passthrough tax deductions to shield their individual current income tax liabilities.Main Street makes loans with some additional equity participation to companies in the $10 million to $100 million revenue range. This is exactly what the U.S. market needs, as many of the traditional middle-market commercial bank lenders have largely been sidelined thanks to onerous regulatory and capital rules stemming from legislative and administrative responses to the post 2007-2008 financial mess. And while there has been a great deal of regulatory and legislative reform during 2018, many of the skilled lender talent has left traditional banks and in turn they've been found in Main Street and other non-bank lenders.Main Street gets to make loans with less regulatory and compliance costs. As a result, its efficiency ratio is a fraction of middle-market lending banks. This means that its costs are lower and profitability is much higher.Revenues are rising, with gains running at an annual basis of 13.49% on average over the past three years.Main Street (MAIN)The revenues and profitability fuel a rising dividend distribution which has been climbing by an average annual rate of 2.06 over the past three years. And with a monthly payout yielding an annual rate of 6%, Main Street is a great start to getting monthly dividend payouts. Triple Net WinnerEPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) which focuses on a very risk-controlled and efficient way to profit from real estate assets known as longer-term, triple-net leases. Triple-net leases are leases that are made to corporate tenants that are not only responsible for lease payments but also for taxes, insurance and general maintenance -- hence the term "triple."This means that EPR acquires properties that have little additional costs over their leased lifespans. Thus, less management cost as well as less risk of uncertainty over the lease term for costs of upkeep, or higher taxes or changes in insurance costs.The benefits of this means that EPR can run more efficiently in its operations with lower provisions for cost challenges for its portfolio of properties. This means more certainty in cashflows from its portfolio of properties, which in turn supports more stable revenues for dividend payouts.EPR focuses on educational properties, entertainment facilities and resort properties and facilities.The educational properties involve locations that are contracted by early educational centers, as well as charter schools and private schools. These provide stable, reliable tenants that commit to long-term leases that are likely to be renewed to attract and keep their student populations.The entertainment facilities are largely leased to movie megaplex theaters from national and international chains with ample branding. These are in major markets with plenty of demand supporting longer-term commitments for the properties.The resorts and facilities include a variety of activities that range from major ski resorts like Camelback Mountain to golf courses and resorts, including from operator, TopGolf. And EPR also owns a collection of water parks in prime locations. All of these benefit from the consumer trend of experience spending, which supports longer-term commitments from the operators of the properties and facilities.All in all, the properties of EPR have been increasing revenues significantly with average annual gains running at 18.51% for the past three years alone.EPR Properties (EPR)The triple net leases from the properties with longer-term leases continue to support significant dividend distributions. The distributions continue to rise by an average annual basis of 6.10%. and with a current yield of 5.7%, EPR is a great monthly dividend payer. The Right Retail for Monthly Dividend StocksMention retailers and many investors will think that they are doomed by the likes of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other online behemoths. But not all retail can be replaced by a website and a few clicks. In fact, one of the more pervasive companies profiting in the retail space actually benefits from the surge of online shopping. That would be FedEx (NYSE:FDX) which operates thousands of stores where you can send back many of those returns from online spending sprees of American households.Then there's another retail space that gets special attention at the start of each year but carries interest all through the seasons. Gyms are always in demand, either for those who need or want to lose weight or those that want to keep the pounds off while staying in better health. Gyms are a reliable part of the American retail space. And one of the leaders in this retail market space is LA Fitness.Then we have one of the major go-to retailers when it comes to picking up or having prescription drugs delivered. Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) is a leader among local pharmacies and is also a prime place to visit to pick up last-minute items for health, beauty, food and household goods that just can't always be fulfilled by the online space -- even by Amazon Now.And one of the other prime retail spaces that's also a defense against online vendors is the super-discounted dollar stores. These stores provide bargain buys for all kinds of consumers on a regular basis. They tend to have sticky and reliable customers, making for good retail space. And two of the leaders include Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Family Dollar (NASDAQ:DLTR).What do the five companies all have in common? They are all long-term triple-net lease customers of Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O).Realty Income Corporation (O)Realty Income is set up as a real estate investment trust (REIT) and its tenants include the above companies.Revenues are rising across the portfolio, with gains running on an average annual basis of 9.07% over the past three years alone.This supports a nice monthly dividend distribution which continues to be raised by Realty Income by an average annual rate of 4.11% over the past five years alone. And with a current dividend yield of 3.7%, it makes for a great monthly inflation-trouncing dividend payer that rounds out my collection for your retirement portfolio.Now that I've presented some of my favorite monthly dividend stocks for a retirement portfolio, perhaps you might like to see more of my market research and recommendations. For more, look at my Profitable Investing. Click here to learn more.Neil George is the editor of Profitable Investing and does not have any holdings in the securities mentioned above. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for a Noisy Market * 5 Strong Buy Biotech Stocks for the Second Half * 6 Stocks Ready to Bounce on a Trade Deal Compare Brokers The post The Best 3 Monthly Dividend Stocks for Your Retirement appeared first on InvestorPlace.
EPR Properties today announced that its Board of Trustees has declared its monthly cash dividend to common shareholders. The dividend of $0.375 per common share is payable July 15, 2019 to shareholders of record on June 28, 2019.
A $6 million option to buy the Kansas City, Kan., property gives Cedar Fair time to assess whether the water park fits its plans. But Cedar Fair does plan to move fairly quickly on a deal for two Schlitterbahn parks in Texas.
EPR Properties NYSE:EPRView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for EPR with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding EPR totaled $68.24 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
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EPR Properties today announced that its Board of Trustees has declared its monthly cash dividend to common shareholders. The dividend of $0.375 per common share is payable June 17, 2019 to shareholders of record on May 31, 2019.
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A Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated isn't hiring lifeguards, advertising or selling tickets with less than a month left before its typical Memorial Day weekend opening date, underlining speculation that it could be put up for sale. Schlitterbahn remains mum on its plans, but has largely removed reference from its website about the park in Kansas City, Kansas, where Caleb Schwab was killed in 2016 when the raft he was riding on the 17-story Verruckt slide went airborne and hit a metal pole. Verruckt — German for "crazy" — never reopened and was torn down last year.
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Thirteenth paragraph, second sentence of release should read: The Company is confirming its guidance for 2019 FFO as adjusted per diluted share of a range of $5.30 to $5.50 and confirming its 2019 investment spending guidance of a range of $600.0 million to $800.0 million .
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