|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||17.99 - 18.21|
|52 Week Range||16.64 - 19.76|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.55%|
When hunting for dividend stocks, you want to make sure that you are buying stocks that are actually able to afford those dividends. It sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes companies run into trouble and will keep paying a dividend when they need the cash for operations. My stock advisory newsletter, The Liberty Portfolio, only purchases stocks that have phenomenal cash flow and room to raise dividends, not cut them.
Investors looking for income with low risk tend to gravitate heavily toward bonds, but their efforts are often better spent in preferred stocks.
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