J&J to Lift Dividend for 61st Year Plus 6 More Firms Raising Payouts

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Altria Lays Out a Transition to Smokeless Products. But It Begins With the Dividend.

Illustration by Elias Stein Text size Altria Group , maker of Marlboros and the largest U.S. cigarette company, has long viewed its dividend as the best way to return capital to investors. The approach is popular with its income-oriented retail base—an estimated 40% of shareholders, more than double the S&P 500 average. Altria has raised … Read more

Dividend Stocks Have New Competition: Cash

Markets Stocks Just 34 stocks in the S&P 500 have a dividend yield above that on the six-month Treasury bill

Prudential, Corning, and 8 More Companies That Raised Their Stock Dividends

Text size Prudential Financial increased its quarterly payout by 4% to $1.25 a share. Jason Alden/Bloomberg Prudential Financial, Phillips 66 , Tractor Supply , and Interpublic were among the various large companies that announced dividend increases this week. It continues to be a busy period for such moves as companies report their latest financial results. … Read more

Why Biden’s 4% buyback tax could boost stock prices and dividends

The Biden administration’s new stock buyback tax will have little impact on the overall stock market. It might even actually help it. I’m referring to the new 1% excise tax on share repurchases that went into effect on Jan. 1. This tax has set off alarm bells in some corners of Wall Street, on the … Read more

Albertsons’ $4 Billion Dividend Payout Remains Blocked

Kroger is the top U.S. supermarket operator by sales. Photo: elijah nouvelage/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Updated Dec. 10, 2022 3:16 pm ET A Washington state judge on Friday extended a temporary restraining order blocking a $4 billion dividend that Albertsons ACI -0.88% Cos. planned to pay its shareholders amid its plans to be bought by Kroger … Read more

Market pro says these dividend stocks are safe bets as recession looms

Warning signs are flashing that the global economy is headed for a recession. On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said he expects the economy to fall into a recession in the coming months, while JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warned that stubbornly high inflation could trigger a recession next year as consumer spending dries … Read more

Investors favor dividend payers and value stocks as market hits new bear low, CNBC survey shows

With the market turmoil raging on, the majority of Wall Street investors are now favoring dividend-paying stocks and value names into the end of the year, according to the new CNBC Delivering Alpha investor survey. The S & P 500 hit a new bear market low on Monday, taking out its prior low in June … Read more

5 Dividend Stocks to Beat Inflation and Rising Interest Rates

Dividend stocks are facing stiffer competition, thanks to a big spike in bond yields. A risk-free 10-Year Treasury note was recently yielding 3.7%, up from 1.63% at the start of 2021. That’s well above the S&P 500 index’s dividend yield of 1.76%, making bonds more attractive for income investors. But this isn’t the time to … Read more