10 Undervalued Dividend Champions for 2016: Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful

Introduction

Dividend Champions/Aristocrats are the go-to dividend paying stocks for prudent investors desirous of a safe, predictable and growing stream of income on the common stock portion of their retirement portfolios. As most investors are aware, in order to be classified as a Dividend Champion/Aristocrat, a company must meet the stern test of consecutively increasing their dividend for 25 years or longer. Of all the dividend paying stocks in the universe, only a select few make these prestigious lists.

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11 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Come Into Fair Value

Introduction Recent weakness in the stock market is creating value for those with the foresight and courage to invest when opportunities present themselves.  This is important, because subsequent to the Great Recession many of the premier dividend growth stocks such as those on the Standard & Poor’s Dividend Aristocrats list have become overvalued. Many attribute Read more about 11 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Come Into Fair Value[…]

25 Dividend Champion Investment Opportunities: Something For Every Retired Investor, Part 1

Summary

  • The stock market as measured by the S&P 500 continues to hover near an all-time high.
  • It is getting harder to find reasonably valued dividend growth stocks to invest in today.
  • There are still high-quality attractive blue-chip dividend growth stocks available for current investment.
  • 25 Dividend Champion research candidates at or near fair value currently.

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Franklin Resources: Gain From Their Perspective… Advertising

For a long time running, the Franklin Resources’ (BEN) joke was that the underlying equity position of the company actually outperformed the management’s mutual fund selections. That is, an investor might have been better served to just own the company rather than one of its funds. For instance, in the period from 1995 to 2005 Read more about Franklin Resources: Gain From Their Perspective… Advertising[…]

Why Accomplished Dividend Growth Investors Can Ignore Price Volatility

Introduction For a lot of reasons, dividend growth investing is becoming more and more popular every day.  The historically low interest rate on fixed income is perhaps one important reason for this trend.  However, an equally important, and perhaps even the most important reason, might just be that investors are better informed on the dividend Read more about Why Accomplished Dividend Growth Investors Can Ignore Price Volatility[…]

The Dividend Aristocrats, Where Have All The Bargains Gone?

By now, it should be no secret to anyone that the stock market has been on a nice run of late. Moreover, this Bull Run has conjured up a lot of discussions that might lead one to believe that stocks in general are overvalued.  There are even some that want to play the bubble card Read more about The Dividend Aristocrats, Where Have All The Bargains Gone?[…]

Franklin Resources Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line Read more about Franklin Resources Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

Blue-Chip Dividend Growth Stocks Today’s Strong Option For Retirement Portfolios – Part 1

There is a confluence of factors that are painting a very odd picture of current investor behavior.  Common sense and a careful analysis of the market dynamics between equities and bonds today would indicate that investors should be acting in the exact opposite manner than they are. Interest rates are hovering at a 100-year low, Read more about Blue-Chip Dividend Growth Stocks Today’s Strong Option For Retirement Portfolios – Part 1[…]

Franklin Resources Inc: A Resurgence Of Growth Post Recession

Prior to the recession of 2008 Franklin Resources Inc (BEN) had strung together six years of exceptional growth.  During the recessionary years, earnings per share first fell by 6% and then by a staggering 42%.  However, as the economy and the stock market recovered, so did Franklin Resources’ earnings per share, and stock prices followed Read more about Franklin Resources Inc: A Resurgence Of Growth Post Recession[…]

Dividend Champions a Rare Undervalued Opportunity

We believe that based on earnings, 2012 is starting out with the stock market undervalued. We believe in the long-term ownership of great businesses purchased at sound and attractive valuations. Consequently, we view the stock market as merely the store that we shop at in order to buy the businesses we want to own. Furthermore, Read more about Dividend Champions a Rare Undervalued Opportunity[…]