Finding high dividend yielders with steady and growing payouts

There are times in bear markets when the better part of valor is to collect some income and get paid to wait things out. Dividend investing has paid off on a relative basis this year, outperforming the 17.3% slump in the S&P 500 on a total return basis, including reinvested dividends, through Friday. The iShares … Read more

JPMorgan, Bank of America and Citi may need to cut buybacks after stress test

The biggest American banks may have to hit the brakes on capital return to shareholders because of regulators’ annual stress test, according to Morgan Stanley analysts led by Betsy Graseck. Analyst reaction to the Federal Reserve stress test results released late Thursday focused on an unexpected increase in the stress capital buffers of banks including … Read more

Accenture, Darden Restaurants, FactSet and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Accenture (ACN) – The consulting firm’s shares fell 3.3% in the premarket after its quarterly revenue beat forecasts but earnings were impacted by the cost of its Russia exit. Accenture raised its full-year revenue forecast but cut the top end of its projected earnings range due … Read more

Winnebago, La-Z-Boy, Revlon and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Winnebago (WGO) – The recreational vehicle maker saw its stock jump 3.4% after beating top and bottom-line estimates for its latest quarter. Winnebago earned an adjusted $ 4.13 per share, compared to a consensus estimate of $ 2.96, helped by higher prices and a jump in … Read more

Stocks with strong balance sheets and attractive returns

European companies have never been richer, according to Morgan Stanley, and are ready to splash the cash – including distributing part of it to shareholders. The Wall Street bank has named a raft of stocks that have strong balance sheets and resilient cash flows and are set to return excess cash to shareholders through buybacks … Read more

Low volatility, dividend-paying global stocks beating the market

From multi-day losing streaks to overnight rallies, it has been a roller coaster ride for markets this year. For investors looking to ride out the unpredictability, CNBC PRO has screened for low-volatility stocks with income in the US and beyond, that have outperformed the beaten-down market. Stocks ended last week lower as markets weighed the … Read more

Jabil, Commercial Metals, Tesla and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Jabil (JBL) – The contract electronics manufacturer saw its stock rise 1.2% in premarket trading after beating top and bottom-line estimates for its latest quarter. Jabil earned an adjusted $ 1.72 per share, 10 cents above estimates, and said it continued to see solid demand from … Read more

The ‘dividend aristocrats’ are beating the market this year. Here’s how investors can take advantage

Struggling retailer Target announced a dividend hike Thursday, keeping its stock in an exclusive club that has proven to be a smart bet for investors this year. This marks 51 consecutive years where Target has increased its cash dividend payout, at an average of 12.65% per year, according to data from S&P Global. This streak … Read more

The stocks in this elite group, including Target, consistently hike dividend payouts and beat the market

Target boosted its dividend by 20% on Thursday, as the retailer sought to keep income investors interested in the recently struggling stock by keeping its steady track record of raising payouts. Like Target, there are other elite stocks out there that consistently and easily hike their dividends and also beat the market over the long … Read more

DocuSign, Campbell, Moderna and more

The Docusign Inc. website on a laptop computer arranged in Dobbs Ferry, New York, US, on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Tiffany Hagler-Geard | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Campbell Soup – The food company saw shares gain 2.3% after reporting a better-than-expected quarterly report. Campbell posted an … Read more