As dividend stocks go, Prudential and Legal and General both have mixed track records. On the one hand, they operate in a sector which is relatively immune to the economic cycle (people don’t typically cancel their life insurance just because … [Read more...] about Prudential or Legal and General: Which is the best dividend growth stock?
The recent collapse in the share price of Carillion took many investors by surprise, but should it have? I don't think so. Yes, on the surface things looked fine. Carillion was a highly successful company, with a very long track record of … [Read more...] about Important lessons from the collapse of Carillion’s share price
Neil Woodford strides across the equity income landscape like a colossus, gazing down upon his competitors as they scurry about like ants in the dust. Okay, perhaps that's taking it a bit too far, but Neil Woodford is without doubt the UK's best … [Read more...] about Was Woodford right to sell Glaxo?
One argument against investing in mega-cap dividend stocks is that elephants don’t gallop, and it's true; they don’t. However, as a dividend-focused investor I’m not necessarily looking for companies that can grow at ten or twenty percent each … [Read more...] about Who is the heavyweight dividend champion?
In recent years, Diageo's dividend growth and capital gains have been outstanding. But Diageo's share price has already gained more than 200% since the financial crisis, so is it too late to jump on board? In this blog post I try to decide if … [Read more...] about Is Diageo still an attractive dividend growth stock?
KCOM Group's dividend yield is currently more than 6%. That makes it attractive, but it also puts it squarely in yield trap territory. For a high yield stock, KCOM is interesting because it's a company of two halves. The first half can trace … [Read more...] about Can KCOM Group maintain its 6% dividend or is it a yield trap?
Consistent dividend growth is something that many dividend investors look for, and dividend champions are companies that have achieved it for 25 years or more. However, it's an extremely difficult feat to achieve and as a result there are very few … [Read more...] about 5 Dividend champions with high returns on capital
Halfords has a dividend yield of 5% at its current share price of 342p. That’s an attractive yield for a somewhat defensive retailer, but in recent years its go-faster stripes (or at least its previously high growth rates) have fallen off. So … [Read more...] about Halfords PLC has a 5% dividend yield but its go-faster stripes have fallen off
As dividend-paying stocks go, Mark's & Spencer is not exactly a "hidden champion". On the contrary, it's a company that just about everyone in the UK (investor or not) is aware of. Because of its long history as the centrepiece of many UK high … [Read more...] about Marks & Spencer’s dividend yield: Is it big enough to offset the risks?
If you ask most people what the UK national grid is, they’ll probably say something about it being the electricity grid. What they'll have in mind is a network of pylons, cables, transformers and other such infrastructure which enables the … [Read more...] about National Grid PLC: The ultimate low-risk dividend stock?