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?
Tate & Lyle PLC no longer runs the branded sugar or syrup businesses it’s famous for, but the company is still an interesting and relatively defensive option for many investors. With its shares trading at 675p Tate & Lyle’s dividend yield … [Read more...] about Why Tate & Lyle PLC isn’t on my buy list
BT is a company which is known to virtually everyone in the UK and its shares are a favourite among investors seeking low risks and reliable dividends. After all, what could be safer than a company which used to be a state-owned monopoly, and … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons why BT’s shares could be riskier than you think
Sainsbury’s has been one of the better performing Big Four supermarkets in recent years but the company still faces some enormous challenges. Chief among these challenges is the changing nature of its customers’ shopping habits. The way people … [Read more...] about Why I won’t be buying shares in Sainsbury’s anytime soon