Best Dividend Stocks For 2019

The airline industry was long thought of as a place where fortunes were destroyed, rather than created. However, the industry’s dynamics have shifted in recent years. Consolidation has strengthened the largest airlines, improving their cost structures and pricing power. And one major U.S airline — Southwest (NYSE:LUV) — represents a particularly attractive dividend investment opportunity today. Here’s why.

A strong competitive position

Southwest’s low fares and highly regarded customer service help to differentiate it from its rivals. Additionally, disciplined cost management and a controlled approach to expansion have allowed the company to successfully navigate through periods of industry turbulence even as many competitors have descended into bankruptcy. They’ve also helped Southwest produce robust returns on capital and free cash flow, as well as the strongest balance sheet in the industry.

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Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders sold shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) on strength during trading on Thursday. $37.99 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $66.42 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $28.43 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, PPL had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. PPL traded up $0.35 for the day and closed at $25.61

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    2) Review your goals. Are you retired and managing your portfolio for income and realize you’re loaded up with low- to no-yield growth stocks? It’s time to make some adjustments. As the second half of the year encounters choppier waters, many equity strategists have recommended reducing risk by pivoting toward more defensive stocks in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, utilities, and consumer staples. Some great names that are currently trading at attractive levels include health care giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), power producer PPL Corp (NYSE: PPL) and food giant General Mills (NYSE: GIS). Weighted equally, all three yield an average of 4.3% and trade with a forward PE of just 14.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Maple Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 5.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 143,059 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,754 shares during the quarter. Maple Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in PPL were worth $4,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 4.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 457,731 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,019 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in PPL were worth $12,949,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pembina Pipeline (TSE:PPL) (NYSE:PBA) had its target price lowered by CIBC from C$53.00 to C$51.00 in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which is down 19.2%. That is followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 16%, 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), down 15.2%, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 13.2%. Losers outnumber winners for the year to date on the Dow by a score of 19 to 11.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded up 1.51% at $235.69. The stock’s 52-week range is $185.71 to $259.77. Volume was around 1.6 million shares, about a third below the daily average of about 2.4 million. The company had no specific news Thursday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) which traded up 3.23% at $244.68. The stock’s 52-week range is $86.31 to $259.77. Volume was about 25% lower than the daily average of around 2.4 million. The company had no specific news Monday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 16%; followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 14.6%; 3M Company (NYSE: MMM), down 12.3%; and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 11.2%. The 30 Dow stocks are evenly split with year-to-date winners and losers each numbering 15.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.06.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX)

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Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    SCANA Corporation’s (NYSE:SCG) dividend yield is listed at an enticing 7%, but don’t get suckered in. This utility is dealing with a very troubling situation right now. You are better off sticking to a high-yield stock like utility peer Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) and its very generous 4.9% yield. Here’s why.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which fell about 4% to $36.79. The stocks 52-week range is $33.61 to $69.24. Volume was about 5.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which rose over 22% to $47.71. The stocks 52-week range is $37.10 to $73.81. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) started 2018 well, delivering results that came in at the high end of its forecast thanks to much colder weather than last winter. Because of that, the utility believes its full-year results will come in above the midpoint of its guidance range. The company also affirmed its dividend growth forecast even though two factors helping to power it — the SCANA (NYSE:SCG) merger and its ability to grow its master limited partnershipDominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM) — have become increasingly uncertain.

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