Do you invest in dividend growth stocks? If you don’t, you ought to consider doing so. These dividend stocks to buy could be your ticket to a better retirement.
Many dividend investors get caught up focusing on yield when the growth is what’s truly important. By utilizing the power of compound interest, investors can achieve higher returns by merely owning the stocks of companies who regularly hike their dividends.
A Canadian finance site, Hardbacon, provides an excellent example why investing in dividend growth stocks is a sound idea:
“If you invest in a stock which pays $1 in dividends a year and costs $25, it means it yields 4% at the time you buy it (dividend yield on cost),” wrote Sam Kovacs. “If the company increases its dividend 10 cents every year, in 10 years those same stocks which you bought for $25 will be paying out $2 in dividends, an outstanding 8% yield on cost.”
That’s the power of income-growth stocks. Here are seven dividend stocks to buy that are worth owning. If that’s not enough to get your mouth salivating, each has hiked its dividends in 2017 by 20% or more!
Hot Canadian Stocks For 2019: Express Scripts Holding Company(ESRX)
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Analysts are expecting Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to have earned $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion in the latest quarter. Discovery Communications shares rose 0.17 percent to $29.08 in after-hours trading.
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Larry Robbins and his Glenview Capital Management LLC said he is supportive of health insurance titan Cigna Corp.’s (CI) acquisition of Express Scripts Holdings Co. (ESRX) , the country’s largest benefits management group, in a deal announced in March worth $67 billion.
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These are the top 5 holdings of Jeff UbbenTwenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) – 53,326,334 shares, 18.41% of the total portfolio. Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) – 5,877,400 shares, 15.07% of the total portfolio. CBRE Group Inc (CBG) – 24,916,923 shares, 10.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 13.72%KKR & Co LP (KKR) – 47,750,000 shares, 10.18% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.82%Morgan Stanley (MS) – 17,959,620 shares,
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The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX) which traded down 11% at $59.98. The stocks 52-week range is $57.80 to $80.02. Volume was 35.4 million versus the daily average of 4.4 million shares.
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Express Scripts Holding (Nasdaq: ESRX) has already stated publicly that it would be open to an acquisition. The company is the largest PBM in the United States, with more than 1.4 billion adjusted claims processed annually as well as a strong home delivery pharmaceuticals service.
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Both CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) sank 5% while Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX), one of the primary providers of pharmacy benefits, dropped 9.7% in response to the disruptive impact the announced partnership could have on the industry. Altogether, the healthcare sector lost a combined $30 billion in market share in the first two hours of trading today.
Hot Canadian Stocks For 2019: YRC Worldwide Inc.(YRCW)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
Hot Canadian Stocks For 2019: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)
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These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…
Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%
As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.