Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now

It may not feel like it compared to the string of strong years investors have enjoyed prior to 2018, but it’s been a decent year so far. At this writing on July 16, the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) has delivered total returns (including dividends paid) of 5.8%. If the market delivers similar total returns in the second half of the year, investors will enjoy a roughly average year, gaining around 10% in total returns. That’s nothing to sniff at. 

But not every S&P 500 stock has done well. As a matter of fact, the five worst-performing stocks currently on the index have lost between 29% and 45% so far this year, even after adding in dividends.

Company (Symbol) YTD Stock Price Change  YTD Total Return (Loss)

Arconic Inc. (NYSE:ARNC) (29.5%) (29.2%)
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NASDAQ:GT) (30.7%) (30%)
Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) (30.8%) (30.1%)
Dentsply Sirona Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY)) (31.6%) (31.3%)
L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB) (46.7%) (45.1%)

Price change and total return as of 2:40 p.m. EDT on July 16, 2018. YTD = year to date.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 86,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.24% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the real estate shares surged 0.56 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH), up 3 percent, and UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: 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 Joseph Griffin]

    Bank of Montreal Can bought a new position in shares of America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 22,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $143,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) Director Lisa Y. Roskens bought 5,965 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.95 per share, for a total transaction of $35,491.75. Following the purchase, the director now owns 100,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $595,410.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) and ABB Group (NYSE:ABB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Steve Symington, Travis Hoium, and Neha Chamaria]

    To that end, we asked three Motley Fool investors for their favorite growth stocks to buy this month. Read on to learn why they like Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS), and Square (NYSE:SQ).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas reduced its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,036 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 430 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Littelfuse were worth $1,149,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KAMES CAPITAL plc lessened its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 315,223 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,678 shares during the period. Littelfuse comprises approximately 1.5% of KAMES CAPITAL plc’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest position. KAMES CAPITAL plc owned about 1.26% of Littelfuse worth $62,373,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) Director John E. Major sold 1,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.86, for a total value of $355,737.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,254 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,667,188.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Keybank National Association OH increased its stake in shares of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 40.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 6,115 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 1,762 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $1,395,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) – Investment analysts at KeyCorp raised their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Nordson in a research report issued on Tuesday, August 21st. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond now anticipates that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $1.48 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.47.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keybank National Association OH cut its position in Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 0.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 820,509 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 418 shares during the quarter. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Nordson were worth $105,362,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) announced fiscal first-quarter 2019 results on Wednesday after the market closed, detailing an expected revenue decline — and a more pronounced drop in earnings — against a tough comparison to the exceptional organic growth it achieved in the same year-ago period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 10.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,868 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,612 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Nordson were worth $2,300,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AAPL, EL
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) plunged 7% after JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) slashed its price target for the automaker. JPM cut its December 2018 price target for TSLA stock from $308 to $195 per share, sighting Musk’s inconsistent statements about company funding. That would be a 36% collapse from Friday’s closing price. The news comes as Elon Musk continues to make a series of questionable Tweets about himself and his company. China is coming down on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL). According to state media reports, Tim Cook’s company has pulled about 25,000 illegal lottery applications from its application store in China. The news comes as China continues clamp down on illegal apps that sold lottery tickets or provided gambling services. Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (NYSE: EL) shares were off 0.3% after the cosmetics giant reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.61. That figure topped analysts’ expectations by $0.05. The downturn came due to the firm’s weaker-than-expected quarterly forecast and news that it will incur larger marketing costs for a number of new product initiatives. Look for earnings reports from Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) and Nordson Corp. (Nasdaq: NDSN).

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Vincent Shen: One of the theater chains that we talked about on this similar show last year is no longer in the running as a public company in terms of the stocks. First, with Cinemark (NYSE:CNK), one of the two large remaining chains, it has an offering called Movie Club. This launched last year. $8.99 per month. What you get is one 2D ticket that rolls over if it’s unused. You can build those rollover tickets if you don’t go that often. Plus, 20% off concessions, and there’s no online fees for when you buy those tickets. Then, you can get up to two additional add-on tickets for $8.99 each.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, DBX, STMP
    Shares of Dropbox Inc. (NYSE: DBX) plunged more than 10% after the company’s forward guidance fell well short of Wall Street expectations Thursday. Even though the firm topped quarterly earnings and revenue expectations, the cloud storage giant announced it would take a large write down on the value of its recent HelloSign acquisition. That will impact company margins in the year ahead, in addition to the firm’s plans to relocate offices to San Francisco, where rents are much higher. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) continues to remain in the headlines. The firm’s iPhone sales had been declining before the company decided to stop reporting unit sales beginning this year. But as Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told readers in October 2017, Apple is no longer a device company. In fact, it hasn’t been a device company for years. Its shift into services has helped boost investor confidence, and it just made a major announcement that will target firms like Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Hulu. Apple is one of our top five stocks to buy right now. For the full list, go here now. Shares of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ: STMP) plunged more than 50% in pre-market hours after the shipping products company announced it was ending its exclusive partnership with the USPS. The company also said it expected a massive downturn in profitability. The firm’s full-year guidance was set between $5.15 and $6.15. That is well below the $10.79 figure anticipated by analysts. During its earnings call last night, the firm’s CEO said that USPS would not accept the terms of its partnership proposal. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Aut

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Blair William & Co. IL raised its stake in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 6.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 31,906 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,929 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL’s holdings in Cinemark were worth $1,202,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Other services are trying different options. Cinemark Holdings (NYSE:CNK) charges $8.99 for one movie a month through its Movie Club service, but also offers 20% concession stand discounts. Sinemia is going with one movie per day for $29.95 per month, though other plans are available at different price points.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported second-quarter results on July 31st. The company is losing cellphone subscribers to lower-priced rivals, but management insists that charging higher prices for a higher-quality service is the right way to go.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported first-quarter results on Tuesday, May 2. Top-line sales rose modestly in the first quarter thanks to higher wireless subscriber counts and a healthy broadband business, but those upsides had to overcome a substantial headwind from a mass exodus of old-school wireline subscribers.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 1.18 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 7 percent, and Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn-ADR (NYSE: TLK), up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (NYSE:TLK) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

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    United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS)
    With Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) poised to conquer the retail world and every one of its competitors chasing them furiously, UPS finds itself in the same position of the merchants who sold picks and shovels to gold fevered prospectors in 1849 California. More than just dudes in brown driving brown trucks, the company is a world leader in global supply chain management solutions. From software to distribution to making sure the correct box winds up on your doorstep, UPS’s business is tech heavy with extensive capital investment in self-driving and drone delivery technology.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Just look at United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS).

    Our tool showed UPS stock rose nine out of the last 10 years between August and September. And in 2017, it jumped 3.6%. Now, that’s a decent return if you simply owned the stock.

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    Plus, if USPS were to raise rates, FedEx Corp. (FDX) and United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) would likely follow suit in a move that would impact all firms like Amazon that rely heavily on shippers, Jefferies wrote. For Amazon, about 62% of packages flow through USPS, 21% through UPS, 8% through FedEx and 9% through regional carriers.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Three of the five firms hiring the most seasonal workers have not yet revealed their hiring plans for 2018. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) hired 120,000 seasonal workers last year, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) took on 100,000, and United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) added 95,000.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re looking for a compelling oil and gas industry investment, why not start at the top? The biggest U.S. oil and gas company, ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), had been outperforming the biggest U.S. independent oil and gas exploration and production company, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), for years as the oil price downturn hurt profits.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short dropped to 12.37 million from the previous 16.01 million. Shares were trading at $71.75, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $73.76.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One of the early leaders of this industrywide pivot was U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). In late 2016, ConocoPhillips unveiled a differentiated strategy aimed at creating value by driving out costs, improving returns on investments, and returning excess cash to shareholders, which it has done through three dividend increases and a multibillion-dollar share-repurchase program. Those initiatives enabled the company to make more money in last year’s third quarter than it did when crude oil was over $100 a barrel. This formula has proven to be a smashing success as ConocoPhillips’ stock has vastly outperformed its peers in recent years. Last year, for instance, it delivered a double-digit total return despite the slump in crude prices. That success is leading more oil producers to take a page out of ConocoPhillips’ playbook.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tyco International Ltd.(Switzerland)

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    Some of the larger companies based in Mexico are dual listed in Europe. While trading in these securities is limited, there may be some movement in the European morning hours. Here are a few to watch:

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