The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend growth stocks for long-term investors.
That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend stocks that offer juicy yields.
Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified the 10 best dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.
These companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm’s most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future.
Let’s take a look at 10 of the safest dividend growth stocks in the market. These companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks.
Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
Meanwhile, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) rose $0.73 throughout the 2016, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) fell $1.69 and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM) dropped $0.93.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
StarBulk Carriers (SBLK) and Safe Bulkers (SB) have more than tripled during the past 12 months, while Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) has more than doubled. So it must be time for an upgrade right?
Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Alon USA Energy, Inc.(ALJ)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Monday, energy shares dipped by 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA), down 18 percent, and Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ), down 8 percent.
- [By Manikandan Raman]
Additionally, Cheng also downgraded Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) to Equal Weight from Overweight, while upgrading Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ) to Equal Weight from Underweight.
- [By Tom Dorsey]
Over a several day period, I submitted questions and Mr. Eisman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Alon USA Energy Inc. (ALJ) and the parent company of Alon USA Partners LP Inc. (ALDW) responded. He provided some key insights to some challenges the company faces, where the company is going, and the opportunities available in the future. This insight should provide investors with additional information to understand the value of the company and the opportunity as an investor in the company.
Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)
- [By Monica Gerson]
ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.
Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $156.10 million.
- [By Monica Gerson]
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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)
- [By Michael A. Robinson]
On Feb. 16, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) snagged a massive $1.43 billion contract to design and build the LPD 29, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.
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Huntington Ingalls (HII) : “I want you to take some profits.”
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) : “I like Glaxo. I think they’re doing a fantastic job.”
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased its holdings in Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) by 17.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,606 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 987 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc’s holdings in Huntington Ingalls Industries were worth $1,187,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Money Morning News Team]
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) is a major U.S. shipbuilding company that is involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of both nuclear and non-nuclear vessels on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. It also refuels, overhauls, and deactivates nuclear-powered ships.
Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.(HPP)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Friday.
Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE: PLOW) – $0.2350 dividend, 2.9183 percent yield
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) – $0.4500 dividend, 2.6758 percent yield
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) – $0.0900 dividend, 1.7078 percent yield
Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) – $0.3200 dividend, 3.0851 percent yield
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) – $0.6800 dividend, 4.1756 percent yield
Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE: HPP) – $0.2000 dividend, 2.36