Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) continues to face headwinds as investors and consumers see a maturing brand that is finding limited options for organic growth. After the close on Tuesday, Starbucks announced that the company was raising its target for cash returned to shareholders to $25 billion through fiscal year 2020, and that includes a 20% increase in the companys common stock dividend. Unfortunately, Starbucks also lowered its internal growth metrics and its shares were lower as a result.

The company said in its release that its leadership are taking decisive stepsto address an anticipated 1% growth in third-quarter comparable store sales. It further said that three newer major digital initiatives will contribute approximately 1% to 2% attributable to comparable sales in fiscal year 2019.

Driving the expected growth are accelerated growth plans in the U.S. and Chinese markets, expanding its Global Coffee Alliance and focusing on returns to shareholders. Unfortunately, 1% to 2% organic growth is not enough to entice investors.

Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) is off to a fast start in 2018. The pipeline and processing giant has benefited from the improvement in the oil market because drillers are completing more wells, which are flowing into its system. However, as good as the first quarter was, it’s only the beginning for investors, which management made clear on the accompanying conference call with the following points:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    The volatile price of natural gas over the past year has weighed some on this top energy stock. ONEOK Inc. (NYSE: OKE) primarily engages in natural gas transportation, storage and natural gas and NGLs gathering, processing and fractionation in the Bakken, Mid-Continent and Permian. The company recently closed the roll-up of its underlying master limited partnership, ONEOK Partners.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Pipeline giant ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) is a one-of-a-kind investment opportunity these days. Of the 500 companies in the S&P 500, it’s the only one that meets five distinct characteristics of size, financial strength, earnings growth, dividend growth, and yield. That unique combination makes it an excellent choice for investors who want both high growth and a high yield.

Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) insider Stephanie L. Schaeffer sold 34,251 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.98, for a total value of $2,396,884.98. Following the sale, the insider now owns 43,552 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,047,768.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aperio Group LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 0.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 209,611 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,732 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC owned 0.06% of Paychex worth $12,910,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royal Bank of Canada raised its holdings in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 10.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 110,946 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,434 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Cinemark were worth $4,179,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hodges Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 2.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 311,681 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,234 shares during the quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.27% of Cinemark worth $11,741,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On balance, AMC’s offer still appears to fall significantly short of MoviePass’ as a value proposition (as did an earlier competing offer from Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) last year). So long as MoviePass remains in business, I honestly can’t see many moviegoers taking AMC up on its offer.

Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BB&T Securities LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) by 72.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 214,736 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 90,063 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in Nucor were worth $13,117,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuburgh Advisers LLC lowered its stake in shares of Nucor (NYSE:NUE) by 40.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 6,464 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,320 shares during the period. Neuburgh Advisers LLC’s holdings in Nucor were worth $395,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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    AK Steel Holding (AKS) : “They’re not the lo- cost producer. That’s Nucor (NUE) and that’s the way you want to go.”

    Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) : “Let’s wait and see. I can’t bless it until I see more from them.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas decreased its position in Nucor (NYSE:NUE) by 37.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 100,602 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 60,213 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Nucor were worth $6,146,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) was last seen trading up 1.8% at $62.67, but this was a $68 stock as recently as June 18. It is a top steel player and was supposed to be one of the would-be Trump steel tariff winners. Its 52-week range is $51.67 to $70.48, and the consensus target price is $77.70.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Nucor
    This top steel company could do very well if the economy sees a continued pickup this year and the administration’s infrastructure push comes to the forefront. Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) is one of North America’s largest steel producers with almost 27 million tons of finished steel capacity at 23 mini mills throughout the United States. The company’s downstream steel products business includes rebar fabrication, steel joists and decks, cold finished bars, fasteners, building systems and wire mesh. Nucor also has 5 million tons of scrap processing capacity.

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