BP's Debt Reduction Strengthens Dividend Profile as Business Transition Begins
Faced with low oil prices, a stretched balance sheet, and growing pressure to invest more in low-carbon energy, BP in August 2020...
Jul 2, 2021
British American Tobacco's Long-term Dividend Safety Clouded by Unceasing Declines in Cigarette Sales
British American Tobacco, or BAT, is one of the world's largest tobacco companies with a broad international reach. The company...
Jun 24, 2021
Simon's Outlook Stabilizes as Mall Retailers Enjoy Sales Revival
Simon's Empire Mall in South Dakota – the largest mall in the state – has seen its retailers' sales exceed their 2019 pre-pandemic...
Jun 18, 2021
Southern's Dividend Looks Secure Despite Potential Construction Delay at Nuclear Plant
Southern Company's two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia may face more delays and require $2 billion of additional costs,...
Jun 10, 2021
Merck's Dividend Remains Secure Following Completion of Spinoff
Last week Merck completed the spinoff of its women's health, biosimilars, and off-patent drugs businesses into the newly formed...
Jun 7, 2021
NHI Reduces Dividend to Provide Operators with More Assistance
National Health Investors (NHI) on June 3 cut its dividend by 18%. This was in line with the expectation we shared in May that NHI may...
Jun 7, 2021
J&J's Dividend Remains Safe Despite Top Court's Refusal to Hear Baby Powder Appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Johnson & Johnson's request to appeal a 2018 ruling in Missouri that its talc-based baby...
Jun 2, 2021
Exxon's Dividend Policy Unlikely to Change in the Near Term After Activist Wins Board Seats
At Exxon's annual meeting Wednesday, shareholders elected at least two of the four board directors (votes are still being counted)...
May 28, 2021
Top 20 High Dividend Stocks
High dividend stocks are popular holdings in retirement portfolios. Learn about the 20 best high yield stocks for dividend income.
May 26, 2021
Welltower Sees Senior Housing Occupancy Rise for First Time Since 2019
April 2021 marked the first monthly occupancy gain in Welltower's senior housing operating (SHO) portfolio since prior to the...
May 21, 2021