5 Dividend Stocks That Want To Pay You More In 2014
Factoring in dividends to this year's return numbers, the S&P's gains sit at 6.96% so far, a 20% boost vs. the plain price gains alone. So, yes, dividends clearly matter for your total returns this year. But to find the biggest gains, it's not…
So instead of chasing yield, we'll try to step in front of the next round of stock payout hikes.
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For our purposes, that "crystal ball" is composed of a few factors: namely a solid balance sheet, low payout ratio and a history of dividend hikes. While those items don't guarantee dividend announcements in the next month or three, they do dramatically increase the odds that management will hike their cash payouts to shareholders.
Without further ado, here's a look at five stocks that could be about to increase their dividend payments in the next quarter.