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Aug 18, 2021
Dividend Growth Idea Home Depot Remains Rock-Solid
Image Shown: Shares of Home Depot Inc have moved significantly higher year-to-date and are up approximately 21% through the end of normal trading hours on August 17. On August 17, Home Depot reported second quarter earnings for fiscal 2021 (period ended August 1, 2021) that beat both consensus top- and bottom-line estimates. Comparable sales were up 4.5% year-over-year last fiscal quarter though shares of HD slid lower during the trading session that day as investors were expecting even stronger performance. Shares of HD are up roughly 21% year-to-date as of the end of the normal trading session on August 17 (that includes the impact of the ~4% drop in shares of HD after its earnings report), and in our view, investors were locking in some profits. We liked what we saw in Home Depot’s latest earnings report and includes shares of HD as an idea in the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio.
Jul 8, 2021
Still Bullish -- Stocks for the Long Run!
Image shown: The 10-year Treasury rate has fallen quite a bit since March of this year, suggesting that inflation expectations have come down in recent months. Image source: CNBC. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq continue to hover near all-time highs, and all appears well. We maintain our bullish take on the markets and believe that we are in the early innings of a long bull market that started following the washout March 2020 during the depths of the COVID-19 meltdown. Stock bull markets tend to average about 4.4 years in duration, with the last one enduring ~11 years, while bear markets are very abrupt, lasting only 11.3 months on average, the last one a very short 1.1 months, according to data from First Trust. We’re about 15 months into this new stock bull market, and we continue to believe increased equity exposure may better serve investors of all types going forward, through both the best of times and the worst of times.
May 20, 2021
Dividend Growth Opportunity Home Depot Posts a Solid Earnings Report
Image Source: Home Depot Inc – First Quarter of Fiscal 2021 Earnings Press Release. New home construction activity along with do-it-yourself (‘DIY’) and do-it-for-me (‘DIFM’) activities remains robust in the US, which is great news for Home Depot. On May 18, Home Depot reported first quarter fiscal 2021 earnings (period ended May 2, 2021) that beat both consensus top- and bottom-line estimates. Home Depot’s GAAP revenues rose 33% year-over-year and its GAAP operating income grew 76% year-over-year as the home improvement and construction retailer reported strong demand from both its professional and retail customer base. We're huge fans of Home Depot and include the company as an idea in the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio. Shares of HD yield ~2.1% as of this writing.
Jan 22, 2021
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week January 22
Let's take a look at companies that raised/lowered their dividend this week.
Dec 25, 2020
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week December 25
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Mar 20, 2020
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week Ending March 20
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Apr 3, 2019
Risks Remain Prevalent For Mortgage REITs
Image shown: Mortgage REITs have held up better than master limited partnerships (MLPs) since mid-2015, but they haven't exactly done well. For income investors, they may be the lesser of the two pain areas, but we're still not really excited about them.The mortgage REIT space remains inherently risky as it is sensitive to difficult to predict mortgage markets, and many in the group employ significant leverage to augment net interest margins. We prefer more diversified plays on income, and while we dig deep into mREITs in this piece, we think caution is still very much in order.

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