During the industrial revolution (18th and 19th century) marketing concept was developed. It is the philosophy of analyzing customers’ needs and make decision to fulfill those needs without any competition. This was a period of change and adaptation. Today most of the individuals have adopted this concept. In 1776, Adam Smith wrote the line in his book ‘Nations’,” The needs of producers should be considered only with regard to meeting the needs of consumers.” In October 2007, American Marketing Association describes marketing as: “Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.”
To understand marketing philosophy, it is necessary to review others philosophies, their historical time frame and then predominant once. Once you understand about the marketing strategy then you can keep yourself updated in the investment field. If you want to become a successful dividend investor follow few objectives i.e. take stock dividends as a privilege, not a right, beware of chasing high yields, be focused on cash, not earnings, concern about diversification because it still matters, selectivity is cardinal.
Today I am sharing ten best companies related to finance which usually pay out dividends:
1. Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend (NYSE: AOD): – Alpine is an asset manager based on purchase, NY. It is specializing in real estate securities, tax income investing. AOD dividend payouts are usually declared every month. Its earnings, determined by the board of directors, to a class of shareholders. The dividend rate is $ 0.32 and dividend yield is 16.30%.
2. Cornerstone Progressive Return (NYSE AMEX: CFP): – This is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. Its main investment objective is to provide a long-term total return. CFP dividend payouts are gradually declared every month. The dividend rate is $ 1.02 and dividend yield is 18.90%.
3. DNP Select Income Fund Inc. (NYSE: DNP):- It is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. In January 1987, this company offered its common stock publicly. The Fund’s primary investment objectives are current income and long-term growth of income second one is capital appreciation. DNP has outstanding RP, APS and bank loan to leverage the common stockholders’ investment. Its dividend is payout January to December. The dividend rate is $ 0.78 and dividend yield is 7.70%.
4. Pimco Municipal Income Fund II (NYSE: PMX): – PIMCO Municipal Income Fund II is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in investment-grade municipal bonds that pay interest that is exempt from federal and California income tax. The dividend rate is $ 0.84 and dividend yield is 6.60%.
5. Realty Income Corp. (O): – Realty Income has a 44 year track record. This is a publicly traded as a real estate company. This company payout dividend monthly to the shareholders. The dividend rate is $ 2.17 % and dividend yield is 4.20%.
6. Sabine Royalty Trust (SBR) : – This company receives Sabine Corporation’s royalty and mineral interests, production payments, non-participatory interest, in certain producing and proved undeveloped oil and gas properties located in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas (the Royalty Properties). The current trustee of the Trust is Bank of America, N.A. SBR dividend payouts is used to be in January, February, Mars, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. The dividend rate is $ 3.62 % and dividend yield is 7.40%.
7. Reaves Utility Income Fund (UTG): – This is a closed-end fund. This company does not continuously issue shares for sale as open-end mutual funds do. Now days these funds trades in the secondary market. Investors wishing to buy or sell shares need to place orders through an intermediary or broker. The share price is based on the market value. Their objective is fundamental and may not be changed without the vote of the Fund’s shareholders. The dividend rate is $ 1.58 % and dividend yield is 5.90%.
8. Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX): – This is a pilot global medical technology company which develops manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. BDX dividend payouts are used to be in January, March, June, and September. The dividend rate is $ 1.98 % and dividend yield is 2.10%.
9. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): – This is leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion. This company operates in more than 60 countries with 240,000 employees. JPM dividend payouts are used to be in January, April, July, and October. The dividend rate is $ 1.20 % and dividend yield is 2.50%
10. Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT): – KFT is the world’s second largest food company. Its annual revenues of $54.4 billion. KFT dividend payouts are used to be in January, April, July, and October. The dividend rate is $ 1.16 % and dividend yield is 2.70%.
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