Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 304

Congrats to the Top Picks 2017 There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the stock market of 2017. Following the 2016 elections, the markets shot up, with very little down days. The latest estimates of 2017 gains (including dividends) are: Dow Jones Industrial Average (30.199%), 500...
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Caterpillar (CAT)

This machine manufacturer’s dividend is more than twice that of the average S&P 500 company. While the industry continues to be under pressure, the stock is up since the January recommendation, and pays a current dividend yield of 4.06%, paid quarterly. Caterpillar (CAT) From Adviser At...
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McDonald’s (MCD)

This global fast-food restaurant beat estimates by eight cents last quarter, and nine analysts have increased their earnings forecasts in the past 30 days. The shares have a current dividend yield of 2.79%, paid quarterly. McDonald’s (MCD) From Heartland Adviser Let’s spring right into the weather...
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Caterpillar (CAT)

This heavy equipment company is a buy for the dividend which currently yields 4.53%, and is paid quarterly. Caterpillar (CAT) From Heartland Adviser For those looking for income, what would you prefer, a ten year treasury paying 2.2% or an ultra-safe stock like Caterpillar (CAT) pays...
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Apple (AAPL)

This global tech company beat estimates by eight cents in its latest quarter. During the fourth quarter, both Pacific Crest and Maxim Group upgraded their ratings on the stock to ‘Overweight’ and ‘Buy’, respectively. Apple (AAPL) From Heartland Adviser When it comes to Apple (AAPL), is...
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Deere & Company (DE)

This global equipment manufacturer beat earnings by $0.33 last quarter, and 14 analysts have increased their forecasts in the past 30 days. The company has a current dividend yield of 3.03%, paid quarterly. Deere & Company (DE) From Heartland Adviser Deere & Company (DE) analysts have again...
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Reliance Steel (RS)

This steel maker beat analysts’ estimates by 14 cents last quarter and eight analysts have increased their 2016 earnings forecasts in the past 30 days. The shares have a current dividend yield of 2.95%, paid quarterly. Reliance Steel (RS) From Heartland Adviser Our newest recommendation, Reliance (RS),...
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Heartland Adviser

Russ Kaplan Investment, Inc. produces a monthly newsletter called the Heartland Advisor. Each month, Mr. Kaplan discusses the various trends he observes in the Stock Market. Additionally, he provides the monthly activity regarding the company’s Model Portfolio. In each issue, he highlights any additions...
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