This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

5 Dividend Stocks Shoveling Cash to Shareholders in 2012


Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Another name that hiked its dividend payout substantially last week is DDR (DDR - Get Report), a $3.7 billion shopping center REIT that owns 546 shopping centers spread throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Brazil. DDR increased its dividend by 50% last Thursday, bringing its quarterly payout to 12 cents per share. That gives DDR a solid 3.58% yield right now.

Don't be fooled by the apparent real estate exposure of a REIT. It's better to think of a REIT like DDR more as an income-generation instrument than a way to get exposure to commercial real estate.

There are a couple of good reasons for that. Frst is the fact that most commercial REITs sign long-term triple-net leases with tenants. That keeps them off the hook for things such as property taxes, maintenance and insurance, leaving them to collect consistent rent payments instead.

Another critical factor is the REIT status itself. Because REITs such as DDR are obligated by law to pay out the vast majority of their incomes to shareholders (before taxes), they're truly designed to throw cash over to your portfolio. DDR's diverse property portfolio makes the firm a fairly limited risk holding, even if that comes at the expense of a higher yield.
3 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
DDR $17.23 0.58%
IR $58.53 0.03%
M $39.99 -0.97%
WSM $64.90 1.39%
WSO $128.19 0.36%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,798.49 -14.90 -0.08%
S&P 500 2,090.11 +1.24 0.06%
NASDAQ 5,127.5250 +11.3820 0.22%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs