This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
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 Ready to Give You a Raise

Ford Motor

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

Get Adobe Flash player

Even though Ford Motor (F - Get Report) isn't enjoying the kind of year shareholders are seeing at Amgen (shares of Ford are down 3% year-to-date), this Detroit car giant is still looking solid from a fundamental standpoint right now. And that could mean a hike to Ford's 5-cent quarterly dividend payout in the near-term. Here's why.

>>Buffett's "Secret" Reveals 5 Stocks to Buy

Ford has made some huge inroads at making great cars again. In the last three years, it's introduced new platforms for all of its most popular models, revisions that have been extremely popular with the public and with car reviewers. Ford's story is one where it's truly that simple: Better cars mean better sales. The firms' ability to successfully negotiate with its union is the other half of the equation; after all, sales are meaningless if the firm can't earn a profit.

While the U.S. is definitively Ford's biggest car market (followed not-so-closely by Europe), emerging markets have been looking increasingly promising lately. In particular, Ford's numbers in China show that the firm is growing at a breakneck pace in the People's Republic, which bodes well for top-line growth in the years ahead.

And a solid balance sheet -- with a return to an investment grade rating -- bodes well for a hike to Ford's 2% dividend payout in the next quarter.
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

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

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
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AET $125.51 -2.63%
AMGN $153.26 -1.12%
F $14.87 -0.80%
MAT $26.07 -1.03%
MKC $79.96 0.49%

Markets

DOW 17,730.11 -27.80 -0.16%
S&P 500 2,076.78 -0.64 -0.03%
NASDAQ 5,009.2140 -3.9090 -0.08%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs