This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
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
TheStreet Open House

5 Stocks That Want to Pay You More This Quarter

Stocks in this article: DDDQCOMWLPGS

Dominion Resources

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

Get Adobe Flash player

Energy firm Dominion Resources (D) is involved in everything from power generation (it owns 27 gigawatts of generation capacity), gas transportation and storage (through 11,000 miles of pipeline and 950 billion cubic feet of storage capacity), and power transmission (with another 6,300 miles of power lines in its portfolio). The firm is also the local power or gas utility for 5.8 million regulated and unregulated customers in 17 states.

The fact that Dominion has a hand in a disparate group of energy commodities in its business is a good thing for investors -- it means that operations aren't overly impacted by unfavorable market prices in electricity, or in natural gas. Better still, because Dominion's business is integrated (from generation or gathering to distribution) in many of the areas that it operates in, the firm is able to mitigate the impact of market prices.

Typically, utilities and dividends go hand in hand. While Dominion's hefty non-regulated exposure makes it a less conventional income option, the firm still generates enough free cash to easily support a nearly 4% yield right now, and bigger payouts going forward. Expect a boost to the firm's 52.75-cent quarterly cash payout in the next quarter.

5 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link 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

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, 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
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,805.41 +127.51 0.76%
S&P 500 1,964.58 +13.76 0.71%
NASDAQ 4,483.7150 +30.9230 0.69%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs