Nicholas Ward

Nicholas Ward is a former Vineyard Manager and Realtor, turned self-directed investor. He has contributed freelance work to Seeking Alpha, Sure Dividend, and Investing Daily. He studied English and Studio Art at the University of Virginia and is currently the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Dividend Growth Club, a subscription service on Seeking Alpha’s Marketplace platform.

Recent Articles By The Author

Home Depot: Fully Valued After Recent Rally

Home Depot: Fully Valued After Recent Rally

The Atlanta home-improvement chain is a wonderful company to own, but with the shares trading at 21 times earnings, value investors may want to wait for a cheaper price.

Amgen's Rally Could Just Be Getting Started

Amgen's Rally Could Just Be Getting Started

Amgen shares have rallied in recent years. Dividend growth names like Amgen remain attractive in a low-yield environment. Healthcare will likely continue in the headlines.

Disney: Streaming Along at a Good Pace

Disney: Streaming Along at a Good Pace

Disney shares are hitting all-time highs, but this best-of-breed entertainment name could have plenty of blue skies ahead.

Schlumberger: Has This Oil Services Giant Fallen Too Far?

Schlumberger: Has This Oil Services Giant Fallen Too Far?

Schlumberger's deep pullback could be a good opportunity for value investors who believe in an eventual turnaround in the energy sector.

Comcast Is a Blue-Chip Name That Just Continues to Outperform

Comcast Is a Blue-Chip Name That Just Continues to Outperform

Comcast shares are up nearly 20% year-to-date -- yet the stock remains attractively valued and also offer investors a reliable dividend with strong growth prospects.

Johnson & Johnson: Follow Warren Buffett's Advice and Be Greedy

Johnson & Johnson: Follow Warren Buffett's Advice and Be Greedy

Overblown litigation concerns have scared off many investors, making now a good time to buy.

Home Depot Is a Safe Harbor From the Trade War Storm

Home Depot Is a Safe Harbor From the Trade War Storm

The home improvement retailer's recent weakness has driven valuations down below their historical averages. The stock offers a safe 2.9% dividend yield and remains relatively isolated from Chinese trade issues.

Alphabet Stock Is Just Too Cheap After Its Recent Selloff

Alphabet Stock Is Just Too Cheap After Its Recent Selloff

The tech giant remains an absolute cash cow with over $113 billion on the balance sheet and trades for a reasonable 25x forward earnings. The post-earnings selloff is overdone.

Disney's Powerful Endgame Is All About Streaming Now

Disney's Powerful Endgame Is All About Streaming Now

The entertainment giant recently reported earnings which included revenue growth but an EPS shortfall. However, the market shrugged off bottom-line issues in favor of positive sentiment surrounding streaming.

Apple's Latest Dividend Raise Highlights Its Blueprint for Success

Apple's Latest Dividend Raise Highlights Its Blueprint for Success

The tech giant's recently-announced $75 billion buyback and 5.5% hike to its dividend show its focus on shareholder returns.