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

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.

Microsoft and Its CEO Are Firing on All Cylinders

Microsoft and Its CEO Are Firing on All Cylinders

Satya Nadella is generating massive returns for shareholders and should be viewed as one of the best non-founder CEOs of all-time.

Amgen: This Beaten Down Blue Chip Is Priced To Own

Amgen: This Beaten Down Blue Chip Is Priced To Own

As the healthcare sector sells off, it's time to look for attractive value. You don't have to go any further than Amgen.

Johnson & Johnson Is a Great Company Trading at a Fair Price

Johnson & Johnson Is a Great Company Trading at a Fair Price

Drug companies continue to be scapegoats on Capitol Hill and the talcum powder issues aren't disappearing for J&J. Yet its operations and balance sheet are stellar and J&J shares trade at a discount to historical averages.

Home Depot Is Rallying After a Record Year, and It's Still a Good Buy

Home Depot Is Rallying After a Record Year, and It's Still a Good Buy

Home Depot shares are up about 16% year-to-date. However, shares trade below their long-term average multiples and a recent 32% dividend increase has bumped the company's yield up towards the 3% threshold.

Captain Marvel Is Batting Leadoff in a Record-Breaking Lineup for Disney

Captain Marvel Is Batting Leadoff in a Record-Breaking Lineup for Disney

Disney's studio segment is poised to soar to new heights in 2019. This success, combined with the company's over the top streaming efforts and cheap valuation make the stock an attractive investment option in the entertainment space.