2 Stocks Paying Over 8% with 137%-Plus Earnings Growth

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The market consistently rewards faster earnings growth in stocks, even with more income-oriented names. Higher profits can lead to higher future dividends, which in turn helps investors build wealth, even as inflation is rising.

I’ve found two companies with hefty dividends that more than doubled earnings per share in the latest quarter. However, chasing the highest growth from one quarter to the next doesn’t always pay, if those profits aren’t passed down to investors as dividends on a consistent basis.

Earnings Growth Could Stem Tide of Dividend Cuts

Ellington Financial LLC (EFC) is a specialty finance company with over $7 billion in assets that invests in everything from mortgage backed securities, to collateralized loan obligations and distressed corporate debt.… Read more

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Whenever a pundit says they’re going to show you some high-yield dividend picks, we all know what’s coming. Telecoms like Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T). Maybe a utility or two, like Southern Company (SO). Sure, they’re big, they’re safe … but even when they’re down, they’re still wildly crowded trades.

So let’s explore five dividend stocks with bulletproof yields up to 9.3%. Their payouts are high because their stock prices are low – thanks to these firms’ undercover status.

I love “hidden” dividends so much that I’ve dedicated one of my premium services – Hidden Yields – to them.…
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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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