Adding LTC Properties

LTC pays a monthly dividend at the rate of $0.19 per share, with the next ex-dividend date on March 22. Company director James Pieczynski purchased 1,000 shares last Friday at $45.05 per share.

Adding Huntsman Corp.

With free cash flow per share over the past 12 months of $2.70 annual dividends of $0.65 are amply covered and have room to rise. The next ex-dividend date is March 12.

Forbes Dividend Investor – February 7 Weekly Review

The Forbes Dividend Investor portfolio gained an average of 1.91% for the week. Our best weekly performers were hotel REIT Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT +6.17%), Air Products and Chemicals (APD +4.70%), master limited partnership Phillips 66 Partners, L.P. (PSXP +4.52%), and RPT Realty (RPT +3.44%).

Forbes Dividend Investor – January 24 Weekly Review

Utilities were strong as interest rates tumbled. American Electric Power (AEP +3.65%) was a bullish bright spot this week, and so was Air Products and Chemicals (APD +2.93), which beat earnings estimates with its quarterly report on Friday. No stocks violated 10% trailing stop loss levels.

Forbes Dividend Investor – January 17 Weekly Review

The Forbes Dividend Investor model portfolio gained an average of 2.55% for the week, with the biggest advance coming from Mercer International (MERC +11.91%). Also posting above-average performance were Tapestry (TPR +5.32%), Newell Brands (NWL +5.30%), and American Electric Power (AEP +4.47%).

Forbes Dividend Investor – December 27 Weekly Review

Last week’s new addition, Ethan Allen Interiors (ETH +1.94%) was the best performer, followed by Mercer International (MERC +1.75%), and Starwood Property Trust (STWD +1.31%). The biggest loser was Meredith Corp. (MDP -5.00%), which remained above a 10% trailing stop despite the steep decline.