Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, January 4, 2019

PFIZER INC., $43.00, New York symbol PFE, is one of the world’s largest makers of prescription drugs. Its top-selling brands include Lyrica (epilepsy), Celebrex (arthritis pain), Prevnar (pneumonia) and Enbrel (rheumatoid arthritis).

Starting with the March 2019 payment, Pfizer will increase its quarterly dividend by 5.9%,… Read More

Cisco prospers with acquisitions and research

CISCO SYSTEMS INC. $47 (Nasdaq symbol CSCO; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 4.5 billion; Market cap: $211.5 billion; Dividend yield: 2.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.cisco.com) makes hardware and software that links and manages computer networks.
The company paid its first quarterly dividend of $0.06… Read More

Research spending keeps these techs on top

These three tech leaders continue to hit new highs. Those gains are mainly due to high research spending, which helps them develop new products and fuel their future growth. While that spending hurts their current earnings, recent acquisitions further enhance their long-term prospects. We see… Read More