Q: Hi, Pat. Could I have your opinion on the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF? If one were considering a “Dogs of the Dow” approach, would this be an alternative? Thanks.

A: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, $43.27, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 49.3 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; www.alpssectordividenddogs.com), is an ETF that applies the “Dogs of the Dow” theory on a sector-by-sector basis using the stocks in the S&P 500. The… Read More

Better networks set to fuel Verizon’s dividend

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. $51 (New York symbol VZ; Income-Growth Dividend Portfolio, Utilities sector, Shares outstanding: 4.1 billion; Market cap: $209.1 billion; Dividend yield: 4.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.verizon.com) has 116.5 million wireless users, 12.3 million phone customers and 15.4 million Internet and TV subscribers.
With the November 2017… Read More

Verizon starts to roll out 5G

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. $49 (New York symbol VZ; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector, Shares o/s: 4.1 billion; Market cap: $220.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Divd yield: 4.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.verizon.com) has begun to test its new 5G high-speed wireless service in Los Angeles and Sacramento, California.
If successful,… Read More