5 Set-and-Forget Dividend Stocks

JNJ stock, VZ stock lead pack of stalwarts delivering solid Q4 earnings results

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BlackRock185Investment management firm BlackRock (BLK) isn’t the kind of company that comes to mind when you contemplate a list of set-and-forget dividend stocks, but BLK stock should be. The company recently delivered big Q4 profits that rose 22%.

The world’s biggest asset manager reported an adjusted profit of $4.92 per share, well above the $4.33 per share Wall Street anticipated. On the revenue front, BlackRock saw a 9.4% year-over-year rise to $2.8 billion. Those gains came via an increase in management advisory fees, as well as performance fees.

For dividend stock investors, BLK stock also got an increase in its quarterly dividend to $1.93, which translates into a 15% hike in the BLK stock payout. Current yield on BLK stock is 2.4%, and while that’s at the low end of a set-and-forget dividend paying stock, there’s nothing low-end about the capital appreciation potential.

Over the past 12 months, BLK stock is up more than 36% — a substantive gain that has definitely made shareholders in this dividend stock smile. And, with the latest dividend hike by BLK stock, this financial belongs in a well-heeled, set-and-forget portfolio.

As of this writing, Jim Woods was long JNJ.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2014/01/5-set-forget-dividend-stocks-giving-investors-another-quarter-smile/.

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