Jim Woods
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Editor-at-Large, Money Threats

Jim Woods has covered the economy and stocks for nearly two decades. His varied experience as a financial journalist, stockbroker and money manager provides him with unique insights into the complex world of investing.

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Royal Bank of Canada Tops 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Aug. 31, 2015, 10:06 am EDT – This week, two Canadian financial institutions were among the batch of dividend stocks increasing payouts. There were also a handful of homegrown U.S. companies that moved to increase their respective dividends, including a timber giant, a communications stalwart and a big shipping firm. More 

Altria (MO) Tops 6 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Aug. 24, 2015, 10:01 am EDT – Six dividend stocks, including Altria Group (MO), managed to appease shareholders by announcing increases to their respective dividends. More 

Avnet, SCI Top 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Aug. 17, 2015, 11:03 am EDT – Avnet, SCI and several other firms are among top dividend stocks increasing payouts recently despite Chinese yuan concerns. More 

AIG, MON Top 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Aug. 10, 2015, 3:56 pm EDT – These 9 stocks are increasing their dividends in a big way, and investors worried about a Fed rate hike could do worse than to invest in these stocks. More 

Tesla (TSLA) Stock Takes a Shot From Lowered Forecast

Aug. 5, 2015, 6:16 pm EDT – Will Tesla's downward revision to overall sales numbers for the full year be the bearish catalyst that ignites a TSLA stock meltdown? More 

Reynolds American Smokes Atop 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Aug. 3, 2015, 10:00 am EDT – The latest group of eight dividend stocks increasing payouts includes companies form big tobacco, commodities, insurance ... and pizza. More 

Kellogg, Simon Property Top 14 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jul. 27, 2015, 11:12 am EDT – Recently, 14 dividend stocks increased their regular payouts, including a cereal maker, some REITs and a popular restaurant chain. More 

ConocoPhillips, Carnival Top 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jul. 20, 2015, 3:04 pm EDT – Income investors also are looking for more light, and they got just that last week with 10 big-name dividend stocks increasing payouts. Last week’s group was led by big energy, the biggest cruise ship line and a diesel engine maker. Here are 10 dividend stocks increasing payouts. More 

Walgreens Tops 6 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jul. 13, 2015, 9:17 am EDT – Financial market drama hasn't stopped companies from increasing dividends, including giant drug retailer Walgreens and five other stocks including Duke Energy and Ryder Systems. More 

Disney Leads 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jun. 29, 2015, 3:07 pm EDT – Entertainment juggernaut and Dow component Walt Disney (DIS) made a shift in its dividend payment policy, opting to begin paying its dividend semi-annually. Last week the company said it would send shareholders two semi-annual payments of 66 cents per share. The Magic Kingdom’s new dividend adds to an annual payout of $1.32 per share, a 14.8% rise over the $1.15 annual dividend Disney paid last year. The new, semi-annual dividend is payable July 29 to shareholders of record as of July 6. Disney shares go ex-dividend on July 1. Based on the new dividend, DIS has a dividend yield of 1.15%. In addition to Disney’s dividend increase, last week brought us six other high-profile dividend stocks increasing payouts. More