19 stocks for big dividends and buybacks

Looking for yield? Think beyond dividends. Goldman Sachs expects cash returns of 14% or more from these companies as they buy back outstanding shares.

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Apr 17, 2014 9:27AM
Since when are stock buy backs considered dividends? Most of the buy backs are being done with borrowed money because it is so cheap. True dividends are when the company gives EARNINGS back to the shareholder. How can you put a company that has NO dividend base in an article on high dividend paying stocks?
Apr 16, 2014 8:58PM
Is the jerk that wrote this for real?  I can name dozens of blue chip stocks that pay around 5% and above, not these crap dividend stocks.  Start with T, VZ, MO, etc.
Apr 17, 2014 9:50AM
With the required clicking through 21 pages (!)  needed to get through this article, it is clear that it is pretty much a worthless piece of drivel with a catchy---but misleading---title, as poorman7570 points out.  But it IS one way to put a lot of ads in front of MSN Money readers.

The column inches on each page is so small, there's no other reason the article could not have been reduced to 7 pages while still being very readable.
Apr 17, 2014 10:44AM

Most "buy backs" are made to cover options granted.

Most buy backs do not provide any benefit to stock holders.

These idiots writing these articles are very stupid, or have an agenda to get the common investor to buy or sell the stock they are writing about. 

Apr 17, 2014 11:08AM
What about MO 5.2%, PPL 4,9% not one listed close to these two.
Apr 19, 2014 9:01AM
Average CEO pay was a 23% increase last year. How well did your stock with that buyback do? Face it. Most buybacks favor the guy/gal at the top of the company ladder with all those stock options and grants in his/her compensation package. When will the retail investor get a chance to stop this fleecing? Stockholders must unite against this out of control executive compensation. Get it on the annual meeting agenda, unite, and put an end to this. Does anyone here remember the capital gains that 'used to' be paid out to shareholders, along with dividends? Capital gain payouts are virtually non-existent these days. And before anyone whines about global competition, check out foreign company CEO pay - about half of what the average US CEO makes. End those tax loopholes on foreign-made profits too. I pay my share, these so-called American companies should pay their share too. Marissa Mayer should have been booted out on the street for her $58 million expense.
Apr 17, 2014 8:22AM
We love buy backs & big dividends ! Northrop Grumman & others who make UAV's will be paying off big time now & well into the future.

But today, well we're going to have some profit taking. Now don't get all upset- You can't make money unless you SELL !! (but I plan to maintain my positions as well so...hang in there)

Emwolb, aka: Fat Cat, Akimoto, & the missing Jose bueno (and we thought brent/ Marine had issues) would have you think everything is up. Not right now-like I said, it's a mixed bag. Might as well make a few 'coins' with the volatility !

V_L: when would you like to schedule your interview for the worm digger/ fish cleaner ? There's nothing like fresh fish !
Apr 17, 2014 12:25PM
These scumbags taking over slowly but surely, that's why we cant stay in the green for long...Well, after the last 3 days you can imagine they are not happy campers...Still a long way to go, lets see what can be done this afternoon.
Apr 17, 2014 5:38PM
I would much rather own shares of companies that paid high dividends than companies that used the money to buy back shares.  The only time buying back shares makes any sense is when they are seriously undervalued.  Even then, I would rather have the cash.  I can still re-invest the dividends if I choose to do so.
Apr 16, 2014 10:15PM

Sp up 160 pts today.  What do all those idiots who thumbs down my suggestion that the recent swoon of 500 points was a hiccup and not the end of the world , ie correction or crash.

I very well could have been wrong, and we could yet see a correction or worse, but to thumbs down and or scream and shout about the end of the world when I only suggested that it might, might, be a hiccup.  And I said the same thing and was right six weeks ago when we saw a 500 pt drop. 

I will likely start trading on this pattern, the rest of you can lose money.  And rest ease in you .5 % CDs.

Apr 26, 2014 9:18PM
I wonder which business school the author graduate? Des he have any comments sense (to call buyback as DIVIDENT)? 
Apr 19, 2014 6:36AM
"SAN FRANCISCO- Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. The disclosure in a regulatory filing Wednesday may lead to more second-guessing about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to hire de Castro as her second-in-command in October 2012. Mayer dumped de Castro in January after concluding he wasn't executing on her plan for reviving Yahoo's lackluster ad growth. De Castro had been in charge of ad sales."
One more Fry Cook who won't have to get grease on his tee shirt again. He was in charge of-- "ad sales". The war can't come soon enough.
Apr 17, 2014 12:47PM
Money on the minds of the many.............leaving an "impression"....a mark upon it.
May 26, 2014 4:42AM
You can't add one year's annual dividend yield to a multi-year stock buyback yield.  In 2013 for example, Coca Cola's dividend was GREATER than it's stock buyback and it also gave some of that stock buyback to employees as stock options.  So its announced buyback represents YEARS of buybacks.  And you also have to include the amount of stock awarded as stock options that partly offsets the stock buyback.

The annual rate would have to take into account the net percent of stock decrease each year for an annual rate, of else a multiple of the dividend yield (plus accounting for probable dividend increases) plus the net stock buyback to a total yield.

Apr 19, 2014 6:39AM
The fact that ANY company has to buy-back shares and give dividends-- in an environment where fake money is printed daily and banks lend it to business platforms at nearly 0%... is a sign that the End is much Nearer than delusional investors think (if they do at all). 
Apr 17, 2014 9:59AM
Nice run yesterday afternoon, picked up some of what we lost last week...This morning manipulators came out with swords drawn, granted, the unemployment number did not help but that is not really relevant; after three good days these scumbags are desperate to sell, sell, sell....IBM also horrible this morning....Well, still early, maybe we can do something good this afternoon like the last three days.
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