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Gazprom Neft reports record dividend yield

Gazprom Neft reports record dividend yield

Business
June 11 (UPI) -- Coming off a record-setting year in terms of income, Russian oil company Gazprom Neft's chairman said shareholders are now reaping the rewards. The board of directors at Russia's third-largest oil producer approved a payout of $ 1.15 billion in dividends, or about $ 0.24 per share, 40 percent higher than last year. Gazprom Neft recorded a net profit of $ 4 billion last year. "Gazprom Neft's record dividend yield is underpinned by the company's strong financial results," Alexander Dyukov, the company's board chairman, said in a statement during the weekend. "In 2017, Gazprom Neft achieved the highest net profit in its history, with adjusted EBITDA up by more than 20 percent." Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization are used to compare profitability ...
World's biggest miner BHP's half-year profit jumps 25 percent, boosts dividend

World's biggest miner BHP's half-year profit jumps 25 percent, boosts dividend

Finance
The world's biggest miner BHP Billiton reported a 25 percent rise in underlying half-year profit on Tuesday, helped by robust metals prices, and said its focus remains on cutting debt and boosting shareholder returns.BHP said its plan to sell its onshore U.S. shale assets, which it has in its books at $ 14 billion, was progressing to plan with initial bids expected in the June quarter.It also brushed off calls by activist investor Elliott Advisors to change its structure, with listings in both Britain and Australia, saying that the costs and risks of collapsing the dual listed structure outweigh potential benefits.Underlying profit for the half year ended Dec. 31 rose to $ 4.05 billion from $ 3.24 billion a year ago, below a forecast of $ 4.30 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S....
3 Dividend Stocks With Better Yields Than Johnson & Johnson

3 Dividend Stocks With Better Yields Than Johnson & Johnson

Finance
Shares of medical products veteran Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) come with a household name, decades of proven success, and a 2.4% dividend yield. The stock is popular among income investors, and for good reason. But there are many alternatives on the market with even richer yields and equally unassailable business models.We asked a few of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share dividend ideas that could offer better yields than Johnson & Johnson for the long haul. Read on to see why our panelists would prefer to put Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) , Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) , or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) in their dividend portfolios right now.With income stocks like these, it's easy to relax. Image source: Getty Imag...
Here's the Best Dividend Stock in Big Pharma

Here's the Best Dividend Stock in Big Pharma

Finance
Dividends make a huge impact on your overall investing returns. They can also provide solid income during your retirement years. Historically, big pharma stocks have been a great place for investors to turn to for high yields and reliable income.But which big pharma stock is the best dividend stock of all? I looked at all of the largest drugmakers in the world, examining their dividend yields and their ability to keep the dividends flowing at current or higher levels. After reviewing all of them, my conclusion is that the best dividend stock in big pharma is (drum roll, please) AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) . Here's why AbbVie beat out all the others.Image source: Getty Images.Look at the forest, not the treesAbbVie doesn't have the highest dividend yield among big pharma st...