I want my MTV -- and a bit more cash, please.
Media conglomerate Viacom
That said, Viacom is far from a dividend king. The new yield is more generous than what you'd get from industry rival Walt Disney
And both companies prefer buying back stock rather than juicing dividends anyhow. Fellow Fool Morgan Housel argues that most CEOs are terrible investors and would be better off paying generous dividends than making ill-timed stock purchases. Maybe you should look at investments leaning more heavily toward hefty dividend disbursements instead.
Staying in the entertainment sector, World Wrestling Entertainment
Moving further out of Hollywood, regional telecom and cable service provider Frontier Communications
Or you can go whole hog and park your income-generating assets in a pure dividend machine like Annaly Capital Management
Viacom might become a dividend dynamo in due time but still has a lot to prove before fitting that bill. Analysts were actually hoping for a much larger boost this time. Learn more about securing your future with rock-solid dividend stocks in this free report, including nine new investment ideas. But hurry up and get your copy now, because the report won't be free forever.
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