Bob Ciura is currently senior vice president of Sure Dividend, and has been in that role since 2016. Previously, he was an independent equity analyst for a variety of investment services, including The Motley Fool and Seeking Alpha. Mr. Ciura has over five years of experience in financial modeling and equity valuation. He has a Bachelor's degree in finance from DePaul University, and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Like it protected castles from plunderers in olden times, a moat protects a company from competitors in the business world. Companies with wide moats can offer investors more peace of mind as they are generally more stable blue-chip stocks – and one of them we like is BlackRock (BLK), writes Bob Ciura, contributing editor at Sure Dividend.
Food distributor Sysco Corp. (SYY) has a long history of steady dividends and regular dividend increases. It has paid a dividend every quarter since it went public in 1970. Though it faced severe headwinds during the pandemic, the forward outlook is also bright, notes Bob Ciura, contributing editor at Sure Dividend.
Income investors looking for high-yield stocks with growth potential should consider investing in real estate investment trusts, or REITs for short. The appeal of REITs is straightforward: REITs allow anyone the opportunity to profit from real estate properties, without actually having to own property. Realty Income (O) is one to consider, notes Bob Ciura, contributing editor at Sure Dividend.
The water business is a highly profitable one with growth opportunities, making it appealing for dividend growth investors. People always need clean water, regardless of the state of the economy. In turn, many top water stocks have regular customer bases and very consistent revenues and earnings. A.O. Smith (AOS) is a name to consider, outlines Bob Ciura, contributing editor at Sure Dividend.