Yahoo Finance Live's Brian Sozzi breaks down the chart of the day.
There's nothing passive about passive income when it comes to boosting the bottom line in your portfolio. Brilliant is in the eye of the beholder, but it's hard to argue against long records of regular dividend increases and share-price appreciation that together create total return that bests the benchmark S&P 500. Three that do just that are Prologis (NYSE: PLD), Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW), and Crown Castle International (NYSE: CCI).
Companies with a history of increasing dividends have been shown to outperform the overall stock market