4 Eclectic Names Where I Combine Dividends With Value

I'll be the first to admit I invest in some companies that are off the beaten path. These ideas usually are driven from a value perspective, as I buy what I perceive to be cheap assets. Sometimes, these names are also dividend payers, which can act as a sweetener. At this point in my life, I tend to reinvest dividends in order to purchase more shares, but suspect that will change someday. While I tend to focus on smaller names, company size does not matter if I believe there is value.

In the microcap category, there's Farmland Partners (FPI) , the largest publicly traded farmland REIT in the U.S.; it owns 144,000 acres, or, 225 square miles, in 16 states. FPI recently completed its merger with American Farmland, which broadened FPI's geographic presence and added some higher-value land and crops to its mix. FPI currently yields 4.7%. There are questions about the value of farmland these days, with some believing it is overpriced. That's OK by me. I am happy to reinvest the dividend, acquiring more shares in the process and letting the chips fall where they may. This is a long-term play....311 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

Read the full story and get access to the Real Money Pro trading floor.

There’s no substitute for a trading floor to get great ideas, so Jim Cramer created a better one at Real Money and blogs there exclusively. We then added legendary hedge fund manager, Doug Kass, with his exclusive Daily Diary and best investing ideas. Staffed with more than 4 dozen investing pros, money managers, journalists and analysts, Real Money Pro gives you a flood of opinions, analysis and actionable trading advice found nowhere else, and allows you to interact directly with each expert.

Already a Subscriber? Please login.

Except as otherwise indicated, quotes are delayed. Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes for all exchanges. Market Data provided by Interactive Data. Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings and ratings provided by Zacks. Mutual fund data provided by Valueline. ETF data provided by Lipper. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions.

TheStreet Ratings updates stock ratings daily. However, if no rating change occurs, the data on this page does not update. The data does update after 90 days if no rating change occurs within that time period.

IDC calculates the Market Cap for the basic symbol to include common shares only. Year-to-date mutual fund returns are calculated on a monthly basis by Value Line and posted mid-month.