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BLL is the best dividend play right now

The strength of Ball Corp (BLL) over this recent period has been good compared to the overall market and industry peers. Coupled with positive dividend growth over the last 12 months of 21.2%. This makes BLL a great dividend play with an expected current dividend yield of 0.7%, payable if you purchase the shares prior to 02/28/2019.

Ball Corporation is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries.

AMAT is the ex-dividend pick for today

Yesterday, Applied Materials (AMAT) moved up showing significant strength. Dividend yield has been strong over this most recent business cycle and also the previous five years as well. The ex-dividend date for receiving the dividend of $0.80 per share for AMAT is 02/20/2019, so this is the time to make this short-term dividend play. Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, display and related industries.

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Paul "Bulldog" Hudson, Chief Investment Officer
Darwin Investing Network