There are several reasons to seek out high-cash-flow stocks. In the simplest terms, companies that generate strong cash flow can pay – and increase – dividends, develop new products and buy back shares among other things. Free cash flow is the cash a company has left over even after paying for things such as capital expenditures and dividend payments. In other words, the company is “free” to use this cash for whatever they need to use it for.
But like many other things, it’s important to put free cash flow in context. Some companies generate free cash flow because they have stopped growing. While that may be okay for income-oriented investors, most dividend investors want to maximize their total return. The seven stocks on this list are high cash flow stocks that are also profitable stock investments.
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