Of the 57 Dividend Aristocrats in the S&P 500 Index currently, today’s article singles out three for recommendation, “as they have the lowest level of dividend risk and high expected returns over the next five years.” For these three dividend stocks “offer[ing] the combination of a market-beating dividend yield, low stock valuation, and strong earnings growth potential” – including a recent addition to the S&P Dividend Aristocrats and a company whose high yield makes it unique among Dividend Aristocrats – CLICK HERE.
Some of the best buys can be “fresh-faced” Dividend Aristocrats. As the author of today’s article notes, the three newest Aristocrats have delivered total returns up to 87%. He proceeds to highlight four “almost-Aristocrats” (each just a year to two away from achieving 25 years of dividend increases), two of which he believes possess similar potential to the aforementioned three, and two of which he believes should be avoided. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to dividend stocks, the author of today’s article observes that too many investors fixate on a company’s past record of payouts, rather than focusing on a company’s prospects to continue increasing its payout well into the future. He proceeds to highlight five dividend aristocrats that he believes have years – and even decades – of dividend growth ahead, noting “We’re better off focusing on companies that are generating sales and profit growth organically. From there, we choose the firms that are financially fit enough to dish an increasing amount of their profits back to their shareholders every year.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights four companies that, in the next 14 months, will join the ranks of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats – “companies in the index that have hiked their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. It boils down to performance: in the last decade, this vaunted group has returned an average of 10.3% a year (including dividends), compared to just 6.3% for the S&P 500 as a whole. It’s also a list that doesn’t change much.” So are the four soon-to-be members worth investing in? For the author’s assessment of each and his ranking of them from worst to first, CLICK HERE.