Dividend Champions Smackdown XXX

Published Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:47:26 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Dividend Champions Smackdown XXX In the most recent installments of the Smackdown series, I screened the Dividend Champions (which can be found here: http://dripinvesting.org/Tools/Tools.asp ) starting with stocks' Premium (+) or Discount (-) to the Graham Number and, last month, with a combination of high yield and low payout ratio. (Note that I have separated the Champions, Contenders, and Challengers into different articles to fit more closely into the format preferred by Seeking Alpha. Champions are companies that have paid higher dividends for at least 25 straight years; Contenders have streaks of 10-24 years; Challengers have streaks of 5-9 years. I use the same Roman numeral for all three articles.) This month, I decided to screen the stocks according to what might be called "the 7% Solution." I used that minimum on several key metrics in order to highlight stocks with the most consistent dividend growth. So I screened as... Read more



Stock name                                 ISIN Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
RAVEN INDUSTRIES
US7542121089 15.44   67.1 0.23 0.00 3.38
WAL-MART STORES
US9311421039 68.25   14.9 4.57 2.00 2.98
TARGET
US87612E1064 78.74   14.7 0.00 0.00 2.87
T. ROWE PRICE GROUP
US74144T1088 74.93   16.2 4.62 2.16 2.85
MCDONALDS
US5801351017 130.58   25.1 5.20 3.56 2.75
DOVER
US2600031080 63.92   13.3 4.81 1.68 2.65
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS
US0091581068 144.57   56.7 2.55 3.44 2.40
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE
US9314271084 79.43   26.0 3.06 0.00 1.77
BECTON DICKINSON
US0758871091 164.84   44.0 3.75 2.64 1.60