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Are These Dividend Stocks Worth A Closer Look?
Published Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:09:18 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
Only stocks that met with most of the criteria listed below were included in this list. Novice investors might also be interested in looking at our suggested guidelines for spotting new plays. These are not absolute rules but suggestions to get the novice investor started. The criteria can be adjusted to suit your own specific style of trading. While there are some good plays that offer unusually high yields, one should not base one's investments on yield alone. There are many high yielding stocks whose performance for the past 3-5 years has been dismal. Net income should be trending upwards for the past three years. Cash flow per share should be rising for the past three years. EPS should be trending upwards for the past five years. Sales should be trending upwards for the past three years. In general if applicable the payout ratio should be below 100%. Current ratio... Read more