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Small Cap Dividend Machines

Published Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:21:32 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Small cap stocks are defined as having a market capitalization of less than $3 billion. Microcap stocks are defined as having a market capitalization less than $300 million. Some stocks are even smaller. Those with a market capitalization of less than $50 million are considered nano caps. Of course most investors are more familiar with medium, large, and mega capitalized stocks.When building a portfolio of income stocks, the smaller stocks have a place. They have a big disadvantage and that is liquidity. By liquidity, I mean the ability to sell your stake in the stock. Mutual funds have restrictions on buying the shares of these stocks and therefore, your potential buyers are limited. On the other hand, a well-selected dividend-producing stock can be cheap; it can provide reliable dividend increases and in some cases a nice capital gain.I took a look at my 2011 portfolio to see how the smaller companies performed over the past five years.2011 Small Cap stocksOut of the 52 stocks I picked for the 2011 model portfolio, 13 qualified as small or microcap. Small cap refers to stocks that have more than $300 million and less than $3 billion in market capitalization. Microcap stocks are between $50 million and $300 million.I did not try to diversify the portfolio by market capitalization. I simply analyzed the result of my using four criteria to pick stocks and then calculated their market capitalization.Comparison of Small Cap 2011 stocks with total portfolio.Two tables are presented below.... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP 30.37   19.8 1.53 2.88 10.01
ESPEY MANUFACTURING & ELECTRONICS 25.54   0.0 0.00 1.00 4.02
MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES 113.54   36.6 3.10 1.68 1.52
UTAH MEDICAL PRODUCTS 99.68   22.2 4.49 1.10 1.14

WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP - WHG
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