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Monthly Dividend Dogs: Three Lists For August

Published Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:49:54 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

The Dividend Dogs Rule
Stocks earned the "dog" moniker by exhibiting three traits: (1) paying reliable, repeating dividends, (2) their prices fell to where (3) yield (dividend/price) grew higher than their peers. Thus, the highest yielding stocks in any collection became known as "dogs."
August MoPay Dividend Dog Data
Three buy and hold lists discussed below produced ten actionable conclusions. To draw these conclusions, August 1 closing price and estimated annual dividends were referenced. Monthly pay (MoPay) stock (1) yield and (2) upside potential lists were compared and contrasted against (3) a high yield (and higher risk) MoPay buy and hold fund, trust, and preferred list.
Monthly Pay Dividend Qualities
Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual dividend investors anxiously await announcements from a firm, fund, or brokerage to learn if their next dividend will be higher, lower, or paid at all. Monthly pay stocks, funds, trusts, and partnerships inform the holder every four and one third weeks by check and/or statement. If the entity reduces or suspends a payment, the holder can sell out of the investment immediately to cut future losses.
This advantage has been curtailed when companies suddenly cut monthly dividends to save cash. Some 2016 examples were: GORO cut dividends 80% from $.01 to $.002 per month January 6 then to $.0016 February 6; also HGT declared no cash dividends January 19 and February 19; Nasdaq suspended trading of UDF February... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
CORNERSTONE TOTAL RETURN FUND 15.91   0.0 0.00 3.43 19.95
CORNERSTONE STRATEGIC VALUE FUND 15.92   0.0 0.00 0.00 17.49
ORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL 10.08   48.0 0.21 1.68 16.62
STONE HARBOR EMERG MARKET FUND 15.81   0.0 0.00 0.00 13.71
WHEELER REIT 1.71   0.0 -0.24 0.21 12.21
GABELLI GLOBAL GOLD NAT RES & INC TRUST 5.51   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.85
CAPITALA FINANCE 14.18   24.9 0.57 1.56 10.77
PROSPECT CAPITAL 9.02   9.1 0.99 1.00 10.77
ARMOUR RESIDENTIAL REIT 22.23   0.0 -1.69 2.28 10.36
ING GLOBAL EQUITY DIVIDEND & PREMIUM OPP 7.20   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.17
STELLUS CAPITAL INVESTMENT 14.20   7.6 1.86 1.36 9.40
AMERICAN CAPITAL SENIOR FLOATING 13.30   4.4 3.05 1.16 8.62
GLADSTONE INVESTMENT 8.77   4.5 1.94 0.75 8.38
PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL 13.65   9.0 1.51 1.14 8.26
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION 5.63   112.6 0.05 0.44 8.02
JMP GROUP 6.09   46.8 0.13 0.36 5.76
FIFTH STREET SENIOR FLOATING RATE 8.68   27.1 0.32 2.28 5.36
FIFTH STREET FINANCE 4.63   0.0 -0.55 0.08 1.71

CORNERSTONE TOTAL RETURN FUND - CRF  


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