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12 Dividend Growth Stocks That Meet My 'Magic Formula For Dividend Growth Investors'

Published Sun, 05 Feb 2017 05:23:13 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Investing Thesis
When investing for dividend growth there are several key attributes that I consider crucial for long-term success. My definition of long-term success is first and foremost to generate a steadily-rising dividend income stream, and secondarily, the opportunity to generate a reasonable level of capital appreciation. With this article I will present 12 dividend growth stocks that currently meet my "dividend growth magic formula for success."
The dividend growth magic formula: quality+ value+ above-average dividend yield+ future growth = long-term success. In truth, there is no such thing as a magic formula for investment success. However, the above characteristics, when available, will be as close to a magic formula for dividend growth investing as you could ever expect. However, after such a long and extended bull market, finding stocks that fit every criterion in the above formula has become extremely difficult - to say the least. Unfortunately, finding quality stocks at fair valuation is the biggest challenge facing investors today.
The "magic formula" presented above has been the foundation of my personal investing approach over my entire career spanning almost five decades. However, it is vitally important to realize that there are many nuances and gradations associated with each of the above formulas' components. Therefore, the above formula is more conceptual than it is exact. Next I will take a deeper look at the finer points of... Read more