Published Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:32:46 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
March/April Collected Featured Challenger Dogs From 6 Sectors
Yield (dividend/price) results from April 5 verified by Yahoo Finance for thirty stocks from six of eleven Morningstar sectors revealed the actionable conclusions discussed below.
The U.S. Dividend Challengers are maintained by Dave Fish of Moneypaper's DirectInvesting.com, whose articles appear at Seeking Alpha. They are selected based on "5-9 straight years of higher dividends."
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." More precisely, these are, in fact, best called, "underdogs".
Top 30 Dividend Challengers
U.S. Dividend Challengers were selected based on "5-9 straight years of higher dividends."
Actionable Conclusion (1) Dividend Dog Metrics Sourced 10 Top Challenger Stocks By Yield
Top ten Challenger Dividend Index dogs selected 3/31/17 showing top yields 4/5/17, represented five sectors in the Morningstar eleven sector scheme: (1) consumer cyclical [1 listed]; (2) industrials [2 listed]; (3) energy [4 listed]; (4) real estate [1 listed]; (5) financial services [2 listed].
Top Challenger stock by yield, Stage Stores (SSI)  was the lone Consumer Cyclical firm listed.... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|GOLAR LNG PARTNERS LP||9.47||105.2||0.09||1.62||16.63|
|NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT||14.98||18.0||0.83||2.00||13.28|
|BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS LP||1.19||0.0||0.00||0.16||12.12|
|DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP||30.70||12.5||2.46||3.40||11.22|
|PREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES||14.60||0.0||-1.61||1.05||7.19|
|DEVELOPERS DIVERSIFIED REALTY||11.99||0.0||-1.67||0.80||6.42|
|WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL||18.07||8.8||2.05||1.00||5.56|
|ENLINK MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.||12.05||0.0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
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