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S&P MidCap 400 'Safer' Dividend Dogs Led By CoreCivic, Chico's & Brinker July Gains

Published Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:38:14 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Bet Top Ten "Safer" Dividend S&P MidCap 400 Stocks to Net 8.77% to 43.69% Gains To July 2018
Six of the ten top yield "safer" Dividend S&P MidCap 400 dogs (shaded in the list above) were verified as being among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1 year target prices. Thus the dog strategy for this group as graded by analyst estimates for July proved 60% accurate.
Ten probable profit generating trades were culled by YCharts analytics for 2018:
CoreCivic (CXW) netted $436.90 based on dividends plus a median target price estimate from five analysts less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 7% more than the market as a whole.
Chico's FAS (CHS) netted $398.95, based on dividends plus a target price estimate from fifteen analysts, minus broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 33% less than the market as a whole.
Brinker International (EAT) netted $285.03 based on mean target price estimates from eighteen analysts plus dividends less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 73% less than the market as a whole.
F.N.B Corporation (FNB) netted $226.83 based on a median target estimate from ten analysts, plus dividends, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 5% less than the market as a whole.
PacWest Banc (PACW) netted $200.30 based on a... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
CORECIVIC 20.79   13.9 1.50 1.72 7.69
EPR PROPERTIES 57.63   17.2 3.36 4.32 7.32
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES 24.53   16.0 1.53 1.80 7.15
MERCURY GENERAL 45.64   17.4 2.62 2.50 5.48
NEW YORK COMM BANCORP 13.62   15.1 0.90 0.68 4.83
LAMAR ADVERTISING 66.47   20.6 3.22 3.64 4.57
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL 34.43   13.1 2.62 1.52 4.25
PACWEST BANCORP 52.14   17.9 2.92 2.00 3.72
OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL 20.03   10.4 1.92 0.78 3.67
CHICO'S FAS 10.04   15.0 0.67 0.34 3.63
UNITED BANKSHARES 35.50   22.8 1.56 1.36 3.62
DOMTAR 44.76   0.0 -3.38 1.74 3.58
FNB CORP 14.02   23.0 0.61 0.48 3.29
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS 19.27   21.0 0.92 0.50 2.53