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10 Dividend Growth Stocks For August 2017

Published Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:31:03 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

As a dividend growth investor, I love David Fish's CCC list of dividend growth stocks trading on U.S exchanges. Updated every month, the CCC list contains more than 800 stocks trading with at least five consecutive years of higher dividend payments. The accompanying spreadsheet provides key statistics of the CCC stocks.
In my monthly 10 Dividend Growth Stock series, I identify 10 CCC stocks worthy of further research. To create the list, I trim the CCC list using various screens. I rank the trimmed list and assign a 7-star rating to each stock. Stocks rated 5 stars or better are worthy of further analysis.
Trimming The CCC List The latest CCC list (dated 7/31/17) contains 829 stocks. This month I used the dividend stock screener provided by Simply Safe Dividends to select "Very Safe" stocks:

The Dividend Safety Score is a metric that rates the safety of a company’s dividend payment. The score is determined by considering a stock's most important financial metrics. Dividend Safety Scores range from 0 to 100:
Source: Simply Safe Dividends
The screener produced 109 stocks, but three of those stocks do not appear in the CCC list.
Here is an analysis of the 106 candidates that do appear in the CCC list, courtesy of finbox.io:

Collectively, the 106 stocks have a fair value downside of about 6%, while they show a 7.6% 1-year return. The 106 stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 by about 29% over the last five... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL 32.35   10.8 2.99 1.52 4.85
IBM 146.54   12.2 12.03 6.00 4.08
ALTRIA GROUP 64.87   8.6 7.58 2.64 4.06
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 43.57   92.7 0.47 1.74 4.03
FLOWERS FOODS 18.82   25.1 0.75 0.68 3.59
WILLIAMS-SONOMA 50.74   14.6 3.47 1.56 3.12
CARDINAL HEALTH 65.08   16.1 4.04 1.85 2.85
CVS CAREMARK 72.63   14.5 5.01 2.00 2.75
CUMMINS 174.72   19.7 8.86 4.32 2.50
T. ROWE PRICE GROUP 94.73   16.3 5.82 2.28 2.40
MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT 78.93   19.8 3.99 1.80 2.36
KROGER 20.48   12.4 1.65 0.50 2.35
LOCKHEED MARTIN 318.27   18.6 17.12 8.00 2.28
BOEING 258.62   22.6 11.42 5.68 2.18
3M 217.75   24.8 8.77 4.70 2.16
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 94.27   23.8 3.96 2.48 2.14
HORMEL FOODS 31.51   19.4 1.62 0.68 2.13
LOWES COMPANIES 81.11   22.8 3.55 1.64 1.99
VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF 96.09   355.9 0.27 0.00 1.79
APPLE 160.47   18.2 8.80 2.52 1.61
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 203.89   23.9 8.54 3.00 1.56

BRINKER INTERNATIONAL - EAT
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