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Searching For Big Juicy Dividends In The USA.

Published Mon, 06 Aug 2018 07:48:11 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

As my regular readers will know I am a fan of growing dividends (VIG) and also big dividends (VYM). My dividend stock portfolio approach is split between the dividend growth model and that higher yield or big juicy dividend factor. My Canadian companies are more high yield by way of my Canadian Wide Moat 7, whereas for my US holdings I skim the Dividend Achievers Index. Here's an article on that adventure with Buying Dividend Growth Stocks Without Looking.
For ease and simple diversification investors may go the ETF or Exchange-Traded Fund route. Two of the more popular funds in the higher yield area are the previously mentioned Vanguard VYM fund and the Schwab (SCHD). One of the most-read dividend focused authors on Seeking Alpha, David Van Knapp, has selected SCHD as his dividend fund of choice as the fund is closest to the criteria that he would use when selecting individual stocks. Of course we all have to practice that same discipline; knowing our goals and then matching the investments to those goals. Here is a very nice evaluation where David compares SCHD to (SPHD).
Both VYM and SCHD slant toward the higher yield; toward those big juicy dividends. That said, some investors might not consider the 3.2% yield of VYM and the 3.0% yield of SCHD to be all that juicy. But that is the environment that we live in today when we ask for a dividend growth history and a more generous yield. SCHD tracks the Nasdaq 100 US Dividend Index. That index demands companies have at... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
FORD MOTOR 8.64   5.6 1.55 0.60 7.04
ALTRIA GROUP 53.92   9.6 5.62 3.20 5.93
IBM 120.89   19.4 6.22 6.28 5.26
SOUTHERN COMPANY 47.55   19.7 2.41 2.40 5.05
SCHLUMBERGER 41.02   0.0 -0.48 2.00 4.85
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM 64.44   12.6 5.11 3.12 4.69
DOMINION RESOURCES 76.05   15.2 5.01 3.34 4.38
GENERAL MOTORS 35.11   73.2 0.48 1.52 4.38
VALERO ENERGY 73.46   7.0 10.48 3.20 4.37
QUALCOMM 57.72   0.0 -3.32 2.48 4.33
EXXON MOBIL 76.02   14.0 5.44 3.28 4.29
VERIZON COMM 58.85   7.5 7.86 2.41 4.18
DUKE ENERGY 90.90   22.2 4.10 3.71 4.09
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 103.58   16.6 6.26 3.64 3.46
ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND 95.13   0.0 0.00 3.24 3.40
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 95.84   20.5 4.67 3.08 3.26
VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF 82.49   0.0 0.00 0.00 3.26
EMERSON ELECTRIC 60.73   17.6 3.46 1.96 3.15
PEPSICO 115.82   33.4 3.47 3.71 3.15
LOCKHEED MARTIN 292.15   26.7 10.96 8.80 3.08
PROCTER & GAMBLE 96.49   25.3 3.82 2.87 3.05
PFIZER 45.99   11.6 3.95 1.36 2.94
3M 199.81   26.7 7.48 5.44 2.74
CVS CAREMARK 74.50   24.5 3.04 2.00 2.73
SPDR S&P DIVIDEND ETF 94.44   0.0 0.00 2.40 2.55
INTEL 48.29   15.0 3.21 1.20 2.53
HOME DEPOT 173.87   19.0 9.16 4.12 2.39
WAL-MART STORES 92.96   53.4 1.74 2.08 2.22
UNION PACIFIC 145.84   9.7 15.06 3.20 2.16
ADP 138.20   35.4 3.90 3.16 1.97
VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF 104.15   0.0 0.00 0.00 1.92