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10 Dividend Growth Stocks For August 2018

Published Fri, 24 Aug 2018 07:58:58 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

The CCC list is a wonderful source for dividend growth investors. It contains more than 800 stocks trading on U.S. exchanges with at least 5 consecutive years of increased dividend payments. The accompanying spreadsheet provides fundamental data.
With my monthly 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series, I identify 10 stocks worthy of further research. To create the list, I trim the CCC list to a manageable number of stocks, rank the trimmed list, and assign a 7-star rating to each stock. In my view, stocks rated 5 stars or better are worthy of further analysis.
Trimming the CCC List The latest CCC list (dated 7/31/18) contains 894 stocks.
This month I used the new screener available at Simply Safe Dividends to look for very safe stocks with positive free cash flow in each of the last 10 years. Additionally, I screened for stocks with low or very low betas and stocks that have paid a dividend for at least 20 years.
Here's a snapshot of the screener:

I added stocks produced by the screener (that also appear in the CCC list) to the dividend growth stocks in my DivGro portfolio. In all, there were 76 candidates.
Here is an analysis of these candidates, courtesy of finbox.io:

Collectively, the 76 stocks have a fair value downside of about 3%, but they show a strong one-year return of about 15%. Furthermore, the stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 by about 46% over the last five years.
The Ranking Process I ranked all the stocks using data... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
CVS CAREMARK 60.28   16.9 3.57 2.00 3.42
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 150.22   20.2 7.45 4.28 2.73
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 122.82   22.4 5.47 3.08 2.55
LOWES COMPANIES 93.92   32.2 2.92 2.20 2.35
HORMEL FOODS 41.45   22.6 1.83 0.84 2.06
COMCAST 43.18   16.5 2.62 0.84 1.98
TJX 51.39   21.0 2.44 0.92 1.79
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 245.69   18.4 13.32 4.32 1.78
STARBUCKS 96.52   34.2 2.82 1.44 1.52
ROSS STORES 103.18   24.0 4.30 1.02 1.00

CVS CAREMARK - CVS
CVS CAREMARK - CVS  


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