Dividend-News

Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks


Top Dividend Growth Stocks By Sector

Published Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:16:39 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Last Saturday, I published the September edition of my 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series. The top-ranked stock this month is Comcast (CMCSA), one of five Consumer Discretionary sector stocks in the 10 top-ranked stocks.
I rank a selection of the CCC stocks every month and present 10 stocks worthy of consideration. This month I ranked 240 CCC stocks, significantly more than I usually do. The ranking process is quite involved, as I manually collect data from several sources. Prior to this month's ranking of 240 CCC stocks, I've limited the number to about 50 stocks at a time.
One advantage of ranking so many stocks is that I can review the top-ranked stocks by sector. Dividend growth investors should find these sector-based lists informative, especially for purposes of diversification.
Recap of Ranking Process Details on the composition of the 240 CCC stocks can be found in the linked article above. In essence, the list contains quality dividend growth stocks with established track records of paying and regularly increasing dividends.
Overwhelmingly, the stocks are dividend growth stocks with at least 10 consecutive years of dividend increases and have market caps of at least $1 billion. Most of the stocks have current yields of at least 1%, although I gave a free pass to a few dividend growth stocks in my DivGro portfolio that yield less than 1%.
Collectively, the 240 stocks have returned 17.4% over the last year and have outperformed the S&P 500 by... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
LAZARD 36.99   9.1 4.05 0.00 10.24
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 36.07   25.8 1.40 0.00 7.24
AT&T 30.63   10.7 2.87 0.00 6.70
ALTRIA GROUP 48.99   13.3 3.68 0.00 6.57
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 21.54   49.0 0.44 0.00 6.44
WP CAREY & CO 75.19   27.8 2.70 0.00 5.48
ONEOK 68.58   30.8 2.23 0.00 5.08
VENTAS 64.73   57.3 1.13 0.00 4.86
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM 67.63   12.6 5.39 0.00 4.64
DOMINION RESOURCES 73.54   19.7 3.73 0.00 4.56
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES 87.48   7.3 11.97 0.00 4.56
IBM 138.70   14.6 9.51 0.00 4.55
VERIZON COMM 55.44   14.7 3.77 0.00 4.37
VALERO ENERGY 84.79   11.6 7.30 0.00 4.27
EXXON MOBIL 78.23   16.0 4.88 0.00 4.22
CHEVRON 119.31   15.4 7.74 0.00 3.99
REALTY INCOME 69.92   58.8 1.19 0.00 3.86
PUBLIC STORAGE 207.91   28.0 7.42 0.00 3.85
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES 52.26   31.3 1.67 0.00 3.80
CONSOLIDATED EDISON 78.87   15.8 4.98 0.00 3.77
DIGITAL REALTY 116.41   95.4 1.22 0.00 3.51
TARGET 73.30   12.2 6.01 0.00 3.51
CARDINAL HEALTH 56.79   0.0 -0.08 0.00 3.43
PFIZER 42.60   22.9 1.86 0.00 3.40
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER 80.08   20.5 3.90 0.00 3.38
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND 41.85   13.1 3.20 0.00 3.33
PHILLIPS 66 96.75   8.1 11.91 0.00 3.33
JM SMUCKER 104.01   8.8 11.79 0.00 3.29
FRANKLIN RESOURCES 32.33   10.7 3.03 0.00 3.20
OMNICOM GROUP 74.97   12.9 5.83 0.00 3.20
PEPSICO 115.93   13.2 8.80 3.71 3.20
WISCONSIN ENERGY 74.91   22.4 3.35 0.00 3.17
MDU RESOURCES GROUP 26.35   19.0 1.39 0.00 3.09
AMGEN 186.97   14.8 12.60 5.80 3.08
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST 135.33   42.6 3.18 0.00 3.01
PAYCHEX 75.13   28.1 2.67 2.24 2.96
CUMMINS 153.66   11.6 13.19 0.00 2.93
PROCTER & GAMBLE 99.99   24.3 4.11 0.00 2.91
CVS CAREMARK 69.88   23.0 3.04 0.00 2.88
EVERSOURCE ENERGY 70.40   21.5 3.27 0.00 2.88
T. ROWE PRICE GROUP 97.40   13.4 7.25 2.80 2.87
LOCKHEED MARTIN 305.18   17.3 17.60 0.00 2.86
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 107.28   19.2 5.60 3.08 2.86
XCEL ENERGY 53.79   21.8 2.47 1.52 2.84
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 143.25   18.8 7.60 0.00 2.77
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL 131.96   9.3 14.20 0.00 2.75
NUCOR 59.89   8.1 7.43 0.00 2.69
CISCO SYSTEMS 49.65   17.9 2.77 1.32 2.67
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 135.69   24.2 5.61 0.00 2.64
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS 175.11   22.9 7.66 0.00 2.53
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS 88.05   16.6 5.29 0.00 2.41
NEXTERA ENERGY 185.37   13.3 13.95 0.00 2.41
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE 74.43   13.7 5.44 1.76 2.40
TRAVELERS 129.10   13.9 9.28 0.00 2.39
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES 128.11   30.9 4.14 0.00 2.21
AFLAC 48.99   13.0 3.76 0.00 2.19
CHUBB 133.76   15.8 8.46 0.00 2.19
EVERCORE PARTNERS 91.84   11.0 8.37 0.00 2.18
MEDTRONIC 92.33   56.0 1.65 0.00 2.17
ATMOS ENERGY 97.30   24.5 3.97 0.00 2.16
HOME DEPOT 192.33   21.0 9.16 0.00 2.14
GENERAL DYNAMICS 174.78   15.6 11.19 0.00 2.12
ADP 150.31   36.5 4.12 3.16 2.11
WAL-MART STORES 102.20   58.7 1.74 0.00 2.08
BANK OF AMERICA 29.13   11.2 2.61 0.00 2.06
COMCAST 37.55   14.9 2.52 0.76 2.01
PRAXAIR 165.49   34.5 4.80 3.30 2.00
BOEING 416.26   23.3 17.88 0.00 1.97
UGI 53.54   22.6 2.37 0.00 1.95
HORMEL FOODS 43.30   23.2 1.87 0.00 1.94
KROGER 29.55   6.8 4.34 0.00 1.90
AMERICAN TOWER 177.60   66.8 2.66 0.00 1.89
RAYTHEON 184.62   18.2 10.15 0.00 1.88
UNION PACIFIC 171.33   21.6 7.93 0.00 1.88
AMERISOURCEBERGEN 86.85   15.9 5.45 0.00 1.85
LOWES COMPANIES 105.06   23.4 4.50 0.00 1.84
ACCENTURE 159.48   24.5 6.51 0.00 1.83
PPG INDUSTRIES 108.73   19.6 5.54 0.00 1.76
TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS 36.59   10.2 3.57 0.00 1.76
APPLE 170.93   14.1 12.16 2.92 1.71
AO SMITH 51.99   20.2 2.58 0.00 1.70
MICROSOFT 108.17   25.1 4.31 1.84 1.70
NORTHROP GRUMMAN 287.35   17.2 16.74 0.00 1.67
ALBEMARLE 83.13   26.3 3.16 0.00 1.65
WALT DISNEY 113.51   15.5 7.31 0.00 1.56
TJX 50.48   20.6 2.44 0.00 1.55
ORACLE 52.02   51.0 1.02 0.00 1.47
FEDEX 180.25   9.8 18.35 0.00 1.45
CHURCH & DWIGHT 64.96   28.6 2.27 0.00 1.41
SILGAN 28.57   14.2 2.01 0.40 1.40
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 270.41   22.2 12.19 0.00 1.33
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL 77.03   6.0 12.82 0.00 1.24
ECOLAB 167.31   30.7 5.45 0.00 1.13
STRYKER 186.11   19.9 9.34 0.00 1.11
NIKE 84.57   64.6 1.31 0.00 1.03
ROSS STORES 93.67   22.0 4.25 0.90 0.96
NVIDIA 156.64   23.6 6.63 0.64 0.41

LAZARD - LAZ
LAZARD - LAZ  


Older articles featuring Lazard (LAZ):
The Best Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Today
January 2019 Dividend Income Report, A Trade And +14% Divvy Increase
Lazard Declares Dividends of $0.94 Per Share
The Best Dividend Stocks To Buy In February
The 10 Best Dividend Stocks To Cash In On Strong Job Growth
My Oh My, These Dividend Stocks Are Very Strong Buys
3 Dividend Stocks Bouncing Back In 2019
Despite The Market Rally These Dividend Stocks Are Strong Buys
The Best Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Today
The Best Undervalued Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019

More