Published Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:51:13 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Estimate Top Ten 'Safer' Dividend S&P 500 Stocks Could Net 24.97% to 53.33% Gains By December, 2019
Four of the ten tops-by-yield 'safer' Dividend S&P 500 (tinted in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1 year targets. Thus, the dog strategy for this group, as graded by analyst estimates for this month, proved 40% accurate.
Projections based on estimated dividend returns from $1000 invested in each of the highest yielding stocks and their aggregate one year analyst median target prices, as reported by YCharts, created the 2018-19 data points. Note: one year target prices by lone analysts were not applied. The ten probable profit-generating trades projected to December 5, 2019 by that reckoning were:
Valero Energy Corp (VLO) netted $533.26 based on a mean target estimate from nineteen analysts, plus dividends less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 3% more than the market as a whole.
Western Digital Corp (WDC) netted $460.02 based on a median target price estimate from thirty analysts, plus projected annual dividends less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 15% more than the market as a whole.
Invesco (IVZ) netted $347.13 based on estimates from seventeen analysts plus dividends less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL||74.90||14.9||5.03||4.68||6.12|
|PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP||57.36||10.8||5.32||2.20||3.88|
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