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Lanny's February Dividend Stock Watch List

Published Sat, 02 Feb 2019 15:52:15 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Dividend Stock Watch List This is not a complete revamp nor are these any new companies that I don't already have in my portfolio. Does that matter? Hell no, as my dividend portfolio is in need of dividend paying and growing companies! If they are already in my portfolio, even better. Further, trying a new format where I'll discuss a few quick metrics from our screener, in order to efficiently show why they are on my radar.
1.) AT&T (NYSE: T) - Who else has them on their list? The big telecom is still making noise, but I do feel it's been a while for me since I have looked at them. I know Bert had purchased shares a bit ago and, well, their price just isn't moving. Analysts are expecting $3.57 earnings per share and their recent earnings release looked solid. Their dividend per year of $2.04 equates to a payout ratio of 57%, somehow, which is a very solid number for them. In addition, their yield currently is approaching 6.75% (as of 1/31 close). They are a Dividend Aristocrat with a modest 2% dividend growth rate as of the recent few years.
2.) CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) - Outside of holding the dividend (and for another potential year or so), it's hard not to love CVS. I wrote about the debate between them and Walgreens (Nasdaq: WBA) here, and the battle is truly fierce. In short, they are liquid and make a TON of money, especially after this Aetna acquisition. Historically, they usually pump out a solid growth rate, but due to new debt taken on for the... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ABBVIE 64.43   23.7 2.72 4.28 6.74
AT&T 34.97   14.7 2.38 2.04 5.98
CVS CAREMARK 60.28   16.9 3.57 2.00 3.42


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