Published Mon, 11 Feb 2019 04:32:22 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
In my article "The Best Dividend Stocks: What To Look For?" I explained what I look for in dividend stocks. It's a combination of earnings growth, modest payout ratio and high dividend growth. I also look for stocks that are not in a declining business.
The biggest companies often underperform versus the market. In my previous article, I showed that companies that are in the second quintile of payout ratio (with an average of 41%) outperform versus the other quintiles.
In my last article, I highlighted TJX (TJX) as a very qualitative dividend grower with a long dividend history (just a few years away of Dividend Aristocrat status) and high dividend growth. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), on the other hand, has a much shorter dividend history, but nevertheless, I think it is one of the best dividend stocks available for long-term investors.
Skyworks may not be on the radar of most traditional dividend investors because of several factors. Probably the most common one is that it only started paying a dividend in May 2014, which means it doesn't even have a dividend streak of five years.
The other factor that spooks a lot of dividend investors, in my opinion, is the fact that Skyworks is in one of the most volatile sectors: semiconductors. The prices of stocks in that sector often make huge swings up or down, depending on the moment in the cycle of continuing overdemand and overproduction.
A third reason why Skyworks may be off the radar for most dividend... Read more
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