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Dividend Aristocrat Consumer Defensive Sector Yield Is Tops Of 64 For March

Published Wed, 04 Mar 2020 21:14:43 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

"S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats measure the performance S&P 500 companies that have increased dividends every year for the last 25 consecutive years." - US SPIndices.
The 64 Aristocrats of March 2020 represented ten of eleven Morningstar sectors (no Technology). Broker target top-ten net gains ranged 19.47-40.37% topped by Chevron and Exxon Mobil 3/2/20.
By yield, Exxon now tops all Aristocrats. Top ten Yields from Walgreens Boots Alliance, 3M Co., Leggett & Platt, Franklin Resources, Amcor, People's United Financial, AbbVie, Chevron, AT&T, and Exxon averaged 4.84%.
Aristocrats top ten by broker target price upsides, Federal Realty Investment Trust, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Caterpillar, Emerson Electric, Leggett & Platt, Archer-Daniels Midland, V.F. Corp., Nucor Corp., Exxon Mobil, and Chevron averaged 24.21% in estimated upside. One bottom-dweller showed -1.2%.
$5k invested March 2 in the five top-yield lowest priced Aristocrats showed 26.6% less net gain than from $5k invested in the top ten. Big, higher-priced equities held their lead in this list of 64 S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats.
Foreword
As supplement to this article, please note that Kiplinger has published an online slideshow detailing all 64 S&P Dividend Aristocrats and calling out the seven new members for 2020. The article is entitled 64 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On in 2020. You will find it written here by Dan Burrows, a contributing editor.
Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Expect 19.47% To 40.38% Aristocrat Net Gains To March 2021
Five of the ten top Aristocrats by yield were verified as being among these top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. (They are tinted gray in the chart below.) Thus, this yield-based March forecast for Aristocrats graded by brokers was 50% accurate.
Projections based on estimated dividend returns from $1000 invested in each of the highest-yielding stocks and... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ABBVIE 70.83   26.0 2.72 4.28 6.28
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
EXXON MOBIL 71.98   17.3 4.15 3.48 4.83
PEOPLE'S UNITED FINANCIAL 16.06   12.3 1.31 0.71 4.52
CHEVRON 121.42   15.7 7.72 4.76 3.91
LEGGETT PLATT 42.18   19.6 2.15 1.60 3.82
FRANKLIN RESOURCES 29.79   11.0 2.70 1.04 3.66
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND 41.45   17.8 2.33 1.40 3.47
3M 170.58   20.6 8.28 5.76 3.41
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE 55.56   10.9 5.10 1.83 3.22
CATERPILLAR 131.75   12.3 10.74 4.12 3.16
NUCOR 53.69   7.6 7.09 1.60 3.04
EMERSON ELECTRIC 64.71   18.4 3.52 1.96 3.02
VF CORP 90.35   31.6 2.86 1.72 1.91

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