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Coronavirus Roundtable - Adjusting Dividend Growth Investing For 2020 (Video Transcript)

Published Wed, 13 May 2020 09:00:11 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

The Dividend Guy joins us to talk about how his focus on dividend growth is adjusting for the current market.
He talks about stories where his thesis is challenged by the COVID-19 environment and the changes he's made as a result.
He also discusses what's behind his approach, and which companies he likes for this specific period, even with an eye on the long term.
Editors' Note: This is the transcript of the video we posted Monday. Please note that due to time and audio constraints, transcription may not be perfect. We encourage you to listen to the video as well as a combined podcast featuring two other interviews along with this one, embedded below, if you need any clarification. We hope you enjoy.
Daniel Shvartsman: I am Daniel Shvartsman, Director of the Seeking Alpha Marketplace. We're doing another coronavirus inspired roundtable. Today, I'm speaking to Mike Heroux who is the author – he writes as The Dividend Guy on Seeking Alpha, author of Dividend Growth Rocks, a service focused on stocks doubling their payouts within 10 years.
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iTunes/Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Seeking Alpha The conversation with Mike runs from 56:15-1:21:15 on the above podcast.
So, Mike, how are you doing?
Mike Heroux, a.k.a. The Dividend Guy:Hey, thank you, Dave. Daniel, I'm doing fine, actually. I'm working from home, so not much difference.
DS: It is the joys of being used to this sort of environment.
TDG: Yes, definitely.
DS: So, I wanted to just start with your philosophy, because I think we – a lot of our readers on Seeking Alpha did their investing in dividend growth, investing is very popular, but I still think it's worth sort of setting the table as far as your investing philosophy centers on companies that are raising their dividends as, you know, doubling their payout within 10 years is what... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 78.79   11.9 6.61 3.16 4.00
PEPSICO 137.29   15.2 9.02 3.82 2.81
HASBRO 119.64   48.8 2.45 2.72 2.33
VF CORP 90.35   31.6 2.86 1.72 1.91
OPEN TEXT 41.25   38.9 1.06 0.70 1.71
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
MICROSOFT 137.52   27.1 5.07 1.84 1.35
WALT DISNEY 137.50   17.3 7.93 1.76 1.30


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