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Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 1: The Top 50 In June 2020)

Published Mon, 15 Jun 2020 09:00:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

This article presents the top 50 holdings of 47 dividend-paying ETFs.
Apple and Microsoft top the list, and a total of four Information Technology sector stocks are in the top 10.
I include a table with key metrics of interest to dividend growth investors.
Part 2 of this article will showcase the top 7 stocks in each GICS sector.

Compiling a list of the top holdings of Dividend ETFs is insightful. It helps me to identify candidates for further analysis and possible investment.
When I compare my portfolio to the top holdings of Dividend ETFs, I first notice stocks I don't (yet) own. Perhaps I've considered them before and decided not to invest at the time, or perhaps I've never even taken a detailed look. Invariably, I ask the question: if these stocks are so popular, why don't I own them?
The compilation is interesting in another way, too. The top holdings are not distributed evenly among the 11 GICS sectors. For example, the Information Technology sector has 11 representatives in the top 50 holdings, whereas the Materials sector has none. For investors looking to build a diversified portfolio, an uneven distribution is not very helpful. That's why I'll present the top seven stocks in each GICS sector in Part 2 of this article, regardless of ranking.
In Part 3, I'll showcase high-quality stocks not covered in Part 1 and Part 2 of this article. I consider such stocks to be hidden gems. They may be of interest to contrarian investors who seek investment opportunities outside the prevailing sentiment of the time.
The issuers of ETFs provide data about the holdings of each ETF, including the percentage of assets under management allocated to each holding. I collect these data from established dividend-paying ETFs and compile a spreadsheet with tickers of the top 25 holdings in each ETF, along with the relative weight of each holding.
For this article, I analyzed 47 Dividend ETFs that invest in US equities and real estate... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
VERIZON COMM 60.43   15.8 3.83 2.46 4.04
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
CISCO SYSTEMS 49.93   19.2 2.60 1.40 2.85
INTEL 53.01   12.4 4.29 1.26 2.43
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
MICROSOFT 137.52   27.1 5.07 1.84 1.35


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