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DTD Has A Portfolio Of Quality Dividend Stocks That Should Be Able To Weather The Challenge Caused By COVID-19

Published Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:47:03 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaETF AnalysisDTD Has A Portfolio Of Quality Dividend Stocks That Should Be Able To Weather The Challenge Caused By COVID-19Aug. 5, 2020 10:47 AM ET|| About: WisdomTree Total Dividend ETF (DTD), Includes: AAPL, ABBV, JNJ, JPM, JPM.PC, JPM.PD, JPM.PG, JPM.PH, MSFT, PFE, PG, T, T.PA, TBB, TBC, VZ, XOMby: Ploutos InvestingPloutos Investing Dividend growth investing, growth at reasonable price, value, long-term horizonSummaryDTD invests in quality dividend stocks in the United States.
The fund owns a portfolio of stocks with healthy balance sheets and these stocks have consistently increased their dividends in the past.
DTD's exposure to defensive stocks is beneficial in the recessionary environment we are in today.
ETF Overview
The WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend ETF (DTD) invests in large-cap and giant-cap dividend stocks in the United States. These are quality stocks with solid balance sheets. In addition, most of its top holdings have consistently increased their dividends in the past 10 years. The fund is also defensively positioned. This is especially important since this recession can be a lengthy one. Although DTD is trading at a valuation above its historical average, given that the low rate environment will continue for a few years, we think it is safe to own DTD’s portfolio of quality dividend stocks. Investors may want to initiate a small position and incrementally add more shares.
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Fund Analysis
Stocks in DTD’s portfolio are quality dividend stocks
DTD constructs its portfolio by tracking the WisdomTree Dividend Index. Unlike many indexes that select stocks in its portfolio by looking at their past track records of dividend growth, this index selects stocks based on a dividend-weighted approach. For readers who wish to know more information, please read our previous article on DTD here. The result is a portfolio of large-cap and giant-cap dividend stocks. As can be seen from the table below, giant-cap 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
VERIZON COMM 60.43   15.8 3.83 2.46 4.04
PFIZER 37.28   17.0 2.19 1.44 3.85
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
JPMORGAN CHASE 117.91   12.0 9.79 3.60 2.74
PROCTER & GAMBLE 122.77   90.3 1.36 2.98 2.49
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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