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WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth ETF: A Quality Dividend-And-Growth Play

Published Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:00:09 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaETF AnalysisWisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth ETF: A Quality Dividend-And-Growth PlayAug. 7, 2020 1:00 PM ET|| About: WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth ETF (DGRW), Includes: AAPL, CMCSA, DGRO, DLN, FDVV, MSFTby: Michael A. Gayed, CFAMichael A. Gayed, CFA The Lead-Lag ReportAnticipate Corrections and Volatility with Award Winning ResearchSummaryWisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth ETF is a high-quality fund that focuses on growth stocks that pay dividends.
The ETF’s price performance has beaten the Nasdaq Dividend Achievers Select Total Return Index since 2014.
I am bullish on this ETF in the long run. Long-term growth investors who are satisfied with a modest dividend yield can consider an investment.
ETFs are fundamentally a technology. They are mechanisms to achieve a certain goal, like phones. Traditional mutual funds were rotary phones. ETFs are smartphones: They do the same thing but are in a better package. - Dave Nadig, ETF.com
WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth ETF (Nasdaq: DGRW) tracks the in-house WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index, which is a weighted index comprised of dividend-paying U.S.-listed stocks that have good growth potential. It is a niche ETF that focuses on both dividend and growth. The fund's dividend yield is a modest 1.92%, but it has been paying dividends consistently since its inception. The icing on the cake is that its price performance has outperformed the Nasdaq Dividend Achievers Select Total Return Index (DVGTR).

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DGRW is ideal for investors who have a yen for growth stocks but are more interested in investing in ETFs that track growth and pay modest dividends. Or, for investors who want to invest in a basket of quality growth stocks across different sectors.
Here are the fund's internals:
DGRW's Portfolio

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As of August 4, 2020, about 38% of DGRW's funds are parked in real solid and consistent performers from... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
COMCAST 46.97   17.9 2.62 0.84 1.81
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
MICROSOFT 137.52   27.1 5.07 1.84 1.35

COMCAST - CMCSA
COMCAST - CMCSA  


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