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5 Dividend Aristocrats To Buy And 5 Dividend Aristocrats To Avoid

Published Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend Quick Picks5 Dividend Aristocrats To Buy And 5 Dividend Aristocrats To AvoidSep. 26, 2020 9:00 AM ET|| Includes: CL, EMR, JNJ, KO, LOW, MCD, NOBL, O, T, TGT, WMTby: Jonathan WeberJonathan Weber Cash Flow KingdomThe Investment Community where "Cash Flow is King"SummaryDividend Aristocrats can be a source of growing income and have outperformed during downturns.
Not all of them are necessarily attractively valued at the same time, however.
Taking a closer look at each individual stock could lead to higher returns compared to just buying the ETF.
Dividend Aristocrats have historically performed well, especially during times when equity markets were choppy, where they easily outperformed the broad market indices. At the same time, however, not all of the Dividend Aristocrats always are a good buy. Right now, some of these stable, reliable dividend payers look attractively priced, but we also want to note that some companies in this group seem to be trading well above the historic valuation norm. We will showcase five companies from each of these groups in this article.
Dividend Aristocrats Have A History Of Performing Well
Most investors will already know about the concept of the so-called Dividend Aristocrats, a group of S&P 500 members that have managed to grow their dividends for 25 years in a row. These companies have, on average, not only delivered reliable income growth in the past, but they have also generated market-beating total returns. In general, this makes the group worthy of closer research not only for income-oriented investors, but also for those seeking share price gains, or a combination of both.
The historic outperformance of the group has been especially pronounced during times when broad equity markets were struggling, such as during the Great Recession, or the bursting of the dot.com bubble:
Source: Ploutos' article
Dividend Aristocrats, in general, thus seem to be an opportune... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
EMERSON ELECTRIC 64.71   18.4 3.52 1.96 3.02
COCA-COLA 55.11   33.6 1.64 1.60 2.94
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
TARGET 108.94   18.0 6.04 2.64 2.43
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 72.29   27.5 2.63 1.72 2.38
MCDONALDS 212.15   27.9 7.61 4.64 2.21
LOWES COMPANIES 113.88   35.6 3.20 2.20 1.91
WAL-MART STORES 116.92   26.3 4.44 2.12 1.83

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