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5 Resilient Low-Risk Dividend Aristocrats For A Volatile Fall

Published Sat, 10 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend Quick Picks5 Resilient Low-Risk Dividend Aristocrats For A Volatile FallOct. 10, 2020 9:00 AM ET|| Includes: BDX, ESS, GD, JNJ, KMBby: Jonathan WeberJonathan Weber Cash Flow KingdomThe Investment Community where "Cash Flow is King"SummaryThere are several catalysts that could make the coming weeks and months quite volatile.
During a potential equity market downturn, Dividend Aristocrats would likely outperform, as they did in past downturns.
We list 5 stocks that could be opportune choices for such an environment.
Article Thesis
The coming months could be rather volatile, due to a range of reasons. For those that want to prepare their portfolios for a time of possibly higher volatility in equity markets, moving some funds to resilient, lower-risk, low-beta Dividend Aristocrats may be an opportune strategy. We will take a closer look at 5 stocks that fit this description well.

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The Coming Months Could Become Quite Volatile
Corona Pandemic
There are several reasons why the next couple of weeks and months could spell trouble for equity markets. The first that comes to mind is the current pandemic. Infection rates in the US are currently off the highs seen earlier this year, but the colder months, when people are mostly indoors and close to each other, could be a time of resurgence of the virus. We know that seasonal influenza is most active in the fall and winter months, when it's cold and humid, which stresses the immune system, and when people are huddled inside, thereby being close to each other, which increases the likelihood of transmission. The same principle, in general, has to be expected for the current pandemic as well, which is why case counts in the US and other Northern Hemisphere countries could increase over the coming weeks and months. This could put pressure on equity markets once again, but of course, this is not guaranteed.
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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
KIMBERLY-CLARK 133.58   25.8 5.18 4.12 3.14
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST 324.02   52.2 6.21 7.80 2.43
GENERAL DYNAMICS 189.41   16.8 11.25 4.08 2.17
BECTON DICKINSON 262.15   92.0 2.85 3.08 1.18

KIMBERLY-CLARK - KMB
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