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The 3 Best High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Published Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:35:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend IdeasThe 3 Best High-Yield Dividend AristocratsOct. 16, 2020 8:35 AM ET|| Includes: FRT, O, Tby: Rida MorwaRida Morwa High Dividend OpportunitiesThe #1 Service for Income Investors and Retirees, 9-10% dividend yield.SummaryWhat's better than collecting dividends? Growing your dividends.
COVID-19 has created turmoil throughout the market, creating great buying opportunities.
We look at our top three "Dividend Aristocrat" opportunities in today's market.
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At High Dividend Opportunities, our goal is to produce a composed portfolio that's producing a high-level of current income. Our target is an income level exceeding 9% yield on our capital, a target we have been able to meet and exceed.
Getting high yield is great, what's even better is getting high yield combined with dividend growth. Most investors have heard the term "Dividend Aristocrat," this title is granted to companies that have a particularly impressive record of not only paying a dividend, but increasing it routinely.
To be a Dividend Aristocrat, a company needs to increase their dividend at least once a year for 25 consecutive years. Go one year without a dividend increase, off the list. Obviously, this is a very difficult standard to meet as over the course of 25 years, a company is going to go through several periods of economic turmoil. It's a very difficult group to get into, and as of today, only 65 companies are on the list.
Disruptive macro events, like COVID-19 or the Great Financial Crisis, are the types of things that have historically put Dividend Aristocrats at risk of losing their status and being forced to maintain, reduce or even suspend their dividend, putting them off the list for at least 25 years. These times also are the best opportunities to buy companies that are on the list. Dividend Aristocrats often trade at a premium simply because they are Dividend Aristocrats. So when you have an opportunity... 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
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST 135.76   40.4 3.36 4.20 3.00

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