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iShares Core High Dividend ETF: Dividends Above All

Published Fri, 04 Dec 2020 00:40:09 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaETF AnalysisiShares Core High Dividend ETF: Dividends Above AllDec. 4, 2020 12:40 AM ET|| About: iShares Core High Dividend ETF (HDV), Includes: CSCO, D, DUK, MS, PFE, SO, T, TXN, VLU, XOMby: Chetan WoodunChetan Woodun Medium-term horizon, ValueSummaryThere are so many dividend ETFs that choosing the right one has become a challenge.
Investors should look for names which suit their specific needs as no two individuals have the same financial requirements.
After a sector analysis and peer comparison, HDV is found to be better for those requiring regular income from a trusted source.
Also, this ETF benefits more from dividend growth in contrast to share price performance.
Many investors are flocking to dividend stocks and ETFs due to the low interest rate environment, detrimental to bonds and savings accounts.
Now, there are so many exchange-traded funds that it is easy to get confused as to which one to choose. Some offer better distributions, others specialize in dividend growth, and the rest exhibit better capital appreciation over the years.
Analysts have a hard time to pitch one against the other in an attempt to identify the best. However, there is no best dividend ETF as the professionals who decide which stocks will form part of underlying funds are highly skilled fund managers. Thus, it is up to an investor to be choosy depending on factors like age and frequency at which distributions are needed.
Now, there are many of us who did flee away from the market in the early weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, with some still facing the quandary of when to get back on board. In this case, the financial market has moved on, even before the advent of the vaccine.
In this case, for those who missed the rally and still hoping for that elusive plunge, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon, one ETF which has still not yet recovered from March lows is the iShares Core High Dividend ETF (HDV).
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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
EXXON MOBIL 71.98   17.3 4.15 3.48 4.83
DOMINION RESOURCES 78.54   53.8 1.46 3.67 4.77
SOUTHERN COMPANY 59.99   14.0 4.28 2.48 4.19
DUKE ENERGY 94.96   21.0 4.52 3.78 4.02
PFIZER 37.28   17.0 2.19 1.44 3.85
MORGAN STANLEY 44.32   9.7 4.59 1.40 3.21
CISCO SYSTEMS 49.93   19.2 2.60 1.40 2.85
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 130.22   23.8 5.47 3.08 2.42

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