Top 100 Dividend Stocks – June 2010

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Date posted: 06.01.2010 (4:16 am) | Write a Comment  (9 Comments)

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It is that time again, time to look at the top US dividend stocks. We’ve done this in past months and it’s been gaining popularity every time. Those who have been following this list know that we can probably expect the Communications sector to do very well here. They have been the highest yielding stocks for some time now. That being said, I think many other criteria need to be considered when picking dividend stocks and that is why I will be narrowing down the list later this week for our mailing list members. If you are interested in finding out what are top dividend stock picks are, simply join our mailing list it’s free! I expect to send it out Wednesday or Thursday.

What to look for

The basic idea is that we not only want a company that pays a high dividend yield but also one that:

Increases its dividend payout over the years (over 1 year, 3 years & 5 years)
-Is profitable enough to keep paying the dividend
-Has strong financial statements (lots of cash and assets)
-Is trading over 5$ (to avoid having smaller stocks that can be very volatile)
-The return on Equity (ROE) should be high

In terms of dividend yield only, the top yield is held by Frontiers Communications Corp (FTR), see its year-to-date chart:

We will filtering out the top 100 list to find the ones that fit all of these criteria! In the meantime, here is the list!

TickerNamePricePE RatioPE Next YearReturn YTDSales GrowthAnalyst ratingBetaRevenue/ShareSales 5Y Avg GrowthEPS 5Y Avg Growth
GOOGAlphabet Inc738.06N/A18.46-2.3913.624.641.19N/A20.7313.25
NILEBlue Nile Inc24.5427.4722.07-31.641.3830.9941.145.882.11

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9 Comments

  1. Comment by The Financial Blogger — June 1, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    Hey IS, how many stocks are you going to talk about in your newsletter? I guess you won’t cover them all, right?

  2. Comment by IS — June 1, 2010 @ 7:51 am

    @TFB – Not sure yet, probably 2 or 3. It will depend on many of the stocks fit in the model:)

  3. Comment by Craig — June 1, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    Question; if you are shorting one of this stock and it pays dividend while you are shorting it, do you have to pay the dividend as well. If yes, to whom?

    This could be interesting to make play with dividend paying stocks (long/short), isn’t?

  4. Comment by IS — June 1, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    @Craig – If only it was that easy. When you are short a stock, you can expect the stock to diminish when it reaches the ex-date. However, you must pay the dividend amount so it comes out to the same result as if there had not been a dividend. No easy way to make money, sorry:)

  5. Comment by John — June 1, 2010 @ 11:34 am

    I’ve just subscribed! I don’t usually trade options. Do you collect dividends when you own call options?

    What strategy do you recommend for a liquid stock that pays dividend but is losing its value right now??

    Thank you.

  6. Comment by IS — June 1, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

    @John – Thanks for joining:)

    No, you do not collect dividends when you own call:) As for that strategy, honestly I think the main criteria is finding a good investment. The good dividend is just a nice addition but a stock losing its value does not sound like it would fit the good investment criteria! Did you have a stock in mind?

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  9. Comment by Dan — June 19, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    Interesting.

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