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This article reports fascinating facts about financial sector stocks tallied as of market closing prices on April 26 using dividend dog methodology. This report series started applying dog dividend methodology in the fall of 2011 to reveal possible buy opportunities in each of the eight major market sectors listed by Yahoo Finance: basic materials (BasMats), consumer goods (ConGo), financials (Fins), healthcare (Heal), industrial goods (IndiGo), services (Svcs), technology (Tec), and utilities (Utes).

Below the author-supplemented Dow dividend dog theory picks with the highest yield (dividend / price) from Yahoo sectors with one year mean target price estimates reported by Yahoo from broker analysts.

Note my selections for April are as follows:

Dog Metrics Pointed Out Ten Top Financial Stocks

Top ten financial sector dogs showing the biggest dividend yields by Yahoo Finance's screen as of April 26 represented six industries. Top financial sector stock, American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC) was one of three mortgage REITs. Others in that industry were CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS), in ninth place, and Hatteras Financial (NYSE:HTS) in tenth. Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE:IVR), the only mortgage investment firm, was second dog. Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE:RSO), the lone retail REIT, was third dog. The diversified investments industry was represented by Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC), in fourth position. One of two asset management firms took the fifth slot, TICC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TICC); the other, BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC), placed eighth. Two diversified REITs in sixth and seventh places, Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY), and Chimera Investment (NYSE:CIM), rounded out the top ten financial dogs by yield.

Dividend vs. Price Results Compared to Dow Dogs

Below is a graph of the relative strengths of the top ten financials dogs by yield as of market close 4/26/2013 compared to those of the Dow. Historic projected annual dividend history from $1000 invested in each of the ten highest yielding stocks, and the total single share prices of those ten stocks created the data points shown in green for price and blue for dividends.

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Actionable Conclusion One: Financial Dogs on Neutral Path As Dow Was Bullish

April financial dividend payers displayed a mixed signal after March. Aggregate dividend from $10k invested in each of the top ten stocks increased at a rate of 3.3% since March while total single share price inched up .2% in that period.

The Dow dogs, meanwhile, remained totally bullish as price popped up 7% and dividend sank 3.8%. The Dow extended an overbought condition as aggregated single share price exceeded dividend from $1k invested in each stock by $140.52 or 38%.

Since sector dogs are not the blue chip high quality equivalents of the Dow list, an additional gauge of upside potential was added to the simple high yield metric used to sniff out initial bargains.

Weighing Wall Street Wizard Wisdom

One year mean target price set by analysts multiplied by the number of shares in a $1k investment was used to compare ten stocks showing the highest upside price potential into 2014 out of 20 selected by yield. The number of analysts providing price estimates was noted after the name for each stock. Three to nine analysts was considered optimal for a valid mean target price estimate.

Actionable Conclusion Two: Analysts See 12.78% Net Gain from Top 20 Dogs Come 2014

Top twenty dogs in the financials sector were graphed below to show relative strengths by dividend and price as of April 26, 2013 and those projected by analyst mean price target estimates to the same date in 2014.

A hypothetical $1000 investment in each equity was divided by the current share price to find the number of shares purchased. The shares number was then multiplied by projected annual per share dividend amounts to find the dividend return. Thereafter the analyst mean target price was used to gauge the stock upsides to 2014.

Historic prices and actual dividends paid from $1000 invested in the ten highest yielding stocks and the aggregate single share prices of those twenty stocks divided by 2 created the data points for 2013. Projections based on estimated increases in dividend amounts from $1000 invested in the twenty highest yielding stocks and aggregate one year analyst target share prices from Yahoo Finance divided by 2 created the 2014 data points, green for price and blue for dividends.

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Yahoo projected a 2.9% lower dividend from $10K invested in this group while aggregate single share price for those ten was projected to increase by 4.3% in the coming year.

The number of analysts contributing to the mean target price estimate for each stock was noted in the last column on the charts. Three to nine analysts was considered optimal for a valid projection estimate. Estimates provided by one analyst were not applied.

Actionable Conclusion Three: Analysts Forecast 2014 Financials DiviDog Net Gains of 12.8% to 22%

Ten probable profit generating trades revealed by Yahoo Finance for 2014 were:

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TICC Capital Corp. netted $220.93, based on dividends plus a mean target price estimates by five analysts less broker fees;

American Capital Agency netted $177.36 based on dividends plus mean target price estimates from seventeen analysts less broker fees;

CYS Investments, Inc. netted $174.24, based on dividends plus mean target price estimates from thirteen analysts less broker fees;

Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. netted $172.36 based on a mean target price estimate from eight analysts combined with projected annual dividend less broker fees;

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) netted $150.51, based on dividend plus mean target price estimates from four analysts less broker fees;

Hatteras Financial Corp. netted $142.60 based on estimates from eleven analysts plus dividends less broker fees;

Triangle Capital Corp. (NYSE:TCAP) netted $141.27 based on dividends plus the mean of annual price estimates from eight analysts less broker fees;

Anworth Mortgage Asset Co. (NYSE:ANH) netted $132.73 based on dividends plus mean target price estimate from seven analysts less broker fees;

BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation netted $129.18 based on estimates from six analysts plus dividends less broker fees;

Capstead Mortgage Corp. (NYSE:CMO) netted $128.26 based on a mean target price estimate from four analysts combined with projected annual dividend less broker fees.

The average net gain in dividend and price was 15.69% on $1k invested in each of these ten dogs.

Note: These gains do not factor-in any tax problems resulting from distributions (not dividends and K-1s) from MLPs and any possible re-capture tax problems/rates that may suck projected gains out of some of these estimates at the regular tax bracket rate and not capital gain rates. Consult your tax advisor regarding the source of "dividends" from any investment.

The stocks listed above are suggested only as decent starting points for your consumer goods dividend stock purchase research process. These are not recommendations.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed to constitute investment advice. Nothing contained herein shall constitute a solicitation, recommendation or endorsement to buy or sell any security. Prices and returns on equities in this article except as noted are listed without consideration of fees, commissions, taxes, penalties, or interest payable due to purchasing, holding, or selling same.

Source: 10 Top Financial Dogs Track 7.5% To 22% Gains In April