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At the end of the week, our watch list contains 25 companies. Here is the watch list which ranks Dividend Achievers that are within 20% of the 52-week low for March 19, 2010.

SymbolNamePrice% Yr LowP/EEPSDiv/ShrYieldPayout Ratio
XOMExxon Mobil Corp67.045.48%16.843.981.682.51%42%
FPL-OLDFPL Group, Inc.48.166.34%12.133.972.004.15%50%
MONMonsanto Company72.208.46%25.972.781.061.47%38%
BROBrown & Brown, Inc.17.9810.17%
CWTCalifornia Water Service37.0710.69%19.011.951.193.21%61%
TMPTompkins Financial Corp.38.3710.75%14.262.691.363.54%51%
AWRAmerican States Water34.1710.87%21.091.621.043.04%64%
TAT&T Inc.26.2413.15%12.382.121.686.40%79%
UMBFUMB Financial Corp.41.1813.32%18.722.200.741.80%34%
WEYSWeyco Group, Inc.23.6213.45%
LKFNLakeland Financial Corp.18.6213.88%14.781.260.623.33%49%
WTRAqua America, Inc.17.5313.91%22.860.770.583.31%76%
LLYEli Lilly and Company36.1717.02%9.183.941.965.42%50%
OTTROtter Tail Corp.21.9217.66%30.870.711.195.43%168%
SFNCSimmons First National Corp.27.0417.82%15.541.740.762.81%44%
SYBTS.Y. Bancorp, Inc.23.3417.88%16.791.390.682.91%49%
THFFFirst Financial Corp.29.8717.92%17.271.730.903.01%52%
NWNNorthwest Natural Gas46.7918.22%16.192.891.663.55%57%
MLMMartin Marietta Materials, Inc.87.4118.49%45.761.911.601.83%84%
NTRSNorthern Trust Corp.55.4518.69%17.553.161.122.02%35%
PGNProgress Energy Inc.39.8418.93%14.492.752.486.22%90%
UGIUGI Corp.26.5219.95%
PBIPitney Bowes Inc.24.5220.31%
MGEEMGE Energy Inc.35.4020.33%
WGLWGL Holdings Inc.34.4420.46%15.312.251.514.38%67%

Watch List Summary

The best performing stock from last week's list, once again, is 1st Source Corp. (SRCE) which rose 8.4% this week and 20% in three weeks. The stock is now 30% above the 52-week low and off our list. The worst performing stock is Weyco Group (NASDAQ:WEYS) which fell 1.4%. Overall, the Dividend Achiever watch list gained +2.7% versus the Dow's +1.11% and the S&P 500's +0.98%.
Several new companies are appearing on our list for the first time due to the dramatic increase in the share price from the March 9, 2009 low. Names such as Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY), Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR), and Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) have joined the list of companies that are within 20% of the 52-week low.
Exxon (NYSE:XOM) remains a great bargain in our view. Exxon has been within the 10% range for 9 consecutive weeks. Monsanto's (NYSE:MON) technical pattern remains intact for another week. The upside down head-and-shoulder is holding the stock above the $71 level.
Disclosure: Author long XOM, CWT, WEYS and MON