Earlier last month I began profiling various Dividend Aristocrats that are worthy of further investigation. For this list, I looked for Dividend Aristocrats trading at attractive valuations using the free screening service at Finviz. The list of attractively valued aristocrats continues to shrink as the overall market climbs higher. Increasingly I find deep bargains among widely followed companies nearly impossible to find.
The list looks for Dividend Aristocrats which meet the following criteria:
- Forward P/E < 15
- Price/Free Cash Flow < 15
- Price/Sales < 1
- Long Term Debt/Equity < 1
One name that continues to appear on my lists is Integrys Energy Group (NYSE:TEG). It weathered two analyst downgrades in March and has continued a steady climb higher. The chart could not be prettier for investors in TEG:
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The trend in TEG could turn at any point, however, a yield near 5.5% from a company with a history of raising dividends is still enticing for yield hungry investors. As an alternative, an investor could hedge positions -- a strategy I detailed here or use more active trading as I detailed here -- if they are still worried about market weakness.
|Ticker||Company||Industry||Trend Analysis||Forward P/E||P/S||Dividend Yield||LT Debt / Equity|
|BMS||Bemis Co. Inc.||Packaging & Containers||Here||13.27||0.97||2.94%||0.68|
|TEG||Integrys Energy Group, Inc.||Diversified Utilities||Here||14.9||0.51||5.43%||0.82|
|TGT||Target Corp.||Discount, Variety Stores||Here||13.53||0.7||1.17%||0.99|