8 Dividend-Payers That Avoid the Cash Trap

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 |  Includes: COP, CSBK, HIFS, RAVN, RTN, SBUX, VLGEA, WSM
by: New Low Observer
This is a one-year performance recap of the stocks mentioned in an article published on March 26, 2010 generated by Dividends4Life of Dividends Value.
Symbol Name 2010 Adj. Price* 2011 Price % change Yield at rec'd
RAVN Raven Industries 28.16 58.65 108.27% 2.89%
HIFS Hingham Savings 32.34 51 57.70% 2.83%
COP ConocoPhillips 49.11 80.24 63.39% 4.22%
WSM Williams-Sonoma 26.18 39.45 50.69% 1.88%
SBUX Starbucks 24.16 36.9 52.73% 1.58%
CSBK Clifton Savings 9.15 11.94 30.49% 2.50%
VLGEA Village Super Market 26.52 29.14 9.88% 3.61%
RTN Raytheon Co 55.56 50.8 -8.57% 2.62%
- Average - - 45.57% 2.77%
- Dow Industrials 10850.36 12220.59 12.63%
- S&P 500 1166.59 1313.8 12.62%
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The average total return for this portfolio over the last year was 45.57% while the median was 50.69%. Only two of the eight stocks underperformed the market. The remaining six stocks averaged a whopping 60% gain in the last year.

Raven Industries, which has increased its dividend every year for 25 years and sports an exceptionally low dividend yield last year, outranked the gains of every stock on the list by almost double with a total return exceeding 108%. The average yield of all the stocks on the list was 2.77%.

*All 2010 stock prices are adjusted to reflect dividends and splits

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.