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If a stock consistently rebounds after it retreats, and those rebounds are much stronger than the pullbacks, the stock has a pattern of resilience. This behavior may bode well for future performance, as it indicates reoccurring momentum to the upside.

But remember that past performance is no guarantee of future returns.

We ran a screen on dividend stocks with strong cash coverage of their dividend per share, comparing the trailing-twelve-month operating cash flow per share to the TTM dividend per share. We screened these stocks for those with a history of repeated rebounds over the last quarter after hitting 3% or greater dips close-to-close.




We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.


Do you think these stocks are resilient? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.
List sorted by average rebound.

1. El Paso Electric Co. (NYSE:EE): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $1.45B. Dividend yield at 2.55%, payout ratio at 9.62%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $5.39 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.22. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 7.29% over the following five days. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.21% (equivalent to 5.94 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 12.76% over the last week.

2. Terra Nova Royalty Corporation (NYSEARCA:TTT): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $489.22M. Dividend yield at 2.56%, payout ratio at 15.25%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $1.81 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.10. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 7.08% over the following five days. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 11.55% over the last week.

3. HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCC): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $3.11B. Dividend yield at 2.06%, payout ratio at 21.83%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $3.50 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.58. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 6.49% over the following five days. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 13.46% over the last week.

4. The Chubb Corporation (NYSE:CB): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $17.55B. Dividend yield at 2.55%, payout ratio at 21.15%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $7.22 vs. TTM dividend per share at $1.52. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 6.15% over the following five days. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 10.75% over the last week.

5. Tyco Electronics, Ltd. (NYSE:TEL): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $13.66B. Dividend yield at 2.29%, payout ratio at 24.72%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $3.63 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.66. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 5.11% over the following five days. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 12.42% over the last week. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 10.48%.

6. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $698.39M. Dividend yield at 3.74%, payout ratio at 28.98%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $3.33 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.75. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 3 occasions, with an average rebound of 4.31% over the following five days. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.41% (equivalent to 5.02 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 10.46% over the last week.

7. Nelnet Inc. (NYSE:NNI): Credit Services Industry. Market cap of $932.45M. Dividend yield at 2.09%, payout ratio at 20.14%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $6.21 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.73. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 4.04% over the following five days. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 10.78% over the last week. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 10.32%.

8. ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $21.69B. Dividend yield at 2.19%, payout ratio at 17.98%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $11.48 vs. TTM dividend per share at $1.34. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 3.85% over the following five days. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.83, and P/FCF ratio at 6.25. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 8.83% over the last week.

9. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $17.64B. Dividend yield at 2.03%, payout ratio at 28.22%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $7.51 vs. TTM dividend per share at $1.60. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 3.74% over the following five days. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.12% over the last week.

10. Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNI): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $537.77M. Dividend yield at 2.53%, payout ratio at 33.97%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $7.34 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.86. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 6 occasions, with an average rebound of 3.65% over the following five days. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.3% (equivalent to 15.75 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 11.46% over the last week.

11. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP): Major Integrated Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $92.65B. Dividend yield at 3.92%, payout ratio at 30.57%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $12.90 vs. TTM dividend per share at $2.42. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 3.44% over the following five days. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 8.98% over the last week. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 10.92%.

12. Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE:PKG): Packaging & Containers Industry. Market cap of $2.42B. Dividend yield at 3.37%, payout ratio at 31.76%. TTM operating cash flow per share at $3.99 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.70. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% close-to-close on 3 occasions, with an average rebound of 3.29% over the following five days. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 11.84% over the last week.

*Dividend per share and operating cash flow per share data sourced from Screener.co, price data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

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

Source: 12 Dividend Stocks With Strong Cash Coverage and a History of Rebounds