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Here we offer an interesting way to find companies that have recently outperformed in a persistent way. Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, winning streaks may indicate upward momentum and positive sentiment.

We ran a screen on stocks seeing rapid dividend growth, comparing the current year dividend per share estimate to the trailing-twelve-month dividend per share.

We screened these companies for those that have seen a persistence of days in which the stock beat the S&P 500 benchmark over the last month and little persistence in underperforming the S&P 500, i.e. long winning streaks and short losing streaks, as measured by a ratio of the longest winning streak to the longest losing streak.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.



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 will keep winning? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by win streak/lose streak ratio.

1. El Paso Electric Co. (NYSE:EE): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $1.39B. Dividend yield at 2.64%, payout ratio at 9.62%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $0.72 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.22. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was seven days, while the longest losing streak was one day, or a win/lose streak ratio of seven. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.21% (equivalent to 5.54 days of average volume). The stock has gained 49.98% over the last year.

2. OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:OB): Surety and Title Insurance Industry. Market cap of $1.23B. Dividend yield at 6.47%, payout ratio at 11.47%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $1.17 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.84. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was five days, while the longest losing streak was two days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2.5. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.41% (equivalent to 9.06 days of average volume). The stock has gained 20.41% over the last year.

3. CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX):
Railroads Industry. Market cap of $22.34B. Dividend yield at 2.35%, payout ratio at 23.69%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $0.57 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.37. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was three days, while the longest losing streak was two days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 1.5. It has been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 9.73% over the last week.

4. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:CCE): Beverages Industry. Market cap of $8.29B. Dividend yield at 2.0%, payout ratio at 18.42%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $0.52 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.28. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was three days, while the longest losing streak was two days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 1.5. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 12.88%.

*Dividend per share data sourced from Screener.co, 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: 4 Stocks With Rapid Dividend Growth Enjoying Winning Streaks