7 Resilient Low-Debt Stocks Rapidly Raising Dividends

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 |  Includes: AET, ATR, CHD, CSCO, KOF, RGA, TWGP
by: Kapitall

Stocks exhibit resilience when they consistently rebound after they retreat, with rebounds that are much stronger than their pullbacks.

Although past performance is no guarantee of future returns, resilience may bode well for future performance, as it indicates reoccurring momentum to the upside.

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

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six 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.

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Do you think these stocks will continue their resilience? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

List sorted by dividend yield:

  1. Tower Group Inc. (NASDAQ:TWGP): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $975.09 million. Dividend yield at 3.17%, payout ratio at 19.08%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $0.72 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.58. MRQ total debt to assets at 0.09. Over the last quarter, the stock fell 3% close-to-close on 3 occasions, with an average rebound of 4.58% over the following five days. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.99% (equivalent to 14.81 days of average volume). The stock has gained 8.34% over the last year.
  2. Coca-Cola FEMSA S.A.B de C.V. (NYSE:KOF): Beverages Drinks Industry. Market cap of $17.96 billion. Dividend yield at 2.09%, payout ratio at 26.13%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $1.97 vs. TTM dividend per share at $1.15. MRQ total debt to assets at 0.18. Over the last quarter, the stock fell 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 3.81% over the following five days. The stock has gained 37.66% over the last year.
  3. AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR): Packaging & Containers Industry. Market cap of $3.19 billion. Dividend yield at 1.84%, payout ratio at 26.32%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $0.82 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.69. MRQ total debt to assets at 0.16. Over the last quarter, the stock fell 3% close-to-close on 3 occasions, with an average rebound of 4.0% over the following five days. The stock has gained 18.51% over the last year.
  4. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET): Health Care Plans Industry. Market cap of $13.82 billion. Dividend yield at 1.62%, payout ratio at 7.08%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $0.46 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.34. MRQ total debt to assets at 0.12. Over the last quarter, the stock fell 3% close-to-close on 4 occasions, with an average rebound of 4.65% over the following five days. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.68, and P/FCF ratio at 10.86. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 13.47%.
  5. Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE:CHD): Cleaning Products Industry. Market cap of $6.03 billion. Dividend yield at 1.62%, payout ratio at 25.75%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $0.79 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.51. MRQ total debt to assets at 0.08. Over the last quarter, the stock fell 3% close-to-close on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 11.62% over the following five days. The stock has gained 41.43% over the last year.
  6. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO): Networking & Communication Devices Industry. Market cap of $84.92 billion. Dividend yield at 1.55%, payout ratio at 10.17%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $0.16 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.12. MRQ total debt to assets at 0.19. Over the last quarter, the stock fell 3% close-to-close on 5 occasions, with an average rebound of 4.92% over the following five days. The stock has lost 26.41% over the last year.
  7. Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (NYSE:RGA): Life Insurance Industry. Market cap of $3.11 billion. Dividend yield at 1.44%, payout ratio at 5.71%. Current year dividend per share estimate at $0.59 vs. TTM dividend per share at $0.48. MRQ total debt to assets at 0.08. Over the last quarter, the stock fell 3% close-to-close on 4 occasions, with an average rebound of 4.28% over the following five days. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 18.96%.

*Dividend per share data and total debt to assets 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.