Dividend Stocks For Income, Value And Track Record

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 |  Includes: ACIIQ, CEG, CRRC, FRS, NAFC, OSGB, UVV, VLO
by: Dividend Dog

A well-crafted screen can discover stocks that yield growing dividends, are cheaply priced, and have exceptional long-term track records. They offer a great combination of income, value and quality.

Income Screen: Each of the following companies pays a dividend in excess of the 10-year treasury yield and had over a 5% average annual increase in dividend payments over the past 10 years. Thus, each of these dividend stocks pays more than treasuries and has a long-term trend of dividend growth, which is better than the static interest payments on fixed-rate treasuries.

Value Screen: Of course, it is entirely possible to pay too much for a dividend bearing stock. To avoid this pitfall all together, dividend stocks could be selected that sell at or below their accounting values by screening for price-to-book values of 1.0 or less. Such a screening process selects for value.

Long-Term Performance: Stocks were screened for return on equity and dividend payments made over the past 10 fiscal years. These stocks have long histories of providing shareholder income and growing shareholder wealth.

Price multiples, dividend histories, and return of equity histories are provided below:

Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) recently traded at $14.13 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 2.8% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of ACI paid a total of $2.25 in dividends. Of these dividend payments, a total of $1.58 was paid in the last five years.

ACI shareholders have seen a 7.9% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this mid-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 0.9, a price-to-earnings multiple of 19.8, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.9 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders enjoyed a 7.8% average annual return on equity.

Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:CEG) recently traded at $36.2299 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 2.6% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of CEG paid a total of $12.04 in dividends.

CEG shareholders have endured a -7.4% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this mid-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 0.9, a price-to-earnings multiple of 18.4, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.5 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders enjoyed an 8.8% average annual return on equity.

Courier Corporation (NASDAQ:CRRC) recently traded at $11.67 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 7.1% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of CRRC paid a total of $5.46 in dividends. Of these dividend payments, a total of $4.04 was paid in the last five years.

CRRC shareholders have seen a 0.5% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this micro-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 0.9, a price-to-earnings multiple of 1179.0, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.6 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders enjoyed a 9.9% average annual return on equity.

Frisch's Restaurants Inc. (NYSEMKT:FRS) recently traded at $21 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 3.1% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of FRS paid a total of $4.48 in dividends. Of these dividend payments, a total of $2.47 was paid in the last five years.

FRS shareholders have seen a 6.7% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this micro-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 0.8, a price-to-earnings multiple of 23.8, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.3 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders saw a 10.9% average annual return on equity.

Nash Finch Co. (NASDAQ:NAFC) recently traded at $28.7 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 2.5% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of NAFC paid a total of $5.90 in dividends. Of these dividend payments, a total of $3.60 was paid in the last five years.

NAFC shareholders have sustained a -2.0% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this small-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 0.9, a price-to-earnings multiple of 8.4, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.1 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders enjoyed an 8.5% average annual return on equity.

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (NYSEMKT:OSG) recently traded at $13.12 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 6.6% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of OSG paid a total of $10.31 in dividends.

OSG shareholders have seen a 21.0% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this small-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 0.3, a price-to-earnings multiple of 0.0, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.4 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders saw a 12.5% average annual return on equity.

Universal Corp. (NYSE:UVV) recently traded at $46.09 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 4.2% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of UVV paid a total of $16.09 in dividends.

UVV shareholders have seen a 1.9% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this small-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 0.9, a price-to-earnings multiple of 16.7, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.4 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders saw a 13.2% average annual return on equity.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) recently traded at $21.02 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 2.9% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of VLO paid a total of $2.77 in dividends. Of these dividend payments, a total of $2.15 was paid in the last five years.

VLO shareholders have sustained a -0.5% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this large-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 0.7, a price-to-earnings multiple of 5.4, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.1 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders saw a 12.5% average annual return on equity.

These stocks are attractively priced, high-quality opportunities for investors to beat bond yields and allow for dividend growth.


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

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