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Dividend stock selections continue to be of interest in the light of continuing low interest rates limiting the returns from bonds. We have seen that not all high dividend stocks are good value, however, and we are trawling through the many selections (over 60) we have reviewed to drill down to the best of the best and note the most commonly used. We have reviewed twenty selections so far and have rejected sixteen.

In this selection we have selections with 6,7, 8 and 9 stocks in which energy and energy distribution stocks are clearly visible along with a number of the usual suspects.

Jim Royal's Huge Dividend Play(NYSE:APL)(NASDAQ:LINE)(NRGY)(NYSE:EPB)(NYSE:BWP)(NYSE:ETP)
7 Dividend Stocks Hiking Payouts In February 2012(NASDAQ:CSCO)(NYSE:OXY)(NYSE:UPS)(NYSE:MA)(NYSE:FCX)(NYSE:APA)(NYSE:MMM)
7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts in 2012(NYSE:TWC)(NYSE:PH)(NYSE:MRO)(NYSE:HCP)(NYSE:ETN)(NYSE:HSY)(NYSE:AVB)
8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts(NASDAQ:MSFT)(NYSE:PM)(NASDAQ:TXN)(NYSE:YUM)(NYSE:KR)(NASDAQ:FITB)(NYSE:HST)(NYSE:O)
9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks(NYSE:XOM)(NYSE:JNJ)(NYSE:PEP)(NYSE:PG)(NYSE:WMT)(NYSE:T)(NYB)(NYSE:GHL)(NYSE:OMI)

There are not repeats in any of these selections, and there is a full list of the stocks in each of these portfolios at the end of this article. We are keeping a tally of the most popular selections, and the leader board is:

TickerMention
JNJ4
PG4
INTC3
KMB3
NLY3
SYY3
WM3

There are several companies mentioned twice, but we will continue to prune the leader board to keep the list from being too long. After the next set of playoffs, we will put together a selection of the most popular and see how they perform.

Portfolio Performance Comparison

Portfolio/Fund NameYTD
Return
1Yr AR1Yr Sharpe3Yr AR3Yr Sharpe5Yr AR5Yr Sharpe
7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts in February 201210%15%45%33%108%18%49%
7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts in 20129%11%41%30%106%6%16%
Jim Royal`s August 2011 Huge Dividend Play-5%-3%-37%36%149%
9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks4%-2%-12%7%42%
8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts-1%3%-6%17%63%

The four which are our current measuring stick:

Portfolio/Fund Name1Yr AR1Yr Sharpe3Yr AR3Yr Sharpe5Yr AR5Yr Sharpe
Fools 5 Dividend Payers to Save your Portfolio26%172%21%137%11%55%
13 High Yielding Stocks1%6%19%89%6%22%
3 Bargain Dividends Investors Should Buy Today27%150%24%135%
4 Special Dividend Plays16%59%26%98%

Comparing the two tables, I think that the top two -- the 7 dividend selections have a shout at being included. They run close to each other until we get to the five year mark, where the top selection is the clear leader. I think that it kicks out the 13 High Yielding stock selection.

When I look at the five year charts, we can see that the 7 Dividend stock selection is the clear leader, with Jim Royal's huge dividend play having a shout but dropping off in the shorter term. We have a worthy addition to the benchmark which we will install.

Portfolio/Fund Name1Yr AR1Yr Sharpe3Yr AR3Yr Sharpe5Yr AR5Yr Sharpe
7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts in February 201215%45%33%108%18%49%
Fools 5 Dividend Payers to Save your Portfolio26%172%21%137%11%55%
3 Bargain Dividends Investors Should Buy Today27%150%24%135%
4 Special Dividend Plays16%59%26%98%

More...

TickerCompany
APAApache
APLAtlas Pipeline
AVBAvalonBay Communities
BWPBoardwalk Pipeline Partners
CSCOCisco
EPBEl Paso Pipeline
ETNEaton
ETPEnergy Transfer Partners
FCXFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
FITBFifth Third Bancorp
GHLGreenhill
HCPHCP
HSTHost Hotels
HSYHershey
JNJJohnson & Johnson
KRKroger
LINELinn Energy
MAMastercard
MMM3M
MROMarathon Oil
MSFTMicrosoft
NRGYInergy
NYBNew York Community Bancorp
ORealty Income
OMIOwens & Minor
OXYOccidental Petroleum
PEPPepsi
PGProcter and Gamble
PHParker-Hannifin
PMPhilip Morris
TATT
TWCTime Warner Cable
TXNTexas Instruments
UPSUnited Parcels Service
WMTWal-Mart
XOMExxon Mobil
YUMYum! Brands

MyPlanIQ

Source: Dividend Portfolio Playoffs - Energy Stocks Abound

Additional disclosure: MyPlanIQ does not have any business relationship with the company or companies mentioned in this article. It does not set up their retirement plans. The performance data of portfolios mentioned above are obtained through historical simulation and are hypothetical.