Are you a dividend investor searching for stocks that not only offer attractive yields, but also substantial long-term growth? Today we screened for companies with both of those traits, and narrowed our focus to only the stocks rated as "Buy" or "Strong Buy" by industry analysts. We think you'll find our list rather interesting.
EPS (earnings per share) growth illustrates the growth of earnings per share over time. The five-year expected EPS growth rate is a long-term annual growth estimate, where the growth projections are made by analysts, the company, or other credible sources.
We first looked for dividend stocks. We then looked for businesses that analysts rate as "Buy" or "Strong Buy" (mean recommendation < 3). We next screened for businesses that have high future EPS growth forecasts (five-year projected EPS growth rate > 25%). We did not screen out any market caps or sectors.
Do you think these stocks are worth more than their current valuations? Use our list to help with your own analysis.
1. ClickSoftware Technologies (CKSW)
|Industry:||Internet Software & Services|
ClickSoftware Technologies has a Dividend Yield of 3.86%, a Payout Ratio of 93.04%, an Analysts' Rating of 1.80, and a Five-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 33.73%. The short interest was 1.60% as of June 12,2012. ClickSoftware Technologies provides software products and solutions for workforce management and optimization in the Americas, Israel, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers Field Service Daily Suite, which covers automatic decision making and optimization support to manage field service operations; Roster Suite, which covers shift planning needs for managers and employees; and ClickMobile and Mobility Suite, which cover the needs of mobile individual and back-office staff for field data communication.
The company also provides ClickSchedule, which optimizes service scheduling and routing to improve workforce productivity; ClickAnalyze, which offers reporting, monitoring, and service business analytics for workforce performance measurement and strategic decision support; ClickLocate, which captures the location information of a field service engineer and vehicle; ClickContact, a customer interaction management solution; ClickRoster, which provides interactive and automated workforce shift planning based on forecast workload; ClickPlan, which offers interactive and automated workforce planning for staffing and deployment; and ClickForecast, which enables companies to project workforce capacity.
2. Aegon N.V. (AEG)
Aegon has a Dividend Yield of 3.12%, a Payout Ratio of 41.88%, an Analysts' Rating of 1.00, and a Five-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 25.10%. The short interest was 0.04% as of June 12, 2012. Aegon is a holding company that, through its member companies that are collectively referred to as Aegon or the Aegon Group, operates as a life insurance and pension company. The company's businesses focus on life insurance, pensions, savings and investment products. The Aegon Group is also active in accident, supplemental health, general insurance and some limited banking activities.
3. Kinder Morgan (KMI)
|Industry:||Oil & Gas Pipelines|
Kinder Morgan has a Dividend Yield of 4.08%, a Payout Ratio of 73.37%, an Analysts' Rating of 2.30, and a 5-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 42.11%. The short interest was 97.27% as of June 12, 2012. Kinder Morgan owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Products Pipelines-KMP, Natural Gas PipelinesKMP, CO2KMP, TerminalsKMP, Kinder Morgan CanadaKMP, and NGPL PipeCo LLC. The Products PipelinesKMP segment delivers gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and natural gas liquids to various markets through approximately 8,400 miles of refined petroleum products pipelines; and operates approximately 60 associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix processing facilities.
4. Atlas Energy (ATLS)
Atlas Energy has a Dividend Yield of 3.27%, a Payout Ratio of 57.20%, an Analysts' Rating of 2.30, and a 5-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 49.50%. The short interest was 3.27% as of June 12, 2012. Atlas Energy engages in the development and production of natural gas and oil in the Appalachian basin, Illinois basin, and the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It is also involved in the provision of natural gas gathering, processing, and treating services in the Anadarko and Permian basins located in the southwestern and mid-continent regions of the United States; natural gas gathering services in the Appalachian basin in the northeastern region of the United States; and natural gas liquids transportation services in the southwest region of the United States.
5. Tesoro Logistics (TLLP)
|Industry:||Oil & Gas Pipelines|
Tesoro Logistics has a Dividend Yield of 4.89%, a Payout Ratio of 49.70%, an Analysts' Rating of 1.60, and a Five-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 29.50%. The short interest was 0.07% as of June 12, 2012. Tesoro Logistics engages in the ownership, operation, development, and acquisition of crude oil and refined products logistics assets in the United States. The company is involved in the gathering, terminalling, transportation, and storage of crude oil and refined products. Its assets consist of a crude oil gathering system in the Bakken Shale/Williston Basin area of North Dakota and Montana; eight refined products terminals in the Midwestern and Western United States; a crude oil and refined products storage facility; and five related short-haul pipelines.
Company profiles were sourced from Finviz. Financial data was sourced from Yahoo Finance.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.