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Do you prefer stocks that appear to be attractively priced? We ran a screen with that idea in mind.

We began by screening for dividend stocks: those paying dividend yields above 2% and sustainable payout ratios below 50%. We then screened for those rallying above their 20-day, 50-day, and 200-day moving averages.

Finally, we screened for stocks that may be undervalued, by comparing price trends to changes in EPS estimates over the last month.

Based on the assumption that P/E is equal to a constant k, increases in EPS should be matched by increases in price. When they don't match up, a mispricing may have occurred.

We screened for stocks with faster growth in EPS estimates than price over the last month, which may indicate that these names are being undervalued.

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Do you think these stocks should be trading higher? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by dividend yield.

1. Community Trust Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CTBI): Operates as the holding company for Community Trust Bank, Inc. Market cap at $540.78M, most recent closing price at $34.71. Dividend yield at 3.65%, payout ratio at 43.00%. The stock is rallying 0.45% above its 20-day moving average, 2.73% above its 50-day MA, and 11.95% above its 200-day MA. The EPS estimate for the company's current year increased from 2.73 to 2.91 over the last 30 days, an increase of 6.59%. This increase came during a time when the stock price changed by 4.15% (from 33.5 to 34.89 over the last 30 days).

2. Flushing Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FFIC): Operates as the holding company of Flushing Savings Bank, FSB that provides banking products and services primarily to consumers and businesses. Market cap at $448.16M, most recent closing price at $14.48. Dividend yield at 3.60%, payout ratio at 47.27%. The stock is rallying 3.39% above its 20-day moving average, 6.94% above its 50-day MA, and 11.71% above its 200-day MA. The EPS estimate for the company's current year increased from 1.1 to 1.17 over the last 30 days, an increase of 6.36%. This increase came during a time when the stock price changed by 3.03% (from 13.685 to 14.1 over the last 30 days).

3. WPP plc (NASDAQ:WPPGY): Together with its subsidiaries, offers various communications services worldwide. Market cap at $16.95B, most recent closing price at $67.09. Dividend yield at 2.86%, payout ratio at 37.06%. The stock is rallying 3.81% above its 20-day moving average, 8.40% above its 50-day MA, and 12.95% above its 200-day MA. The EPS estimate for the company's current year increased from 2.44 to 3.13 over the last 30 days, an increase of 28.28%. This increase came during a time when the stock price changed by 4.62% (from 62.14 to 65.01 over the last 30 days).

4. Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC): Operates as the bank holding company for Great Southern Bank that offers various banking products and services in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas. Market cap at $400.67M, most recent closing price at $29.57. Dividend yield at 2.40%, payout ratio at 21.60%. The stock is rallying 2.08% above its 20-day moving average, 10.03% above its 50-day MA, and 27.23% above its 200-day MA. The EPS estimate for the company's current year increased from 2.02 to 2.58 over the last 30 days, an increase of 27.72%. This increase came during a time when the stock price changed by 4.15% (from 28.43 to 29.61 over the last 30 days).

5. Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (NASDAQ:SHEN): Provides regulated and unregulated telecommunications services to end-user customers and other communications providers in the southeastern United States. Market cap at $370.15M, most recent closing price at $15.52. Dividend yield at 2.09%, payout ratio at 44.67%. The stock is rallying 1.35% above its 20-day moving average, 12.36% above its 50-day MA, and 36.35% above its 200-day MA. The EPS estimate for the company's current year increased from 0.52 to 0.65 over the last 30 days, an increase of 25.%. This increase came during a time when the stock price changed by 7.61% (from 14.84 to 15.97 over the last 30 days).

*EPS data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 5 Rallying Dividend Stocks Undervalued By EPS Trends