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  • A High Ranked Dividend Growth Screen 0 comments
    Sep 14, 2009 10:36 PM | about stocks: BKS, BOOT-OLD, BT, GSBC, LO, TLP, QCCO, RY, NP, TSBK

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    I have partnered with Zacks Investment Research to start providing some additional screens to my readers. So, using the stock screener in Zacks Premium service, I've screened for stocks with at least 3% dividend yield, a 5 Year Historical Dividend Growth % of 5% or greater,  and also having the highest rating from Zacks, a 1. (Zacks ranks stocks on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being a 'strong buy' and 5 being 'strong sell'; the Zacks #1 Rank List has generated an annual average return of 27% since 1988.)

    One idea I had was to only purchase the stocks if the underlying index (S&P 500) was trading above a long term moving average such as the 200 day moving average. This could potentially reduce some upside gains, but could also reduce drawdowns, such as happened in 2008.  I discuss these moving averages on my blog, Scott's Investments, and they are greatly inspired by the work of Mebane Faber, author of The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets .  In addition, one could overweight stocks in sectors that have the strongest momentum, or only purchase stocks in the strongest sectors (such as the list compiled here, which I update monthly).

    The list only yields 11 results. If you were to remove the Zacks 1 rated criteria, it would yield 524 results:

    Company Name Ticker Zacks Rank Curr Div Yld % Current Price 5 Yr Hist Div Growth
    BASF AG-ADR NEW BASFY 1 3.6 52.6 34.865
    BARNES & NOBLE BKS 1 4.86 20.57 15.5153
    LACROSSE FOOTWR BOOT 1 4.26 11.73 109.901
    BT GRP PLC-ADR BT 1 4.29 21.58 15.1113
    GREAT SOUTH BCP GSBC 1 3.23 22.32 11.1553
    LORILLARD CO LO 1 5.35 74.8 14.5134
    TRANSMONTN PTNR TLP 1 8.53 27.68 23.5863
    QC HOLDINGS INC QCCO 1 3.07 6.52 20.1523
    ROYAL BANK CDA RY 1 3.85 51.98 24.6243
    NEENAH PAPER NP 1 3.62 11.06 15.0507
    TIMBERLAND BANC TSBK 1 5.08 4.72 10.6196


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