Dividend Contenders with highest buy or better rating originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Most people think that they don't have enough money to invest bigger amounts into the stock market. They could only provide a few hundred bucks per month to stock trading. I tell you that should be enough. If you are also a young person with an investment horizon of more than 20 years, you should make a few hundred thousand dollars from these regular savings.
The most important item for wealth is growth. Only growth lifts to up to the next level of investing. Sure it will take a time if you see the first results. You only need to be disciplined.
Because I talk so much about growth, I want to show you some good dividend growth stocks. Today I highlight the second income growth category also named as Dividend Contenders. Those stocks raised dividend over a period of more than 10 years but less than 25. Exactly 185 companies fulfilled these criteria. Dividend Champions surpass this by more than 25 years of uninterrupted growth. But they are also the most expensive stocks you can consider. High quality has a good price.
I made a list of the 20 best recommended Contenders with a higher capitalization. I often choose bigger capitalized stocks because I think that they have a more diversified business model and imply less risk. Don't invest like a blind dog. Please make your own thoughts about the companies; it's your money you invest. My work here is only a first step of research and a source for ideas.
Below the 20 most recommended Dividend Contenders are three with a higher yield over three percent. Five have a strong buy rating.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 21.71 and forward P/E ratio is 16.90. The dividend yield has a value of 2.28 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.89 and price to sales ratio 2.61. The operating margin amounts to 14.87 percent and the beta ratio is 0.96. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.55.
Related stock ticker symbols:
WPC, EPD, PAA, NTT, ENB, BHP, CAH, JW-A, NATI, NUS, CVS, ARG, PII, LECO, QCOM, NVO, SEIC, ECL, FDX, EOG