Consumer dividend stocks with low beta ratios and high market capitalization originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Today I like to close my monthly screen theme "the safest dividend stocks" with the consumer goods sector.
Consumer goods stocks are one of my favorite sectors because of the strong relationship to the end-consumer. As a result, sales and earnings are less volatile than in other sectors. Not enough, most of them are great long-term dividend plays. From 390 stocks pay 193 dividends. That's pretty good ratio.
However, below is a list of the best yielding large cap consumer dividend stocks with a volatility lower than the overall market.
It's not surprising that the big tobacco companies are on the top results. You can hate them or not but they are still some of the safest dividend stocks on the market. Below the top 20 results are three High-Yields, eleven are recommended to buy.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 20.42 and forward P/E ratio is 15.83. The dividend yield has a value of 3.40 percent. Price to book ratio is 6.73 and price to sales ratio 2.33. The operating margin amounts to 17.05 percent and the beta ratio is 0.61. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 4.01.
Related stock ticker symbols:
LO, RAI, MO, ABV, CAJ, PM, MAT, KMB, GIS, UL, CLX, CAG, HNZ, PG, KO, K, PEP, UN, CPB, HMC