Morgan Stanley screens for dividend players who can ward off higher rates

|By:, SA News Editor

First screening for stocks with a dividend yield of at least 3%, payout ratios of less than 75%, low debt, and compounded annual income growth of 5%, the team narrows it further by selecting those least correlated (in a negative way) to higher Treasury yields and with little near-term debt maturing.

The list of 20: ABBV, AEE, AJG, DD, ESV, EPD, GIS, HRB, HBHC, KRFT, LO, MMP, MWE, MCD, MCHP, NEE, REG, TU, WSTC, WMB.