11 High Yield, Dividend-Growing Stocks

by: Scott's Investments
Below is a list of 8 stocks yielding more than 3% with a dividend payout ratio less than 70% as of the close on July 9th. In addition, I required the stocks have a recent history of rising dividends. I looked for:
    • Dividend Percent Change, Year Over Year (%) > 10,
    • Dividend Growth Rate, 3 Years (%) > 15,
    • Dividend 5 Year Growth Rate (%) > 20.
The screen was done using stockscreen123. The most recent screen I conducted on my site in April is here.

I featured Turkell Iletisim Hizmetleri (NYSE:TKC), Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) and Life Partners Holdings (NASDAQ:LPHI) in previous months on my site and they remain on this month's list. In addition to dividend reductions/increases, share price fluctuations affect yield and can cause this list to fluctuate. However, when comparing July's list to that of April there are several companies that remain on the list.

As I stated previously, for investors worried about equity markets or who simply want equity income, high yield stocks with strong cash flow and a history of dividend increases may offer a small buffer for skittish investors who still want to maintain equity exposure.

Further due diligence should be conducted on each stock in the list and past dividend increases do not guarantee they will continue.

Ticker Name Free Trend Analysis Yield Pay Ratio Industry
CALM Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Here 5.92 33.32 Fish/ Livestock
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. Here 3.25 34.79 Restaurants
EOC Empresa Nacional de Electrici Here 3.97 36.96 Electric Utilities
FLO Flowers Foods, Inc. Here 3.18 47.71 Food Processing
HCBK Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. Here 4.81 54.7 S&Ls/Savings Banks
LLTC Linear Technology Corporation Here 3.04 62.1 Semiconductor
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation Here 3.35 30.03 Aerospace & Defense
LPHI Life Partners Holdings, Inc. Here 4.72 54.04 Insurance (Miscellaneous)
MCD McDonald's Corporation Here 3.18 49.12 Restaurants
OSG Overseas Shipholding Group In Here 4.59 67.16 Water Transportation
TKC Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri Here 4.63 65.2 Communication Services

Disclosure: No current positions