4 Dividend Stocks With Impressive Profitability Exhibiting The Golden Cross

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Includes: INTC, JWN, NEE, PG
by: Kapitall

Looking for ideas on how to find stocks exhibiting technical momentum to the upside?

One helpful indicator is the “golden cross,” in which a stock’s 50-day moving average crosses above its 200-day moving average. This exhibits upward momentum.

We ran a screen to find dividend stocks exhibiting the golden cross, along with impressive profitability, beating their industry peers on gross, operating and pretax margins.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

Do you think these stocks will continue moving higher? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by dividend yield.

1. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE): Engages in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy in the United States and Canada. Market cap of $23.57B. SMA50 at $54.57 vs. SMA200 at $54.55 (current price at $55.93). Dividend yield at 3.94%, payout ratio at 48.28%. TTM gross margin at 31.11% vs. industry gross margin at 27.34%. TTM operating margin at 19.61% vs. industry operating margin at 18.82%. TTM pretax margin at 14.40% vs. industry pretax margin at 14.38%. The stock has gained 4.8% over the last year.

2. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Engages in the design, manufacture and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. Market cap of $126.18B. SMA50 at $21.36 vs. SMA200 at $21.32 (current price at $24.65). Dividend yield at 3.50%, payout ratio at 30.52%. TTM gross margin at 73.83% vs. industry gross margin at 61.16%. TTM operating margin at 33.63% vs. industry operating margin at 26.82%. TTM pretax margin at 33.55% vs. industry pretax margin at 26.70%. The stock has had a good month, gaining 11.15%.

3. Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): Provides consumer packaged goods in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $182.08B. SMA50 at $62.63 vs. SMA200 at $62.54 (current price at $65.15). Dividend yield at 3.17%, payout ratio at 47.47%. TTM gross margin at 54.06% vs. industry gross margin at 52.78%. TTM operating margin at 19.16% vs. industry operating margin at 19.10%. TTM pretax margin at 18.56% vs. industry pretax margin at 18.02%. The stock has gained 7.9% over the last year.

4. Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN): A fashion specialty retailer that offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics and accessories for women, men and children in the United States. Market cap of $10.97B. SMA50 at $45.86 vs. SMA200 at $45.17 (current price at $52.49). Dividend yield at 1.78%, payout ratio at 29.66%. TTM gross margin at 42.79% vs. industry gross margin at 35.10%. TTM operating margin at 11.93% vs. industry operating margin at 8.29%. TTM pretax margin at 10.69% vs. industry pretax margin at 7.0%. Exhibiting strong upside momentum - currently trading 7.2% above its SMA20, 14.46% above its SMA50, and 16.2% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 15.13%.

*Profitability data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.