30 S&P 500 Dogs Break Par: 16 Up, 14 Down In June



  • Analyst one-year S&P 500 price targets are split up vs. down for June. Top ten upsides averaged a higher high of 25.7% vs. the low ten's -7% score June 30.
  • Yields of 50 top S&P 500 stocks ranged from 3.82% to 11.84%. Top ten S&P dividend dogs and Dow dogs both charged bullishly through June.
  • Upsides averaged 25.72% by WMB, SPLS, WY, LYB, FTR, GM, CF, VLO, IVZ, and PBI. Downside CNP, PBCT, MOS, T, MUR, SO, HCN, HCP SE & GPS averaged 6.86%.
  • Ten top S&P 500 stocks by yield showed 40.8% more gain from $5k invested in the lowest-priced five than from $5k invested in all ten per analyst one-year targets.
  • As you consider these stocks reference points for your late-May 2016 S&P 500 dividend investment investigations, double-check analyst estimates.

S&P 500 Dogs After June

S&P 500 Index prices were tallied as of market close June 30. Yield (dividend/price) results from yahoo.com/finance for 30 top yielding S&P 500 stocks stacked against analyst 1-yr targets led to the actionable conclusions discussed below.

Actionable Conclusion (1) 50 S&P 500 Dogs Showed 3.7% to 11.84% Yields

Seeking Alpha reader requests prompted this series of index-specific articles reporting dividend yield plus price upside results for these indices: Dow 30; S&P 500; S&P Aristocrats; NASDAQ 100; Champions; Contenders; Challengers; CCC Combined; and Global. Bonus reports cover Bad Boy AllStars, and Sector Leaders.

What is a dividend dog?

The "dog" moniker is earned in three steps: (1) any stock paying a reliable, repeating dividend (2) whose price has fallen to a point where it's yield (dividend/price) (3) has grown higher than its peers (here in the M/H SDI collection) is tagged as dividend dog. Thus, the highest yielding stocks in any collection become known as "dogs."

50 On The Money

This article was written to reveal bargain stocks to buy and hold up to one full year. See Dow 30 article for explanation of the term "dogs" for stocks reported based on Michael B. O'Higgins' book "Beating The Dow" (HarperCollins, 1991). Now named Dogs of the Dow, O'Higgins' system works to find bargains in any collection of dividend paying stocks. Utilizing analyst price upside estimates expanded the stock universe to include popular growth equities, as desired.

Dog Metrics Carded S&P 500 Stocks by Yield

SP500Y[1] 50LIST MAY16

McGraw Hill Finance, publisher of the Dow Jones S&P 500 Index states:

"The S&P 500® is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large cap U.S. equities. There is over USD 5.58 trillion benchmarked to the index, with index assets comprising approximately USD 1.3 trillion of this total. The index includes 500 leading

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