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Top CCC Combo Dogs Are Energy, Financial, And REITs For June/July



  • Leading CCC Combined dividend dogs (3 Champs + 3 Contenders + 4 Challengers) MCY, BWL.A, HCP, PAA, STON, SUN, WMB, GMLP, MFIN, and MMLP had yields ranging from 4.64% to 13.64% as of July.
  • Top ten CCC Combo yield dogs mixed down as Dow dogs charged. Thirty top Combo Dogs ranged in yield from 3.57% to 13.64%. Five CCC dogs showed 2.56% to 8.2% downsides.
  • Top ten Combo CCC pack showed 1-year upsides of 8.21% to 37.53%, with gains of 13.34% to 46.92%. Analysts estimated average 5.34% upside and 12.73% Net gain for 30 Combo leaders.
  • Analyst estimated gains by TCP, ETE, WDR, GMLP, SXL, CBL, WMB, STON, MFIN, topped by SUN, averaged 26.36%. HP's loss was 5.99%.
  • Ten Top CCC Combo dividend dogs by yield projected 2.38% LESS gains from $5k invested in the lowest priced five than from the same investment in all ten.

Dividend Dogs Defined

The "dog" moniker was earned by stocks exhibiting three traits: (1) paying reliable, repeating dividends, (2) their prices fell to where (3) yield (dividend/price) grew higher than their peers. Thus, the highest-yielding stocks in any collection became known as "dogs."

CCC Composite Dogs In June/July

Yield (dividend/price) results from David Fish's Dividend Champions, Contenders, & Challengers (CCC) collected members (as of July 8 market closing prices) were paired with annual dividends projected by dripinvesting.org as of June 30. That data charted below showed four of nine Yahoo business sectors (or six of eleven Morningstar sectors) providing the top ten yielding CCC dogs: three from the basic materials (energy) sector, three from services (1 consumer cyclical and 2 industrial), three financial (2 financial services and 1 real estate), and one technology (technology). Those ten stocks posted yields averaging 11.79%.

Actionable conclusions by yield, target price upsides, and net gains for top Champion, Contender, and Challenger dog selections combined in May were presented step by step below.

Conclusion (1) Top 10 Dividend CCC Combo Dog Yields Ranged 10.5% to 13.64% as of July 8

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; Russell 1000; Russell 2000; Champions; Contenders; Challengers; CCC Combined; and Global. Bonus reports cover Bad Boy AllStars and Sector Leaders.

Thirty for the Show

This article was written to reveal bargain stocks to buy and hold for up to one full year. See the 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

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Fredrik Arnold is my pen name. In 2012 I retired from doing quality service analysis in Boston and moved to North Carolina in 2013, thence to Central Oregon in 2018. My fascination with capital preservation, long-term investments, and trading systems keeps me blogging for Seeking Alpha. My articles focus on dividend yields, analyst median 1 yr targets, free cash flow yields, and one-year total returns as stock trading indicators. These are essential tools for catching the most valuable dividend dogs. My dividend dogcatcher premium site in the Seeking Alpha Marketplace shows annual real-time trading results since 2015.

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