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Russell 2000 Dogs Awash With Shippers & Real Estate In August



  • Yields by top dogs MITT, NNA, NRZ, CVI, AMTG, NYMT, ORC, AI, FRO, & DHT averaged 15.18%. Russell 2000 dogs and Dow dogs both charged bullishly through July.
  • Top 30 Russell 2000 upsides averaged 21% with gains averaging 31.55% as of July 5. Average cost per $1 of annual dividend was $6.13. The Dow ten averaged $27.08.
  • Average upside of 53.7% and net gains of 65.3% were predicted for top Russell 2000 ten. NNA at 104% & 115.7% led. Lowest Russell dog, CORR, fell 0.30%.
  • Top ten June/July Russell 2000 gainers were ANH, GHL, TAL, KRO, CLNY, DHT, CMRE, TNK, STNG, & NNA.
  • Ten top Russell 2000 stocks by yield showed 37.05% more gain from $5k invested in the lowest priced five than from $5k invested in all ten per analyst 1yr. targets.

The Dividend Dogs Rule

Stocks earned the "dog" moniker by 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."

Top Russell 2000 Dogs For August

Russell 2000 index dividends were tallied as of market closing prices August 1. Yield (dividend/price) results from YCharts, verified by Yahoo!Finance, for 30 top yielding Russell 2000 stocks stacked against analyst one-year target projections led to the actionable conclusions below.

Actionable Conclusion (1): 50 Russell 2000 Dogs Showed 7.47% to 21.46% Yields as of August 1

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.

50 For the Money

This article was written to reveal bargain stocks to buy and hold up to one full year. See Dow 30 article for an explanation of the term "dogs" for stocks reported based on Michael B. O'Higgins's book "Beating The Dow" (HarperCollins, 1991), now named Dogs of the Dow. O'Higgins's 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 Sorted Russell 2000 Stocks by Yield

FTSE Russell states:

"The Russell Indexes are a family of global equity indices that allow investors to track the performance of distinct market segments worldwide."

"Using a rules-based and transparent process, Russell forms its indexes by listing all companies in descending order by market capitalization adjusted for float, which is the actual number of shares available

This article was written by

Fredrik Arnold profile picture
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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