The High Yield Dividend Champion Portfolio is a publicly tracked stock portfolio on Scott’s Investments. Its goal is to capture quality high yield stocks with a history of raising dividends.
The screening process for this portfolio starts with the “Dividend Champions” as compiled by DRIP Investing. The list is comprised of stocks that have increased their dividend payout for at least 25 consecutive years. Stocks are then ranked on yield, P/E and 3-year dividend growth rate and assigned an overall rank.
Stocks are sold on the re-balance date (generally around the 5th of the month) when they drop out of the top 15 (to limit turnover) and are replaced with the next highest rated stock.
The top 25 stocks are below and displayed in order of their overall ranking (figures are from the end of January):
|T. Rowe Price Group||TROW||3.20||14.14||12.43|
|Helmerich & Payne Inc.||HP||3.93||999.00||28.76|
|Altria Group, Inc.||MO||3.43||26.76||8.59|
|Old Republic International||ORI||3.61||13.00||1.37|
|Eagle Financial Services||OTCQX:EFSI||3.38||15.57||2.57|
|Exxon Mobil Corp.||XOM||3.58||39.20||6.60|
|Weyco Group, Inc.||WEYS||2.98||19.71||5.84|
|Archer Daniels Midland||ADM||2.71||16.77||16.45|
|National Retail Properties||NNN||4.17||40.00||3.62|
|Wal-Mart Stores Inc.||WMT||3.00||14.48||3.26|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||2.83||19.07||6.74|
|Computer Services, Inc.||OTCQX:CSVI||2.67||18.92||20.89|
|Leggett & Platt Inc.||LEG||2.85||18.35||4.10|
|Universal Health Realty Trust||UHT||4.22||48.53||1.61|
There is turnover in one position this month. Universal (NYSE:UVV) will be sold for a capital gain of 23.6% since its original purchase date of 10/6/2016. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase Kimberly-Clark.
The current portfolio is below:
|Position||Shares||Average Purchase Price||Initial Purchase Date||Cost Basis||Current Value||Percentage Gain/Loss Excluding Dividends|
The portfolio equity curve is below:
Editor's Note: This article covers one or more stocks trading at less than $1 per share and/or with less than a $100 million market cap. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks.