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 rebalance 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 November; "999" indicates a N/A value):
|Altria Group Inc.||MO||3.89||8.48||8.6|
|Archer Daniels Midland||ADM||3.21||18.72||16.4|
|Helmerich & Payne Inc.||HP||4.78||999||28.8|
|Weyco Group Inc.||WEYS||3.12||17.63||5.8|
|Exxon Mobil Corp.||XOM||3.7||27.13||6.6|
|Old Republic International||ORI||3.62||15.42||1.4|
|United Bankshares Inc.||UBSI||3.62||19.76||1.8|
|Sonoco Products Co.||SON||2.92||19.67||5.9|
|People's United Financial||PBCT||3.63||20.9||1.5|
|Black Hills Corp.||BKH||3.25||22.25||3.4|
|Genuine Parts Co.||GPC||2.9||20.85||6.4|
|Leggett & Platt Inc.||LEG||2.99||19.53||4.1|
|National Retail Properties||NNN||4.63||33.66||3.6|
|Computer Services Inc.||OTCQX:CSVI||2.56||20.19||20.9|
|Universal Health Realty Trust||UHT||3.53||23.1||1.6|
|Procter & Gamble Co.||PG||3.07||24.06||4.1|
|Eagle Financial Services||OTCQX:EFSI||2.79||15.07||2.6|
|Federal Realty Inv. Trust||FRT||3.03||42.11||8.6|
|National Fuel Gas||NFG||2.82||17.82||2.6|
As like last month, there is no turnover for December.
The current portfolio is below:
|Position||Shares||Average Purchase Price||Initial Purchase Date||Cost Basis||Current Value|
|Current Portfolio Value (excluding recent dividends):||$288,830.41|
Editor's Note: This article covers one or more microcap stocks. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks.