Dividend Champion Portfolio December Update

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Includes: ADM, BKH, CVSI, ED, EFSI, FRT, GPC, HP, KMB, KO, LEG, MO, NFG, NNN, ORI, PBCT, PEP, PG, SON, T, TGT, UBSI, UHT, WEYS, XOM
by: Scott's Investments

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):

Name Symbol Yield P/E 3-yr.
Target Corp. TGT 4.14 12.58 13.7
Altria Group Inc. MO 3.89 8.48 8.6
Archer Daniels Midland ADM 3.21 18.72 16.4
AT&T Inc. T 5.39 17.49 2.2
Helmerich & Payne Inc. HP 4.78 999 28.8
Kimberly-Clark Corp. KMB 3.24 19.76 6.2
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
Coca-Cola Company KO 3.23 43.59 7.7
PepsiCo Inc. PEP 2.76 24.07 9.1
Universal Health Realty Trust UHT 3.53 23.1 1.6
Consolidated Edison ED 3.1 22.32 2.9
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
PBCT 1758 17.86 7/7/2017 $31,397.88 $33,208.62
KMB 246 115.49 10/9/2017 $28,410.54 $29,460.96
ORI 1145 16.22 4/4/2014 $18,571.90 $23,850.35
ADM 762 41.95 6/6/2017 $31,965.90 $31,478.22
TGT 391 68.65 6/3/2016 $26,842.15 $23,886.19
MO 400 58.14 1/7/2016 $23,256.00 $28,600.00
SON 552 51.21 10/9/2017 $28,267.92 $30,222.00
HP 390 76.57 10/6/2014 $29,862.30 $22,311.90
WEYS 1088 27.81 3/7/2017 $30,257.28 $30,659.84
T 650 38.13 3/7/2016 $24,784.50 $23,510.50
Cash $11,641.83
Current Portfolio Value (excluding recent dividends): $288,830.41


Disclosure: None.

Editor's Note: This article covers one or more microcap stocks. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks.