The High Yield Dividend Champion Portfolio is a publicly tracked stock portfolio on Scott’s Investments. The 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. Sadly, the curator of the list at DRIP Investing, David Fish, passed away last month. Tributes on Seeking Alpha are available here and here. The list has been an invaluable free resource for investors and his generosity is greatly appreciated. In the interim, a Seeking Alpha author has decided to continue tracking and updating the list. 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 June, “999” indicates a N/A value):
|Altria Group Inc.||MO||4.93||14.79||8.3|
|Tanger Factory Outlet Centers||SKT||5.96||32.63||12.7|
|Old Republic International||ORI||3.92||11.44||1.4|
|Leggett & Platt Inc.||LEG||3.41||18.22||5|
|People’s United Financial||PBCT||3.87||17.39||1.5|
|Computer Services Inc.||OTCQX:CSVI||2.9||17.91||15.8|
There is turnover in one position this month. Black Hills Corp (NYSE:BKH) was sold for a capital gain of 23.61% and original purchase date of 2/6/2018. The proceeds were used to purchase Pentair Ltd. (NYSE:PNR).
The current portfolio is below:
|Shares||Average Purchase Price||Initial Purchase Date||Cost Basis||Current Value||Percentage Gain/Loss Excluding Dividends|
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