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Lanny's February Dividend Stock Watch List

Feb. 02, 2019 3:52 PM ETT, CVS, ABBV35 Comments
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  • I do occasionally see AT&T on watch lists, but the yield is significantly higher than most companies out there (however, that payout ratio allows the dividend to appear safe).
  • Outside of holding the dividend (and for another potential year or so), it's hard not to love CVS.
  • Who DOESN'T have ABBV on their dividend watch list?

Dividend Stock Watch List

This is not a complete revamp nor are these any new companies that I don't already have in my portfolio. Does that matter? Hell no, as my dividend portfolio is in need of dividend paying and growing companies! If they are already in my portfolio, even better. Further, trying a new format where I'll discuss a few quick metrics from our screener, in order to efficiently show why they are on my radar.

1.) AT&T (T) - Who else has them on their list? The big telecom is still making noise, but I do feel it's been a while for me since I have looked at them. I know Bert had purchased shares a bit ago and, well, their price just isn't moving. Analysts are expecting $3.57 earnings per share and their recent earnings release looked solid. Their dividend per year of $2.04 equates to a payout ratio of 57%, somehow, which is a very solid number for them. In addition, their yield currently is approaching 6.75% (as of 1/31 close). They are a dividend aristocrat with a modest 2% dividend growth rate as of the recent few years.

2.) CVS Health (CVS) - Outside of holding the dividend (and for another potential year or so), it's hard not to love CVS. I wrote about the debate between them and Walgreens (WBA) here, and the battle is truly fierce. In short, they are liquid and make a TON of money, especially after this Aetna acquisition. Historically, they usually pump out a solid growth rate, but due to new debt taken on for the Aetna deal, they halted growth on the divvy. That's okay, as they are trying to manage their balance sheet and cash flow. Their payout ratio is a modest 26% and this resembles a dividend stock that is locked and cocked for

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