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Most Dividend Increases March 2 Set By Financial Services And Consumer Cyclicals Sectors

Mar. 06, 2020 6:00 PM ETBBVA, BTI, CHS, CNK, DK, EAD, EOD, EPR, ERC, ERH, GEF.B, MGA, NCMI, PBT, RHP, STLD, VLY, MG:CA5 Comments


  • Barron's Weekly posts a list of stocks announcing "dividend payment boosts" on the very last page of its financial data section. Here is your dogcatcher 3/2/2020 update for 82 of them.
  • That week, Barron's listed 83 stocks boosting dividends. The increases ranged $0.00021 per M to $8.25 annually and ranged upward from 0.2% to 471.4% for this batch.
  • Financial Services companies with nineteen hikes showed the most increases the past week. Next best was the consumer cyclical sector with fourteen.
  • Ten top dividend-boosted stocks ranged 31.32% to 64.15% in net gains calculated from broker targets, including dividends less broker fees.
  • $5k invested in this week's collection of lowest-priced five top-yield dividend-boosted dogs showed 8.23% more net-gain than that from $5k invested in all ten. Little, lower-priced dividend-boosted dogs ruled this early-March pack.
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Any collection of stocks is more clearly understood when subjected to yield-based (dog catcher) analysis. These dividend-boosted batches are perfect for the Arnold dog catcher process. Here is your March 2 data from Barron's for 82 dividend paying stocks as supplemented by dog catcher analysis powered by YCharts. YCharts could provide no additional data for one listing: Valley National Bancorp Pfd.A (VLYPP).

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Estimated 32.32% To 64.15% Net Gains For Ten Top Dividend-Boosted Stocks Listed As Of March 2, 2021

Four of ten top stocks by yield were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. (They are tinted gray in the chart below). Thus, the yield-based forecast for these booster dogs was deemed by Wall St. Wizards as 40% accurate.

Source: YCharts.com

Projections were based on estimated dividends from $1000 invested in each of the highest yielding stocks and their aggregate one year analyst median target prices, as reported by YCharts. Note: one-year target prices by lone analysts were not applied. Ten probable profit-generating trades projected to March 2, 2021, were:

Delek US Holdings Inc. (DK) was projected to net $641.54, based on the median of estimates from seventeen analysts, plus dividends, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to risk 75% more than the market as a whole.

Cinemark Holdings Inc. (CNK) was projected to net $559.92, based on the median of target estimates from twelve analysts, plus dividends, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to risk 22% less than the market as a whole.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) was projected to net $461.27, based on the median of target estimates from two analysts, plus dividends, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to risk 18% less than the

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