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34 Dividend Boosts Break Quarantine 4/27 To 5/4



  • Barron's Weekly lists the stocks announcing "dividend payment boosts" on the last page of its financial data section. Here is your dogcatcher 4/27-5/4 rundown for 34 proclaimed those past two weeks.
  • Increases announced the past two weeks ranged $0.0006 per M by EVLMC, to $0.4000 quarterly by JBSS and ranged upward from 0.6% by HCSG and IBM, to 78.6% by NEM.
  • Financial Services companies with seven hikes, Energy with six, and Industrials and utilities with five each, showed the most increases for the past two weeks.
  • 10 top dividend-boosted stocks ranged from 16.87% to 44.68% in estimated net gains calculated from broker targets (including dividends less broker fees).
  • $5k invested in the lowest-priced five in this collection of top yield 10 dividend-boosted dogs showed 0.15% LESS net gain than that from $5k invested in all 10. Bigger, higher-priced dividend-boosted dogs barely ruled this half and half April/May two-week booster 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 April 27 and May 4 combined data from Barron's for 34 dividend-paying stocks as supplemented by analysis powered by YCharts as of May 5.

Watch this space (as the current uncertainty flourishes) for those brave corporations raising payouts in the face of wavering popularity as measured by stock prices.

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Estimated 24.37% To 77.82% Net Gains For 10 Top Dividend-Boosted Stocks Listed As Of 3/30-4/20, 2020

Four of 10 top stocks by yield were among the top 10 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 boosted dividend dogs was deemed by Wall St. Wizards as 40% accurate.

Source: YCharts.com

Projections were based on estimated dividends from $1k 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. 10 probable profit-generating trades projected to May 5, 2021 were:

Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile SA (SQM) was projected to net $446.79, based on the median of estimates from 15 analysts, plus dividends, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to risk 8% less than the market as a whole.

Hess Midstream LP (HESM) was projected to net $431.93, based on the median of target estimates from five analysts, plus dividends, less broker fees. A Beta number was not available for HESM.

Ardagh Group SA (ARD) was projected to net $411.09, based on the median of target estimates from nine analysts, plus dividends, less broker fees. A Beta number was not

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Fredrik Arnold is my pen name. In 2012 I retired from doing quality service analysis in Boston and moved to North Carolina in 2013, thence to Central Oregon in 2018. My fascination with capital preservation, long-term investments, and trading systems keeps me blogging for Seeking Alpha. My articles focus on dividend yields, analyst median 1 yr targets, free cash flow yields, and one-year total returns as stock trading indicators. These are essential tools for catching the most valuable dividend dogs. My dividend dogcatcher premium site in the Seeking Alpha Marketplace shows annual real-time trading results since 2015.

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