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Top 10 High Yield Dividend Stocks For December 2021

Dec. 03, 2021 11:58 AM ETAMGN, ATO, DRI, MMM, MS, MTB, PFG, PM, QSR, PARA, QSR:CA9 Comments


  • I present my top 10 High Yield dividend stocks that are poised to offer strong future returns.
  • The annualized rate of return for this watchlist is 33.42% over the past 13 months.
  • A buy and hold investing approach to the watchlist has performed even better, returning 34.79% on an annualized basis.

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Market Recap

The last few days of November erased all of the early gains for the month. The top 10 high yield stocks from November finished the month with a negative return but they managed to generate

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Comments (9)

Marrk profile picture
Thanks for the article.

Long or added MMM, AMGN, VIAC, MO (instead of PM)
Dividend Yield Theorist profile picture
@Marrk glad you enjoyed it!
Depending on how you calculate the 5 year average yield, that number may be understating the upside and therefore "fair value". I say this because the large increase in the stick price earlier this year had nothing to do with any perceived value and everything to do with a hedge fund that blew themselves up with massive amounts of leverage to buy VIAC.
Dividend Yield Theorist profile picture
@Dollarsandcents events like this unfortunately skew the trailing dividend yield but I don’t think the impact is significant over the course of 5 years. I use the 5 year trailing yield provided by Schwab and to be honest I am not exactly sure how it is computed. I know that different sources state different trailing yields and it’s a very time consuming process to compute it yourself although that would be the optimal method.
@Dollarsandcents - Let me clarify my comment. I believe the stated potential upside may not be a large as you say depending on how the average is calculated
Dividend Yield Theorist profile picture
@Dollarsandcents the average daily dividend yield between 2017 and today is 1.98% which is larger than the trailing yield in my analysis. This would confirm your opinion that the potential upside was overstated in my analysis. I think dividend yield theory should not be interpreted literally, I don’t think VIAC has 82% of upside based on my valuation. But I think the calculation can identify which stocks appear to be better bargains right now. I do use the undervalued percentage in my forecast but I also state that I do not expect any of these stocks to actually hit the forecasted returns. I use this method to narrow down my list of stocks to a smaller list that may offer potentially better future returns vs the other quality dividend stocks that meet all my filters. Thanks for your comment. I think I may reconsider the trailing dividend yield I use in my analysis, I might start computing them myself so I have more assurance the figure I use is correct rather then blindly relying on a stock screener.
Mili21 profile picture
I am sure, you are happy to know that AMGN raised it's dividends by 10%...
Dividend Yield Theorist profile picture
@Mili21 that was very pleasant news to find out today because it means more cash in my pocket!
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