Dividend Challengers with lowest beta ratios originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". I love high-quality dividend growth stocks and the stocks with the longest history of consecutive payments are definitely Dividend Kings and Dividend Champions. But the big disadvantage of them is that they are also highly priced.
You cannot make a greater return with stocks that have a P/E ratio of 22 and grows only at 5 percent. You need real bargains to make big profit with your asset.
This problem can be solved when you look into the dividend potentials. Those stocks haven't yet reached a longer dividend payment history but they can become a great Dividend Champion within the next years. The price ratios are also lower for some companies and you have a better choice to find good investments because out there are around 160 stocks with five or more years of consecutive dividend payments and 207 with a payment between 10 to 25 years.
Today I like to screen the third class of dividend growth stocks by the safest alternatives. The 20 safest dividend growth stocks have a beta ratio between 0.18 and 0.55. All three top picks come from the oil & gas pipeline industry, a branch with very stable sales and future growth perspectives due to the shale gas boom in the United States.
From the 20 safest Dividend Challengers have nine a current buy or better rating.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 26.33 and forward P/E ratio is 16.64. The dividend yield has a value of 4.07 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.98 and price to sales ratio 3.77. The operating margin amounts to 27.08 percent and the beta ratio is 0.40. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.26.
Related stock ticker symbols:
BWP, APU, TGP, OKS, EPB, LO, DUK, SEP, WR, CHL, VZ, CMS, WES, NVE, BAX, AWK, K, THG, KR, GOLD