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Stocks In The Middle Of The Milk Bucket That Don't Know If They Want To Rise Or Settle To The Bottom

Summary

Twenty-four of my stocks are floating in the middle of the milk bucket.

These stocks range in average annual returns from 8.5% to 9.9%.

These stocks are on my watch list.

These stocks fall into a gray area.  My previous criteria was average annual returns of 8.5% with the dividend paid in cash.  Recent market movement have raised the S&P500 index up to 9.6% so I reset my goals to a minimum of 10%.

So for now I am just watching these stocks because I have some worse long term performers located at this SA link:
https://seekingalpha.com/instablog/697765-as10675/5098133-stocks-mine-settled-bottom-milk-bucket

Symbol : Description : Yield % : Average Annual Return
AFL : AFLAC INC : 2.0000 : 9.8%
NWBI : NORTHWEST BANCSHARES INC : 3.8600 : 9.7%
TLP : TRANSMONTAIGNE PARTNERS
: 7.2600 : 9.7%
GAIN : GLADSTONE INVESTMENT  : 6.9800 : 9.7%
PANW : PALO ALTO NETWORKS INC : 0.0000 : 9.7%
YUM : YUM BRANDS INC : 1.4500 : 9.5%
GS : GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC : 1.1900 : 9.4%
HSY : HERSHEY COMPANY : 2.3000 : 9.4%
PEP : PEPSICO INC : 2.7300 : 9.3%
WPC : WP CAREY INC : 5.9600 : 9.3%
APU : AMERIGAS PARTNERS LP : 7.9800 : 9.2%
AEP : AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER  : 3.4700 : 9.1%
CSCO : CISCO SYSTEMS INC : 2.9000 : 9.1%
BUD : ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV SA NV : 3.4200 : 9.1%
NNN : NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES I : 4.5500 : 9.0%
NSRGY : NESTLE SA : 2.6700 : 9.0%
SRE : SEMPRA ENERGY : 3.0300 : 9.0%
UL : UNILEVER PLC : 2.7800 : 8.9%
DEO : DIAGEO PLC : 2.1900 : 8.8%
ED : CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC : 3.3300 : 8.8%
D : DOMINION ENERGY INC : 3.9500 : 8.7%
HEP : HOLLY ENERGY PARTNERS LP : 7.7900 : 8.7%
MS : MORGAN STANLEY : 1.8900 : 8.6%
BAC : BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI : 1.5900 : 8.5%

Disclosure: I am/we are long all stocks listed.