Includes: ADM • CAH • GLW • GPS • HCI • HOG • NEE • NOV • MIC • QCOM • RS • TESS • UNP • VZ
Once a month, I rank a selection of David Fish's CCC stocks to identify top candidates for further analysis. The list of CCC stocks is updated monthly and contains all U.S.-listed stocks that have paid increasing dividends for at least 5 consecutive years.
The CCC list is divided into three categories based on the number of consecutive years of increases: Dividend Champions (25 or more years), Dividend Contenders (10-24 years), and Dividend Challengers (5-9 years). The latest list (dated 5/29/15) contains 722, with 105 Champions, 251 Contenders, and 366 Challengers.
I apply a series of filters to reduce the number of stocks to a more manageable number. The filters are designed to remove unlikely candidates from consideration. They are based on things like yield, growth rate, P/E and PEG ratio, and dividend increase history. I'm careful to retain a minimum number of stocks for each of the 10 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) sectors.
To see the top 10 stocks by rank and the 10 sector winners, please read this article at Seeking Alpha.