For February's selection, I start with the top dividend growth stocks held by DGI bloggers and rank those that also appear on the CCC list.
Only one stock earns a 7-star rating this month, while the other nine are all rated 6-stars. I consider stocks rated 5-stars or better worthy of further analysis.
One of the best resources for dividend growth investors is the CCC list, a list of stocks with at least five consecutive years of higher dividend payments.
Maintained by David Fish, the CCC list contains more than 750 dividend growth stocks trading on U.S. exchanges. He updates the list every month and usually writes a Seeking Alpha article announcing the update, such as this one for February.
My monthly 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series identifies 10 CCC stocks worthy of further research. To create the list, I select stocks from the CCC list, rank them, and assign a 7-star rating to each stock. It would be too demanding to rank all the CCC stocks, so I use different screens every month to trim the CCC list to a smaller number of stocks.
To see the top 10 ranked stocks for February, please read this article at Seeking Alpha.
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