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Friday, August 24, 2018

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For August 2018

The CCC list is a wonderful source for dividend growth investors. It contains more than 800 stocks trading on U.S. exchanges with at least 5 consecutive years of increased dividend payments. The accompanying spreadsheet provides fundamental data.

With my monthly 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series, I identify 10 stocks worthy of further research. To create the list, I trim the CCC list to a manageable number of stocks, rank the trimmed list, and assign a 7-star rating to each stock. In my view, stocks rated 5 stars or better are worthy of further analysis.

This month's top 10 list contains five 7-star and five 6-star stocks.

This month I used the new screener available at Simply Safe Dividends to look for very safe stocks with positive free cash flow in each of the last 10 years. Additionally, I screened for stocks with low or very low betas and stocks that have paid a dividend for at least 20 years.
I added stocks produced by the screener (that also appear in the CCC list) to the dividend growth stocks in my portfolio. In all, there were 76 candidates.

To see the top 10 ranked stocks for August 2018, please read this article at Seeking Alpha.

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  1. I see you own MO, but not PM.
    Why have you stayed away from PM, and any interest in buying some?

    1. MO's dividend yield and growth are superior to PM's. And MO's payout ratio makes the dividend safer. Of course, both companies face challenges as regulations impact sales. I'm not really interested in buying PM; if I increase my investment in this space, I'll just buy more MO shares.

  2. Nice list of stocks and thanks for doing the researching. I was looking at CVS at one point might still consider investing in some when I have more extra funds. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks for commenting! I agree -- I might add to CVS again in the future.

  3. Hi man,

    any thoughts on (adding to) IBM ?

    1. Hi, ivaN -- I haven't thought about that much lately. I think I'll wait until the "turnaround" plan shows more evidence that it is working!


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