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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Home Run Number 39

Less than six weeks ago, I announced DivGro's 38th Home Run stock, Accenture plc (ACN). In that article, I mentioned that Broadcom Inc (AVGO) was the closest to achieving home run status, with total returns of 94% (or 41% on an annualized basis). 

Today, I'm happy to announce my DivGro's 39th Home Run stock!  

As a dividend growth investor with a long-term investment horizon, I have a reasonable expectation that the majority of my DivGro stocks will someday reach home run status. The longer I'm invested in a stock, the higher is the likelihood that it will double my original capital outlay!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Dividend Increases: October 9-15, 2021

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet we update and publish for free every Friday. 

The spreadsheet provides key data of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

This week, four companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases. One company announced a dividend cut/suspension during this time period.

Monday, October 18, 2021

The Top 10 Dividend Growth Opportunities

This article wraps up my article series on high-quality stocks in each of the GICS sectors. The series of 11 articles presented the 7 highest-ranked dividend growth stocks [DG] in each GICS sector, for a total of 77 stocks. Today, I’m presenting the top opportunities out of these 77 stocks.

I use DVK Quality Snapshots to assess the quality of dividend growth stocks, assigning 0-5 points to each stock based on how they rate on five widely-used quality indicators. The total of these points is a stock’s quality score out of a maximum of 25 points. I rank stocks by sorting them in descending order of quality score. When stocks have the same quality score, I use tie-breaking metrics to rank them. 

This article presents the ten top-ranked stocks out of the 77 DG stocks covered in this series.

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: October 19-November 1, 2021

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

The reason we write these articles is to alert readers so they could buy shares before the cut-off date, and so earn the upcoming dividend. 

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. If you buy a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend. If you buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, you will receive the dividend.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For October 2021

Welcome to another edition of my monthly series of 10 Dividend Growth Stocks. In this series, I rank a selection of dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar and present the ten top-ranked stocks for further research and possible investment. 

To rank stocks, I determine quality scores using DVK Quality Snapshots and sort them in descending order, breaking ties with additional metrics.

This month,
 I screened for Investment Grade stocks with high trailing total returns over the past decade and trading below my risk-adjusted Buy Below prices.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Dividend Increases: October 2-8, 2021

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet we update and publish for free every Friday. 

The spreadsheet provides key data of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

Last week, only two companies announced dividend increases and there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: October 12-25, 2021

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. If you buy a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend. If you buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, you will receive the dividend.

In this article series, we provide a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

Friday, October 8, 2021

7 Best Utilities Sector Dividend Stocks

Today’s article concludes my article series identifying high-quality stocks in each GICS sector

My watchlist of dividend growth stocks is Dividend Radar, a list of stocks trading on U.S. Exchanges with dividend increase streaks of five or more years. Dividend Radar is a free resource for dividend growth investors, maintained and published every Friday by Portfolio Insight. The latest edition (dated October 1, 2021) contains 744 stocks, of which 58 fall in the Utilities sector.

I use DVK Quality Snapshots to assess the quality of dividend growth stocks, assigning 0-5 points to each stock based on how they rate on five widely-used quality indicators. The total of these points is a stock’s quality score out of a maximum of 25 points. I rank stocks by sorting them in descending order of quality score. When stocks have the same quality score, I use tie-breaking metrics to rank them. 

This article presents the seven top-ranked stocks in the Utilities sector.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

September 25-October 1, 2021

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet we update and publish for free every Friday. 

The spreadsheet provides key data of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

This week, seven companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases, including three of my DivGro holdings. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: October 5-18, 2021

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

The reason we write these articles is to alert readers so they could buy shares before the cut-off date, and so earn the upcoming dividend. 

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. If you buy a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend. If you buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, you will receive the dividend.

Monthly Review Of DivGro: September 2021

Once a month, I review my portfolio of dividend growth stocks, DivGro. My goal with these reviews is to share updates to my portfolio and to detail the dividends I received during the month. I also look at how DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) has changed.

In September, I added shares to six existing positions and twelve DivGro stocks announced dividend increases. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 5.9% in September. Year over year, PADI increased by 15.7%.

As for dividend income, in September I received dividends totaling $4,632 from 48 stocks in my portfolio, a year over year increase of 13%. So far in 2021, I've collected $27,762 in dividends or about 80% of my 2021 income goal of $34,500.

Friday, October 1, 2021

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For October 2021

Welcome to October's edition of my monthly series of high-quality dividend growth stocks suitable for further analysis and possible investment. 

I select DG stocks from Dividend Radar which tracks stocks trading on U.S. Exchanges with dividend increase streaks of at least five years. Dividend Radar is maintained and published by Portfolio Insight every Friday as a free resource to DG investors.

To highlight different DG stocks every month, I use different screens to narrow down approximately 750 Dividend Radar stocks. This month, I screened for Dividend Contenders trading well below my Buy Below prices with solid growth and income prospects, and safe dividends.