High Yield Dividend Champion Portfolio – January Update

The High Yield Dividend Champion Portfolio is a publicly tracked stock portfolio on Scott’s Investments.  The goal is to capture quality high yield stocks with a history of raising dividends.

The screening process for this portfolio starts with the “Dividend Champions” as compiled by DRIP Investing. The list is comprised of stocks that have increased their dividend payout for at least 25 consecutive years. Stocks are then ranked on yield, P/E and 3 year dividend growth rate and assigned an overall rank.

Stocks are sold on the re-balance date (generally around the 5th of the month) when they drop out of the top 15 (to limit turnover) and are replaced with the next highest rated stock.

The top 25 stocks are below and displayed in order of their overall ranking (figures are from the end of November, “999” indicates a N/A value):

Name Symbol Yield P/E 3-yr
Target Corp. TGT 3.8 13.71 8.7
Altria Group Inc. MO 3.7 8.93 8.3
Archer Daniels Midland ADM 3.19 18.82 10.1
AT&T Inc. T 5.14 18.69 2.1
Kimberly-Clark Corp. KMB 3.22 19.91 5.6
United Bankshares Inc. UBSI 3.91 18.29 1
Old Republic International ORI 3.55 15.72 1.4
Leggett & Platt Inc. LEG 3.02 19.32 5
Weyco Group Inc. WEYS 2.96 18.58 5.1
Sonoco Products Co. SON 2.94 19.54 6.6
Realty Income Corp. O 4.47 46.74 5
People’s United Financial PBCT 3.69 20.55 1.5
Black Hills Corp. BKH 3.16 22.86 5.1
Consolidated Edison ED 3.25 21.29 3.1
National Fuel Gas NFG 3.02 16.64 2.6
National Retail Properties NNN 4.41 35.35 4.1
Computer Services Inc. CSVI 2.67 19.38 15.8
ExxonMobil Corp. XOM 3.68 27.24 4.3
Genuine Parts Co. GPC 2.84 21.3 5.3
Eagle Financial Services EFSI 2.75 14.1 4.6
Universal Health Realty Trust UHT 3.54 23.18 1.6
Coca-Cola Company KO 3.23 43.7 6.2
Community Trust Banc. CTBI 2.8 17.13 3.2
Mercury General Corp. MCY 4.68 29.85 0.4
Helmerich & Payne Inc. HP 4.33 999 2.2
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