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Chicago, IL – September 17, 2020 – Stocks in this week’s article are PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM - Free Report) , Superior Group of Companies, Inc. (SGC - Free Report) , Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI - Free Report) , Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN - Free Report) and Target Corporation (TGT - Free Report) .

5 Stocks Promising Solid Dividend Growth

Amid low rates and super-easy Fed policies, dividend investing has been gaining immense popularity. Though the strategy doesn’t offer dramatic price appreciation, it is a major source of consistent income for investors in any type of market.

While there are several dividend stocks, investors should zero in on companies that not only offer dividends but also consistently increase their payouts. This is because stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth as opposed to those that offer high yields form a healthy portfolio with more scope for capital appreciation.

Peeping Into the Strategy

Stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth belong to mature companies, which are less susceptible to large swings in the market, and thus act as a hedge against economic or political uncertainty as well as stock market volatility. At the same time, these offer downside protection with their consistent increase in payouts.

Additionally, these stocks have superior fundamentals that make dividend growth a quality and promising investment for the long term. These include a sustainable business model, a long track of profitability, rising cash flows, good liquidity, a strong balance sheet and some value characteristics. Further, a history of strong dividend growth indicates that dividend increase is likely in the future.

Furthermore, these have a long history of outperformance than the broader stock market or any other dividend-paying stock over the long term. However, it does not necessarily mean that they have the highest yields.

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