For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – May 17, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Lam Research Corp. (LRCX - Free Report) , Anthem Inc. (ANTM - Free Report) , Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC - Free Report) , Magna International Inc. (MGA - Free Report) and Dollar General Corp. (DG - Free Report) .
Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:
5 Top-Ranked Dividend Growth Stocks for Rising Rates
Though the prospect of faster-than-expected rates hikes and rising bond yields have diminished the appeal of dividend stocks, applying some smart beta strategies to the dividend investing world could fetch higher returns in a rising rate environment.
In particular, stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth are usually of high quality and deliver excellent risk-adjusted returns in the longer term. When compared with the ones that pay out high yields, dividend growth stocks form a healthy portfolio, with more scope for capital appreciation.
Inside Dividend Growth Stocks
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.
These stocks pose a sustainable business model, a long track of profitability, rising cash flows, good liquidity, a strong balance sheet and some value characteristics. All these superior fundamentals make dividend growth a promising investment as opposed to their traditional dividend counterparts. Further, a history of strong dividend growth indicates that a future hike is likely. This makes the portfolio healthy and safe.
Furthermore, these have a long history of outperformance over the long term. However, it does not necessarily mean that they have the highest yields.
And that's what we're screening for today…
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