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Chicago, IL – December 4, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article are Intel (INTC - Free Report) , Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO - Free Report) , The Marcus Corp. (MCS - Free Report) , Anthem Inc. (ANTM - Free Report) and ArcBest Corp. (ARCB - Free Report) .

5 Solid Dividend Growth Stocks for Your Portfolio

Dividend-paying securities are the major source of consistent income for investors when returns from the equity market are at risk. Honing in on the growth in this approach leads to a healthy portfolio with a greater scope of capital appreciation as opposed to simple dividend paying stocks or those with high yields.

Why Dividend Growth A Winning Strategy?

Dividend growth stocks offer the best of both worlds –– potential for capital appreciation and rising income even in a volatile market. This is because these stocks belong to mature companies, which are less susceptible to large swings in the market, and simultaneously offer outsized payouts or sizable yields on a regular basis irrespective of the market direction.

Dividend growth reflects 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 stocks promising investments for the long term. Further, a history of strong dividend growth indicates that a hike is likely in the future.

Though these stocks have a long history of outperformance compared with the broader stock market or any other dividend paying stock, it does not necessarily mean that they have the highest yields.

As a result, picking dividend growth stocks appear as winning strategies when some other parameters are also included.

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