Dividends4Life: Take A Look At Dividend Stocks

Take A Look At Dividend Stocks

Posted by D4L | Sunday, January 04, 2015 | | 0 comments »

With the market for tech and other growth stocks looking a little rough, it may be time to take another look at dividend-paying stocks. Unlike most stocks, where you only get paid when you sell, dividend stocks pay you to own them. Thus, you can make money even if the market goes nowhere. Further, when the market picks up, you might enjoy share price appreciation in addition to the dividends.

A stock’s recent share price action tells you how other investors view its outlook. For this screen, you need stocks that are in uptrends, meaning that, despite short-term volatility, are generally moving up in price. You can limit your list to uptrending stocks by requiring that passing stocks be trading above their 200-day moving average, which is its average closing price over that period. Use the “200 day simple moving average” filter and specify “price above SMA.” My screen turned up six dividend stock candidates: Colony Financial (CLNY), Compuware (CPWR), MFA Financial (MFA), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), Peoples Financial (PCT) and Potash Corp. (POT).

Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

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