Dividends4Life: U.S. blue chip dividend stocks

U.S. blue chip dividend stocks

Posted by D4L | Saturday, October 30, 2010 | | 0 comments »

This screen looks for the best combinations of expected dividend yield, dividend growth annualized over the last five years and strong return on equity. In addition, dividend payout ratios must be less than 50 per cent and earnings estimates must not have declined in the past three months.

Morningstar CPMS is a Toronto-based equity research and portfolio analysis firm. It maintains a database of about 660 of the largest and more liquid stocks in the country and spends a lot of time adjusting for unusual accounting items in each company’s quarterly results to make sure screens can perform correctly. CPMS tested the screen back to 1993 and found that it has returned 11.6 per cent annually since then, compared with the S&P 500 total return index of 7.5 per cent. It has also done well recently, returning 18.8 per cent over the past year versus 10.1 per cent for the S&P 500 total return index, and 5.9 per cent against 0.6 per cent for the same index over the past five years.

Source: Globe and Mail

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