Seeking Alpha – Top Rated Dividend Stocks for Total Return

Summary

  • 5 names with strong trends and high dividends.
  • 5 names to avoid, despite the dividend yield.
  • A total return approach using Trendrating can improve the selection process.

In this article, I want to look at all companies in the S&P 500 that currently have a dividend yield of at least 3%. Why 3%? Because that is the same yield you can currently get on a 10 year US Treasury. From this list, we can see which names are exhibiting the strongest momentum, as rated by Trendrating’s proprietary model. It’s not a surprise that many of these companies are exhibiting negative trends, as growth has greatly outperformed value for quite some time now. Of the 118 names meeting the criteria, only 29% are rated ‘A’ by Trendrating.

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