The High Yield Dividend Champion Portfolio is a publicly tracked stock portfolio on Scott’s Investments. Its goal is to capture quality high yield stocks with a history of raising dividends.
The screening process for this portfolio starts with the “Dividend Champions” as compiled by DRIP Investing. The list is comprised of stocks that have increased their dividend payout for at least 25 consecutive years. Stocks from the Dividend Champion list are then ranked on yield, payout ratio, P/E, and 3 year dividend growth rate.
Stocks are sold on the re-balance date (generally around the 5th of the month) when they drop out of the top 15 (to limit turnover) and are replaced with the next highest rated stock.
The top 15 stocks are below and displayed in order of their overall ranking (figures are August month-end):
|Helmerich & Payne Inc.||HP||4.66||49.11||116.13||10.54|
|Wal-Mart Stores Inc.||WMT||3.03||41.00||10.98||13.54|
|Universal Health Realty Trust||UHT||5.57||55.65||1.29||10.00|
|Eagle Financial Services||EFSI||3.48||45.71||2.26||13.15|
|Tompkins Financial Corp.||TMP||3.20||44.80||4.99||14.00|
|Old Republic International||ORI||4.71||59.68||1.41||12.67|
|Community Trust Banc.||CTBI||3.53||48.82||1.60||13.82|
|Sonoco Products Co.||SON||3.56||54.26||3.36||15.24|
|T. Rowe Price Group||TROW||2.89||45.61||12.38||15.76|
EFSI is not eligible for purchase due to its low liquidity.
There is no turnover this month, so all positions will be held until next month.
The current portfolio is below:
|Position||Initial Purchase Date||Percentage Gain/Loss Excluding Dividends||Current Allocation|
The portfolio’s equity curve along with three benchmarks is below: