Dividend Champion Portfolio November Update

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 October month-end):

Name Symbol
Helmerich & Payne Inc. HP
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT
Emerson Electric EMR
ExxonMobil Corp. XOM
Eagle Financial Services EFSI
Chevron Corp. CVX
Universal Health Realty Trust UHT
Community Trust Banc. CTBI
Tompkins Financial Corp. TMP
Questar Corp. STR
Cincinnati Financial CINF
Target Corp. TGT
Old Republic International ORI
Universal Corp. UVV
T. Rowe Price Group TROW

EFSI is not eligible for purchase due to its low liquidity.

There is no turnover this month. The current portfolio is below:

Position Average Purchase Price Initial Purchase Date Percentage Gain/Loss Excluding Dividends Current Allocation
CVX 103.1835 12/6/2012 -10.58% 10.37%
EMR 49.64 8/4/2015 -2.66% 10.59%
ORI 16.22 4/4/2014 14.00% 10.91%
WMT 65.68 10/6/2015 -10.92% 9.35%
TMP 44.46 8/6/2014 28.70% 12.65%
CTBI 36.55 5/5/2014 -3.28% 12.43%
XOM 89.01 4/5/2013 -7.92% 8.28%
HP 90.57 10/6/2014 -35.42% 7.18%
STR 22.8 3/6/2015 -17.81% 8.31%
UHT 55.27 4/8/2015 -13.61% 9.80%