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 are then ranked on yield, P/E and 3 year dividend growth rate and assigned an overall rank.
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 25 stocks are below and displayed in order of their overall ranking (figures are from the end of February):
|Altria Group Inc.||MO||3.26||10.26||8.6|
|T. Rowe Price Group||TROW||3.2||14.93||12.4|
|Helmerich & Payne Inc.||HP||4.1||999||28.8|
|Old Republic International||ORI||3.67||12.94||1.4|
|Weyco Group Inc.||WEYS||3.07||19.15||5.8|
|Eagle Financial Services||EFSI||3.2||15.19||2.6|
|National Retail Properties||NNN||4.02||38.02||3.6|
|Genuine Parts Co.||GPC||2.82||20.85||6.4|
|Sonoco Products Co.||SON||2.78||18.91||5.9|
|Archer Daniels Midland||ADM||2.73||21.65||16.4|
|Wal-Mart Stores Inc.||WMT||2.88||16.16||3.3|
|Mercury General Corp.||MCY||4.25||44.42||0.4|
|Leggett & Platt Inc.||LEG||2.77||18.77||4.1|
There is turnover in one position this month. Kimberly-Clark (KMB) will be sold for a one month capital gain of 10.01% since its original purchase date of 2/6/2017. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase Weyco Group Inc. (WEYS).
The current portfolio is below:
|Position||Initial Purchase Date||Cost Basis||Current Value||Percentage Gain/Loss Excluding Dividends|
The portfolio equity curve is below: