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 August):
|Altria Group Inc.||MO||4.16||8.36||8.6|
|Helmerich & Payne Inc.||HP||6.61||999||28.8|
|Archer Daniels Midland||ADM||3.1||17.43||16.4|
|Genuine Parts Co.||GPC||3.26||17.93||6.4|
|W.W. Grainger Inc.||GWW||3.15||18.71||10.4|
|Weyco Group Inc.||WEYS||3.19||17.77||5.8|
|Sonoco Products Co.||SON||3.23||18.28||5.9|
|Old Republic International||ORI||3.98||12.24||1.4|
|United Bankshares Inc.||UBSI||3.93||17.66||1.8|
|T. Rowe Price Group||TROW||2.7||14.47||12.4|
|People’s United Financial||PBCT||4.13||18.56||1.5|
|National Retail Properties||NNN||4.54||36.37||3.6|
|Leggett & Platt Inc.||LEG||3.13||18.17||4.1|
|Computer Services Inc.||CSVI||2.7||18.79||20.9|
|Community Trust Banc.||CTBI||3.1||15.94||2.8|
|Eagle Financial Services||EFSI||3||14.87||2.6|
|Federal Realty Inv. Trust||FRT||3.15||40.68||8.6|
There is turnover in one position this month. Consolidated Edison (ED) was sold for a capital gain of 19.37% and original purchase date of 12/7/16. The proceeds were used to purchase Genuine Parts (GPC). The current portfolio is below:
|Position||Shares||Average Purchase Price||Initial Purchase Date||Cost Basis||Current Value||Percentage Gain/Loss Excluding Dividends|