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The High Yield Dividend Champion Portfolio is a publicly tracked stock portfolio on Scott’s Investments. The 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 November, “999” indicates a N/A value):
|Altria Group Inc.||MO||3.7||8.93||8.3|
|Archer Daniels Midland||ADM||3.19||18.82||10.1|
|United Bankshares Inc.||UBSI||3.91||18.29||1|
|Old Republic International||ORI||3.55||15.72||1.4|
|Leggett & Platt Inc.||LEG||3.02||19.32||5|
|Weyco Group Inc.||WEYS||2.96||18.58||5.1|
|Sonoco Products Co.||SON||2.94||19.54||6.6|
|Realty Income Corp.||O||4.47||46.74||5|
|People’s United Financial||PBCT||3.69||20.55||1.5|
|Black Hills Corp.||BKH||3.16||22.86||5.1|
|National Fuel Gas||NFG||3.02||16.64||2.6|
|National Retail Properties||NNN||4.41||35.35||4.1|
|Computer Services Inc.||CSVI||2.67||19.38||15.8|
|Genuine Parts Co.||GPC||2.84||21.3||5.3|
|Eagle Financial Services||EFSI||2.75||14.1||4.6|
|Universal Health Realty Trust||UHT||3.54||23.18||1.6|
|Community Trust Banc.||CTBI||2.8||17.13||3.2|
|Mercury General Corp.||MCY||4.68||29.85||0.4|
|Helmerich & Payne Inc.||HP||4.33||999||2.2|
There is turnover in one position this month. Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP), a holding since October 2014, will be sold for a capital loss of 10.84%. The proceeds will be used to purchase United Bankshares Inc. (UBSI).
The current portfolio is below:
|Position||Shares||Average Purchase Price||Initial Purchase Date||Cost Basis||Current Value|
|Current Portfolio Value (excluding recent dividends):||$297,999.95|