Here’s my selection of dividend stocks that scored highest in my recent screening – for details see below. Briefly, for each stock from NYSE and NASDAQ for areas were assessed: Valuation (V), Profitability (P), Growth (G) and Health (H); then, the overall score (here: Score) was calculated and what you see below is an ordered list of top stocks.

Div yield: dividend yield.

See also my list of top scoring stocks and stocks with poor fundamentals.

Enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment!

# Ticker Total V P G H Sector Industry Div yield
1 KLIC 82.0 70.39 90.87 84.88 81.88 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery 0.84
2 OC 81.31 77.61 82.82 95.74 69.08 Process Industries Containers/Packaging 1.08
3 RGR 80.58 65.6 88.18 87.3 81.25 Consumer Durables Recreational Products 3.99
4 MKSI 79.73 63.2 84.16 96.91 74.64 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery 0.61
5 GHC 79.61 84.96 81.77 96.45 55.26 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services 0.99
6 DLB 79.57 70.37 83.59 86.16 78.17 Technology Services Packaged Software 0.88
7 DAC 78.98 64.39 96.42 94.39 60.74 Transportation Marine Shipping 2.38
8 PBFX 77.45 59.94 97.56 97.53 54.76 Industrial Services Oilfield Services/Equipment 10.42
9 SWKS 77.33 56.21 92.02 93.14 67.95 Electronic Technology Semiconductors 1.24
10 CPLP 77.11 80.61 86.38 73.09 68.34 Transportation Marine Shipping 3.32
11 EBAY 76.75 65.62 86.13 87.09 68.15 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services 0.97
12 WFG 76.58 84.12 65.08 85.71 71.43 Non-Energy Minerals Forest Products 1.05
13 OAS 76.16 69.72 93.84 89.84 51.25 Energy Minerals Oil & Gas Production 1.70
14 BKE 75.43 64.74 92.49 62.6 81.9 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail 3.04
15 SWBI 75.17 80.87 96.03 73.4 50.37 Electronic Technology Aerospace & Defense 1.30
16 SSD 74.89 52.89 84.1 75.19 87.36 Producer Manufacturing Building Products 0.88
17 ADS 74.88 81.83 84.47 97.91 35.3 Technology Services Data Processing Services 0.86
18 OMP 74.67 71.11 87.18 82.81 57.58 Industrial Services Oil & Gas Pipelines 10.51
19 KL 74.35 74.61 84.4 86.19 52.22 Non-Energy Minerals Precious Metals 1.99
20 TSE 74.33 75.0 81.22 93.65 47.43 Process Industries Industrial Specialties 0.65
21 TRI 74.28 77.83 97.83 86.15 35.33 Technology Services Internet Software/Services 1.42
22 HIBB 74.05 63.23 84.1 67.19 81.67 Retail Trade Specialty Stores 1.03
23 EBIX 73.97 92.68 76.5 89.84 36.86 Technology Services Packaged Software 1.04
24 FDS 73.76 42.56 92.73 95.83 63.93 Technology Services Data Processing Services 0.87
25 IDA 73.68 44.31 73.86 91.1 85.45 Utilities Electric Utilities 2.69
26 CTSH 73.49 65.36 83.22 84.58 60.82 Technology Services Information Technology Services 1.24
27 GRMN 73.48 46.17 82.92 91.75 73.1 Electronic Technology Telecommunications Equipment 1.55
28 HOLI 73.25 89.17 67.54 69.9 66.37 Electronic Technology Electronic Equipment/Instruments 1.04
29 CRI 73.13 56.78 71.98 92.91 70.87 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail 1.50
30 MANT 72.87 82.42 72.68 92.38 43.98 Technology Services Packaged Software 1.94
31 OSK 72.59 66.79 71.92 85.25 66.38 Producer Manufacturing Trucks/Construction/Farm Machinery 1.13
32 BCEI 72.54 80.68 71.43 91.0 47.06 Energy Minerals Integrated Oil 3.74
33 MU 72.49 89.41 64.06 84.91 51.59 Electronic Technology Semiconductors 0.54
34 COLM 71.87 51.09 72.94 86.07 77.39 Consumer Non-Durables Apparel/Footwear 1.00
35 RPRX 71.75 53.68 93.19 95.65 44.47 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Major 1.74
36 MOS 70.98 87.96 87.51 89.16 19.3 Process Industries Chemicals: Agricultural 0.93
37 GTN.A 70.77 76.23 67.57 65.9 73.37 Consumer Services Broadcasting 1.59
38 RGLD 70.66 31.53 82.36 96.55 72.22 Non-Energy Minerals Precious Metals 1.09
39 MSFT 70.66 47.57 94.1 97.46 43.49 Technology Services Packaged Software 0.74
40 JOUT 70.64 66.45 66.03 76.12 73.96 Consumer Durables Recreational Products 0.72
41 MGA 70.56 71.96 74.24 94.51 41.53 Producer Manufacturing Auto Parts: OEM 2.14
42 NEP 70.55 37.78 88.89 72.22 83.33 Utilities Alternative Power Generation 3.15
43 MED 70.23 41.45 90.15 92.85 56.46 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services 2.56
44 TROX 70.13 79.73 97.15 69.1 34.54 Process Industries Chemicals: Specialty 1.91
45 SLP 70.0 39.41 83.53 66.31 90.77 Technology Services Packaged Software 0.53
46 NUE 70.0 44.67 82.26 88.72 64.33 Non-Energy Minerals Steel 1.35
47 SGC 69.9 79.74 73.91 59.88 66.08 Consumer Non-Durables Apparel/Footwear 2.03
48 ORCL 69.83 57.39 93.03 93.77 35.14 Technology Services Packaged Software 1.44
49 INTC 69.74 89.46 84.55 79.39 25.57 Electronic Technology Semiconductors 2.58

Methodology

For each stock from NASDAQ and NYSE scores are calculated for each of the following areas:

  • Valuation
  • Profitability
  • Growth
  • Health

The scores are calculated using the indicators shown in colored boxes above. For instance, to assess stock’s profitability, Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE) and Net Margin are taken into account. The algorithm looks up the value of ROA in every stock belonging to the same industry and compares it against the analyzed stock, providing a final rank: if there are 20 stocks and 5 of them have higher ROA, then the ROA-associated score is (20-5)/20 * 100 = 75, meaning that the ROA is better than in 75% of stocks. We want ROA to be higher than in the other companies; sometimes, however, we want the indicator’s value to be lower than in peers, as is the case with Price to Book ratio (P/B).

In the next step, the mean score across ROA, ROE and Net Margin is calculated. Similar calculations are done for stock’s Valuation, Growth and Health. The algorithm starts with Valuation score, then it proceeds with Profitability, Growth and Health scores. Finally, the mean value across all four areas of interest are calculated. Of course, kept were only dividend stocks – here, I chose only those with divident yield > 0.5.

 

Disclaimers

  • What you see here is my personal opinion and should not be treated as an investing advice
  • I’m not an expert stock analyst nor financial advisor

 

Michał, the Investing Scientist.

 

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