Starting with over 150 stocks that have increased their dividend for 20+ years, I am left with only 15 to take a deeper look at (my May 2016 Stock Screen):

Name Symbol
AT&T Inc. T
Cincinnati Financial CINF
Community Trust Banc. CTBI
Dover Corp. DOV
Eagle Financial Services EFSI
First Financial Corp. THFF
Sonoco Products Co. SON
T. Rowe Price Group TROW
Target Corp. TGT
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT
Northeast Indiana Bancorp NIDB
Arrow Financial Corp. AROW
Cullen/Frost Bankers CFR
NextEra Energy NEE
Chesapeake Financial Shares CPKF

 

Dividend Stocks I can Quickly Eliminate

Interestingly, this month I ended up with a few thinly traded stocks, and where I don’t shy away from smaller companies these are just too small for even me:

  • EFSI – Market Cap under $100,000,000 with an average of 476 shares traded per day.
  • NIDB – Market Cap under $100,000,000 with an average of 166 shares traded per day.
  • CPKF – Market Cap under $100,000,000 with an average of 558 shares traded per day.

May 2016 Lot Purchase – TROW

I am purchasing T. Rowe Price as my May 2016 Purchase.

  • P/E – 16.3 vs 19.2 Industry Average
  • Operating marign – 44 vs 29.8
  • P/B – 3.9 vs 1.7 Industry Average
  • Yield – 2.79%
  • Payout Ratio 45.20%

I like purchasing stocks that are off of their 52 week high. Today T-Rowe is priced at $74.19 with a 52 week low of $63.57 and a 52 week high of $82.50.

 

 

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