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Should Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) Be Part Of Your Portfolio?

Sadie Atkinson

Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Over the past 10 years, Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) has returned an average of 2.00% per year to shareholders in terms of dividend yield. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at Corning in more detail. See our latest analysis for Corning

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:

  • Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Is it able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
NYSE:GLW Historical Dividend Yield Mar 22nd 18

How does Corning fare?

Corning has a negative payout ratio, meaning that the company is not yet profitable and is paying dividend by dipping into its retained earnings. If dividend is a key criteria in your investment consideration, then you need to make sure the dividend stock you’re eyeing out is reliable in its payments. In the case of GLW it has increased its DPS from $0.2 to $0.72 in the past 10 years. During this period it has not missed a payment, as one would expect for a company increasing its dividend. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock. Compared to its peers, Corning generates a yield of 2.45%, which is high for Electronic stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.

Next Steps:

With this in mind, I definitely rank Corning as a strong dividend stock, and makes it worth further research for anyone who likes steady income generation from their portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company’s fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. Below, I’ve compiled three key factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for GLW’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for GLW’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is GLW worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether GLW is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.