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Only 3 Days Left Before Taitron Components Incorporated (NASDAQ:TAIT) Will Start Trading Ex-Dividend, Should Investors Buy?

Brandy Kinsey

On the 28 February 2018, Taitron Components Incorporated (NASDAQ:TAIT) will be paying shareholders an upcoming dividend amount of $0.03 per share. However, investors must have bought the company’s stock before 12 February 2018 in order to qualify for the payment. That means you have only 3 days left! Investors looking for higher income-generating stocks to add to their portfolio should keep reading, as I examine Taitron Components’s latest financial data to analyse its dividend characteristics. Check out our latest analysis for Taitron Components

5 checks you should use to assess a dividend stock

Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics:

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Can it afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
NasdaqCM:TAIT Historical Dividend Yield Feb 8th 18

How well does Taitron Components fit our criteria?

The current payout ratio for TAIT is negative, meaning that the company is not yet profitable and is paying dividend by dipping into its retained earnings. Reliablity is an important factor for dividend stocks, particularly for income investors who want a strong track record of payment and a positive outlook for future payout. Not only have dividend payouts from Taitron Components fallen over the past 10 years, it has also been highly volatile during this time, with drops of over 25% in some years. This means that dividend hunters should probably steer clear of the stock, at least for now until the track record improves. Relative to peers, Taitron Components generates a yield of 6.25%, which is high for Electronic stocks.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Taitron Components for the dividend. But if you are not exclusively a dividend investor, the stock could still be an interesting investment opportunity. 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 important factors you should further examine:

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.