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Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: Caseys General Stores, Becton, Dickinson and Company, ArcBest, Tetra Tech and Nexstar Media

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Chicago, IL – January 21, 2019– Stocks in this week’s article include Caseys General Stores Inc. CASY, Becton, Dickinson and Company BDX, ArcBest Corp. ARCB, Tetra Tech Inc. TTEK and Nexstar Media Group Inc. NXST. Kevin Matras screens for companies showing their 'first' profit and explains why they are ones to watch.

Screen of the Week written by Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research:

5 Cheap Dividend Stocks That Offer Growth

Amid heightened volatility and uncertainty, investors are looking for both income and growth in their portfolio. This can easily be achieved by honing in on stocks that not only offer dividends but also consistently increase their payout.

Dividend Growth: A Winning Strategy

Stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth as opposed to those that have high yields form a healthy portfolio with more scope for capital appreciation. This is because these stocks act as a hedge against economic or political uncertainty as well as stock market volatility. Simultaneously, these offer outsized payouts or sizable yields on a regular basis irrespective of the market direction.

Additionally, these stocks have superior fundamentals that make dividend growth a quality and promising investment for the long term. These include a sustainable business model, a long track of profitability, rising cash flows, good liquidity, a strong balance sheet and some value characteristics. Further, a history of strong dividend growth indicates that dividend increase is likely in the future.

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