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Chicago, IL – December 26, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are Lithia Motors Inc. LAD, D.R. Horton, Inc. DHI, McGrath RentCorp MGRC, SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. SSNC and The Allstate Corp. ALL.
5 Top-Ranked Dividend Growth Stocks for 2020
With the bull market raging on, dividend stocks seem a better bet for 2020. This is because these products offer payouts and stability simultaneously. Investors can witness rise in current income while anticipating capital appreciation to continue irrespective of market conditions.
In particular, focusing on growth level in this strategy leads to higher returns. Stocks with a strong history of dividend growth year over year form a healthy portfolio with greater scope for capital appreciation as opposed to simple dividend-paying stocks or those that have high yields.
Why Dividend Growth Investing Is Better?
Stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth belong to mature companies, which are less susceptible to large swings in the market, and thus act as a hedge against economic or political uncertainty as well as stock market volatility. At the same time, these offer downside protection with their consistent increase in payouts.
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.
Moreover, a history of dividend growth year over year leads to a healthy portfolio with greater scope of capital appreciation as opposed to simple dividend paying stocks or those with high yields. Although these stocks do not necessarily have the highest yields, they have outperformed for a longer period than the broader stock market or any other dividend-paying stock.
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