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Chicago, IL – June 4, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Westlake Chemical Corp. WLK, MKS Instruments Inc. MKSI, Anthem Inc. ANTM, Magna International Inc. MGA and Tetra Tech Inc. TTEK.

Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:

5 Dividend Growth Stocks to Escape Market Turmoil

Dividend investing is once again in vogue thanks to growing political and geopolitical tensions as well as renewed concerns of trade war. In fact, investors are chasing both growth and income in their portfolio. This can be achieved by zeroing in on companies that not only offer dividends but have also have consistently increasing their payout.  

Why Dividend Growth?

Stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth make an investor’s portfolio immune to large swings in stock prices in turbulent times, and thus act as a hedge against economic or political uncertainty. At the same time, these offer downside protection with their consistent increase in payouts.

Additionally, these stocks pose a sustainable business model, a long track of profitability, rising cash flows, good liquidity, a strong balance sheet and some value characteristics. All these superior fundamentals make dividend growth a promising investment as opposed to their traditional dividend counterparts. Further, a history of strong dividend growth indicates that a future hike is likely. This makes the portfolio healthy and safe.

Furthermore, these have a long history of outperformance over the long term. When compared with the ones that pay out high yields, dividend growth stocks form a healthy portfolio, with more scope for capital appreciation. However, it does not necessarily mean that they have the highest yields.

And that's what we're screening for today…

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