|Bid||90.00 x 1300|
|Ask||94.29 x 900|
|Day's Range||93.07 - 94.22|
|52 Week Range||84.28 - 100.07|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.82|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.35%|
Dividend investing is back in fashion as wild price swings in the stock market and prolonged uncertainties weigh on investor sentiment. Retail companies enjoyed a strong holiday season but online sales continue to eat into brick-and-mortar shops’ margins. Brazil came third as the nation’s stock market soared to all-time highs on positive momentum. Biotechnology shares marked a major reversal on mergers and encouraging trial data. Small caps closed the list as some investors are adding them back to their portfolios. Check out our previous Trends edition at Trending: Brazil Welcomes New President in Hope of Economic Resurgence.
Sage Advisory's three best ETF ideas for a potential slowdown ahead in the U.S. economy include a dividend and value play.
Dividend Aristocrats are a group of S&P; 500 stocks that have boosted their annual dividend payouts for at least 25 consecutive years and whose individual market cap exceeds $3 billion, explains income expert Ned Piplovic, editor of DividendInvestor.
The latest short interest report on November 30 indicated that Illinois Tool Works’ (ITW) short interest has declined marginally from its highest point in 2018, which it reached as of November 2.
Furthermore, over two dozen companies have announced additional dividend increases this month, which could push the year's total to an even higher level. Investors are enjoying the dividend growth due to a surge in company profits following last year's broad corporate tax cuts. “There was a confluence of a couple of things that contributed to dividends that won’t happen again,” Jim Tierney, chief investment officer of concentrated U.S. growth at AllianceBernstein, told the WSJ.
One way of playing some defense in volatile climates is to emphasize the quality factor. Exchange traded funds that can help with that objective include the SPDR MSCI Quality Mix USA ETF (QUS) and the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) . QUS, which is three and a half years old, tracks the equally-weighted MSCI USA Quality Mix A-Series Index, which is a combination of the MSCI USA Value Weighted, MSCI USA Minimum Volatility and MSCI USA Quality Indexes.
As of November 26, Stanley Black and Decker (SWK) traded at ~14.8x its one-year forward earnings. In comparison, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of ~16.90x. The forward PE multiple takes future earnings into consideration.
As a result, investors looking for total returns will likely shift their focus toward dividend income, although there are risks. All told, there are roughly 40 high-dividend-yield ETFs currently available to investors. Thus, investors looking for dividend income in the ETF space have no shortage of options.
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Dividend Aristocrat ETFs lead to a healthy portfolio with a greater scope of capital appreciation as opposed to simple dividend paying stocks or those with high yields.
With the Federal Reserve continuing its course of raising interest rates, some investors may think income stocks and the related exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are vulnerable or destined to produce lagging returns. On the back of recent strength, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG), the largest U.S. dividend ETF by assets, is up 11.3% year-to-date, just ahead of the 10.8% returned by the S&P 500. When it comes to income stocks, data suggest there is more good news than bad on the dividend growth front.
Of the 20 analysts covering Praxair (PX), 65% recommend “buy,” and 35% recommend “hold.” Their target price of $174.50 for Praxair implies a 4.9% return based on the stock’s July 27 price of $166.43.
All holdings must have increased their dividends for at least 20 years, and the ETF weights the portfolio based on yields (higher-yielding stocks make up a higher percentage of total holdings). As such, industries that account for the portfolio's largest share include consumer staples, financials, utilities and industrials. The fund has a 0.35% expense ratio and offers two types of distributions - dividends and capital gains (which management distributes in the fourth quarter).
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Procter & Gamble (PG) continues to be one of the most consumer-friendly stocks. The company has a long history of enhancing shareholders’ returns through higher dividends and share buybacks. During the first half of fiscal 2018, Procter & Gamble returned close to $8 billion in the form of dividends and share repurchases.
RPM International’s (RPM) Consumer segment is the second-biggest contributor to RPM’s overall revenue. The segment had a revenue share of 33% in fiscal 3Q18, compared with 33.4% in fiscal 3Q17, marking a decline of 0.4 percentage points YoY (year-over-year). The segment’s revenue grew 6.4% to $363.4 million in fiscal 3Q18 from $341.4 million in fiscal 3Q17.