After posting Part 2 of our Dividends and Value series we received multiple emails requesting we do the same analysis but for all of the 63 Dividend Aristocrat stocks. To reiterate, Aristocrats have paid and increased their dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years.
Like we do in Part Two, we rank the 63 Dividend Aristocrat stocks on Dividend Yield, P/E, P/S, and Free Cash Flow Yield. The rank for each of the three valuations is twofold. The first ranking is outright. For instance, the stock with the lowest P/E will rank first, and so on. The second ranking is statistically based. We determine where each valuation is versus its 10-year range. For example, Williams Sonoma (WSM), a stock we highlighted in Part 2, has a P/E of 7.08. Its minimum and maximum for the last ten years is 7.08 and 25.69. WSM is at the bottom end of the range. WSM’s P/E is -2.10 standard deviations below its mean and ranks first in this category.
We considered the following factors when screening:
- Dividend Aristocrat
- Top five average ranking based on dividend and valuations and its current valuations versus their respective 10-year range.
The first table below shows the rankings for each category of the top five stocks. The stocks highlighted in green ranked in the top five across the seven categories. The second table shows the valuations and yields for the five stocks.
Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)
Sysco Corporation (SYY)
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)
3M Company (MMM)
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
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Michael Lebowitz, CFA is an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager for RIA Advisors. specializing in macroeconomic research, valuations, asset allocation, and risk management. RIA Contributing Editor and Research Director. CFA is an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager; Co-founder of 720 Global Research.
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