Get Ready For the Next Dividend Rush

by Louis Navellier | March 14, 2013 7:37 pm

Get Ready For the Next Dividend Rush

Remember back to the dividend rush at the end of 2012. Fearing higher tax rates caused by the Fiscal Cliff, big blue chips made a point to get their dividends out before the end of the year. And the way things are shaping up, the dividends are going to be even bigger than they were last year.

In this low interest rate environment, dividends are still looking great. After all, the S&P 500 currently yields about 2.1%, and that is a heck of a lot better than you can get through most savings accounts. On top of this, dividends do two important things:

  1. First, a generous dividend payment lowers a stock’s volatility. I’d much rather own a stock that’s stable rather than one that scatters all over the place.
  2. They also tell me how much money a company really has. If the company is willing to part with cash in the form of a dividend payment, then I know they really earned it.

But as I mentioned last week[1], you still have to do your homework and screen dividend stocks for fundamental health. Stock selection remains critical with dividend stocks, because if you choose them correctly, you can make a fortune both as your invested capital appreciates over the years—and as the quarterly dividend grows.

And now is the perfect time to do so because we’re coming up on a bunch of ex-dividend dates over the next few weeks. I’ve listed the big dividends below, as well as my current Portfolio Grader ranking for each of these stocks.

Symbol

Company

Ex-Dividend

Yield

My Take

A[2] Agilent

28-Mar

1.12%

Sell[3]

AAP[4] Advance Auto

20-Mar

0.30%

Sell[5]

ACE[6] Ace Limited

26-Mar

2.21%

Buy[7]

AGNC[8] American Capital

18-Mar

15.16%

Buy[9]

AGU[10] Agrium

26-Mar

0.96%

Hold[11]

AM[12] American Greetings

25-Mar

3.75%

Hold[13]

ATVI[14] Activision

18-Mar

1.27%

Buy[15]

AVGO[16] Avago Technologies

21-Mar

2.11%

Sell[17]

BBY[18] Best Buy

19-Mar

3.24%

Sell[19]

CHH[20] Choice Hotels

28-Mar

1.89%

Strong Buy[21]

DDS[22] Dillard’s

26-Mar

0.25%

Buy[23]

DE[24] Deere

26-Mar

2.23%

Hold[25]

DELL[26] Dell

27-Mar

2.24%

Sell[27]

DK[28] Delek

22-Mar

1.02%

Strong Buy[29]

DOW[30] Dow

26-Mar

3.85%

Sell[31]

HBC[32] HSBC

20-Mar

6.64%

Hold[33]

HNZ[34] Heinz

21-Mar

2.84%

Strong Buy[35]

HUM[36] Humana

26-Mar

1.51%

Sell[37]

KGC[38] Kinross Gold

19-Mar

2.07%

Sell[39]

LVS[40] Las Vegas

19-Mar

2.63%

Sell[41]

MW[42] Men’s Wearhouse

15-Mar

2.48%

Sell[43]

NTE[44] Nam Tai Electronics

26-Mar

1.41%

Strong Buy[45]

NVO[46] Novo Nordisk

21-Mar

1.33%

Buy[47]

PCG[48] PG&E

26-Mar

4.20%

Sell[49]

SPLS[50] Staples

26-Mar

3.53%

Sell[51]

TRP[52] TransCanada

26-Mar

3.92%

Hold[53]

TUP[54] Tupperware

18-Mar

3.18%

Buy[55]

TWI[56] Titan International

26-Mar

0.09%

Sell[57]

WDC[58] Western Digital

26-Mar

1.98%

Buy[59]

WIN[60] Windstream

26-Mar

11.30%

Strong Sell[61]

XRX[62] Xerox

26-Mar

2.68%

Hold[63]

Endnotes:
  1. as I mentioned last week: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/blog/archive/2013/03/danger-of-chasing-dividends-ctl-mo.html
  2. A: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=A
  3. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=A
  4. AAP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAP
  5. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AAP
  6. ACE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ACE
  7. Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACE
  8. AGNC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AGNC
  9. Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AGNC
  10. AGU: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AGU
  11. Hold: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AGU
  12. AM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AM
  13. Hold: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AM
  14. ATVI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ATVI
  15. Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATVI
  16. AVGO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AVGO
  17. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVGO
  18. BBY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BBY
  19. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBY
  20. CHH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CHH
  21. Strong Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHH
  22. DDS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DDS
  23. Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=dds
  24. DE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DE
  25. Hold: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DE
  26. DELL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DELL
  27. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DELL
  28. DK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DK
  29. Strong Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DK
  30. DOW: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DOW
  31. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DOW
  32. HBC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HBC
  33. Hold: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HBC
  34. HNZ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HNZ
  35. Strong Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HNZ
  36. HUM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HUM
  37. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HUM
  38. KGC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KGC
  39. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KGC
  40. LVS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=LVS
  41. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=LVS&submit=submit&type=site
  42. MW: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MW
  43. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=MW&submit=submit&type=site
  44. NTE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NTE
  45. Strong Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=NTE&submit=submit&type=site
  46. NVO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NVO
  47. Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=NVO&submit=submit&type=site
  48. PCG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PCG
  49. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=PCG&submit=submit&type=site
  50. SPLS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SPLS
  51. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=SPLS&submit=submit&type=site
  52. TRP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TRP
  53. Hold: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=TRP&submit=submit&type=site
  54. TUP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TUP
  55. Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=TUP&submit=submit&type=site
  56. TWI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWI
  57. Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=TWI&submit=submit&type=site
  58. WDC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WDC
  59. Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=WDC&submit=submit&type=site
  60. WIN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WIN
  61. Strong Sell: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=WIN&submit=submit&type=site
  62. XRX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=XRX
  63. Hold: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=xrx&submit=submit&type=site

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