How To Profit From The Next Wave Of Dividends

by Louis Navellier | May 9, 2013 12:00 pm

In this low interest rate environment, dividends are still looking great. After all, the S&P 500 currently yields about 2%, 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 you still have to do your homework and screen dividend stocks for fundamental health[1]. 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
AA Alcoa 9-May 1.39% Strong Sell[2]
AAPL Apple 9-May 2.66% Strong Sell[2]
ABC AmerisourceBergen 16-May 1.53% Strong Buy[3]
AMGN Amgen 14-May 1.80% Strong Buy[4]
AVP Avon 10-May 1.03% Hold[5]
BCO Brinks 15-May 1.48% Sell[6]
CF CF Industries 15-May 0.85% Sell[7]
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources 15-May 2.81% Strong Sell[8]
COF Capital One 9-May 2.03% Sell[9]
COG Cabot Oil & Gas 14-May 0.12% Strong Buy[10]
COLM Columbia Sportwear 14-May 1.47% Buy[11]
COST Costco 15-May 1.13% Strong Buy[12]
CVX Chevron 15-May 3.25% Hold[13]
DBD Diebold 15-May 3.80% Strong Sell[14]
DD DuPont 13-May 3.29% Sell[15]
DFS Discover Financial 15-May 6.29% Buy[16]
DUK Duke Energy 15-May 4.15% Buy[17]
EGN Energen 13-May 1.17% Sell[18]
ENB Enbridge 13-May 2.66% Hold[19]
EXC Exelon 13-May 3.49% Sell[20]
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation ADR 14-May 1.68% Sell[21]
GG Goldcorp 14-May 2.11% Sell[22]
GIL Gildan Activewear 14-May 0.86% Strong Buy[23]
GORO Gold Resource 9-May 3.64% Strong Sell[24]
GWW W.W.Grainger 9-May 1.47% Buy[25]
HBI Hanesbrands 16-May 1.57% Strong Buy[26]
HCI Homeowners Choice 15-May 2.70% Strong Buy[27]
HLF Herbalife L 10-May 2.79% Hold[28]
HON Honeywell 16-May 2.13% Buy[29]
JNY Jones Apparel Group 15-May 1.45% Hold[30]
KR Kroger 13-May 1.71% Strong Buy[31]
LLY Eli Lilly 14-May 3.62% Strong Buy[32]
MCO Moody’s 16-May 1.25% Buy[33]
MPC Marathon Petroleum 14-May 1.72% Strong Buy[34]
MRO Marathon Oil 14-May 1.92% Hold[35]
MSFT Microsoft 14-May 2.76% Hold[36]
NTRI Nutrisystem 9-May 8.09% Strong Sell[37]
OMX OfficeMax 13-May 0.69% Strong Buy[38]
PETS PetMed Express 13-May 4.57% Hold[39]
SHW Sherwin Williams 15-May 1.06% Buy[40]
SJM J.M. Smucker 15-May 2.00% Strong Buy[41]
SON Sonoco Products 15-May 3.50% Hold[42]
SPG Simon Property Group REIT 15-May 2.57% Hold[43]
STX Seagate 13-May 3.59% Hold[44]
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd ADR 16-May 2.84% Sell[45]
TGH Textainer Group Holdings 15-May 4.77% Hold[46]
TGT Target 13-May 2.04% Buy[47]
TJX TJX 14-May 1.16% Buy[48]
UPS United Parcel Service 9-May 2.80% Hold[49]
V Visa 15-May 0.73% Strong Buy[50]
WBK Westpac Banking ADR 14-May 5.92% Strong Buy[51]
WHR Whirlpool 15-May 2.04% Strong Buy[52]
XOM Exxon Mobil 9-May 2.76% Sell[53]
  1. screen dividend stocks for fundamental health:
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