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20 Best Yielding Stocks From The MidCap Dividend Aristocrats Index

Most investors know the fantastic lists of long term dividend growers, named as Dividend Aristocrats, Champions, Contenders, Challengers or even Achievers.

On the lists are many large caps but smaller capitalized stocks don't jump into your mind if you think at these lists.

Today I like to show you some of the highest yielding MidCap Dividend Aristocrats. Smaller stocks have the advantage to grow faster than large cap holdings. They have a normally a more tighten management structure and could act more dynamic.

Here are the 20 highest yielding S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats sorted by dividend yield from highest to lowest. Each stock has increased its annual dividend 15 or more consecutive years.

Here are the top yielding results in detail...

A Solid Portfolio Of Stocks With A Strong Balance Sheet

A Solid Portfolio Of Stocks With A Strong Balance Sheet (click to enlarge)
Source: Goldman Sachs, MarketWatch

These Military Stocks Profiting Mostly From Wars

Since the conclusion of World War II, the United States and a number of Western European nations have maintained extremely costly military industrial complexes — both in peacetime and during the numerous other conflicts since. 

The United States is far and away the largest defense market, and U.S.-based companies disproportionately comprise the top global arms dealers.

Global military sales from the 100 largest dealers totaled $401 billion in 2014, down by 1.5% — but still substantially higher than in 2002 — according to the latest estimates released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Today I like to show you those military and defense stocks that offer the most values for investors.

Each of the attached results pays a dividend. The results are ranked by market capitalization. There is a huge range of stocks available.

Here are the best choices in my view...

8 Reliable Dividend Payers To Watch

A stock's dividend yield equals the dollar value of the dividend it pays, divided into the dollar value of the stock that pays it. When the price on that equation gets smaller, the number on the other side of the equation gets bigger -- and the dividend yield increases.

For dividend hunters like me, falling stock prices are good. I will only receive a higher dividend when the company pays the same dividend in the future. Reliability is a key issue when you put money into stocks. 

The most important figure to evaluate business stability is to look at the 10 year fundamentals of the company. If you see earnings changes only at a small level, you might have found a non cyclic business model with a solid dominated market position.

Most of our long-term dividend growth stocks have such a not accounted asset. The price we pay for this invisible value is a premium on the book value on the company accounted assets.

Today I like to show you some interesting Dividend Achievers, stocks with more than 10 years of consecutive dividend growth, with attractive fundamentals.

Here are my screening criteria:

- Beta under 0.5
- 5 Year EPS growth predictions over 5%
- Sales of the past 5 years grown over 5%
- Debt to equity under 0.5

Here are the results in detail...