5 'A+' Dow Dividend Stocks Worth a Look
Five of these exceptional companies are well-known Dow dividend stocks:
- American Express
- Home Depot
- Kraft Foods
Collectively, these five stocks yield 2.04% -- considerably less than the Dow Jones Industrial Average as a whole. However, TheStreet Ratings' stock model projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends.
Our Buy, Hold or Sell ratings designate how we expect these stocks to perform against a general benchmark of the equities market and interest rates.
We consider each of these stocks to be strong buys.
As always, stock ratings should not be treated as gospel -- rather, use them as a starting point for your own research. A detailed analysis of each stock's rating appears on the following pages:
Growth -- 5.0 out of 5 stars
Measures the growth of both the company's income statement and cash flow. On this factor, AXP has a growth score better than 90% of the stocks we rate.
Total Return -- 4.0 out of 5 stars
Measures the historical price movement of the stock. The stock performance of this company has beaten 70% of the companies we cover.
Efficiency -- 3.5 out of 5 stars
Measures the strength and historic growth of a company's return on invested capital. The company has generated more income per dollar of capital than 60% of the companies we review.
Price Volatility -- 5.0 out of 5 stars
Measures the volatility of the company's stock price historically. The stock is less volatile than 90% of the stocks we monitor.
Solvency -- 5.0 out of 5 stars
Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios. The company is more solvent than 90% of the companies we analyze.
Income -- 3.5 out of 5 stars
Measures dividend yield and payouts to shareholders. The company's dividend is higher than 60% of the companies we track.
Growth -- 4.5 out of 5 stars
Measures the growth of both the company's income statement and cash flow. On this factor, DIS has a growth score better than 80% of the stocks we rate.