South Jersey Industries
The CAPS Stock Screener is one of my favorite tools, because adding the views of peers (CAPS Star Rating) can always be helpful. Today we're going to look at some 5 Star Utilities, and come up with a winning investment. Additional criteria on this preliminary screen included P/E (0-20), Dividend Yield (>3%), and Return on Equity (>10). Here are the 5 star competitors.
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This year I, like many other investors, have discovered the allure of dividend-paying companies. I have narrowed my focus to a subset of companies that is termed “Dividend Growth,” which analyzes companies not only for their excellent dividend-paying histories, but also for the potential for those dividends to grow substantially in the future.
To this end, I look at a company’s dividend paying – and raising – history, its 5-year average more »
This year is the year of the dividend stocks, hands down. Investors, spooked by recent events, have come to recognize the wisdom of owning stocks that provide a reliable stream of income in addition to offering upside potential. Once considered stodgy and old-fashioned, dividend-paying stocks are the favorites of the day.
I recommended these five utilities in May and June of 2011. Since then, the share prices have remained relatively stable despite turmoil in the markets. I still suggest them because of their healthy growth prospects, and for some, there are dividend payments.