SAFE DIVIDEND STOCKS

The Safe Dividend Stocks list contains the highest rated stocks for safety, making them more appropriate for investors concerned more with safe passive income and less with longer-term growth potential. These companies generally maintain low levels of debt, produce consistent free cash flow, generate moderate-to-high returns on equity, and have moderate-to-low payout ratios.

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What Happened? Accenture (ACN) reported second quarter results that caused its stock to drop 3-4% this morning.   Accenture's organic sales grew 6%, and adjusted [...]

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TickerCompany NameSectorIndustryCategoryMarket Cap ($M)Market CapSafety ScoreGrowth ScoreYield ScoreDividend YieldDividend Growth StreakEPS Payout Ratio5yr Median EPS PayoutFCF Payout Ratio5yr Median FCF PayoutEx-Dividend DatePay Date1yr Dividend Growth3yr Dividend Growth5yr Dividend Growth10yr Dividend GrowthAnnual Dividend ($)Dividend Payment ($)Payment FrequencyP/E RatioFree Cash Flow YieldEnterprise Value / SalesEnterprise Value / EBITPrice-to-Book RatioGross MarginOperating MarginProfit MarginFCF MarginReturn on Equity5yr Median ROEROIC5yr Median ROIC1yr Sales Growth5yr Sales CAGR1yr EPS Growth5yr EPS CAGRCurrent RatioDebt to CapitalDebt to CapitalDebt to EquityDebt to EquityNet Debt to EBITNet Debt to EBITEBIT / InterestEBIT / Interest1yr Total Return5yr Total Return CAGR
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company Consumer Staples Agricultural Operations 0.88 26,030 Large: $10B to $100B 90 25 61 2.81 20+ Years 56 37 122 31 02/16/2017 2017-03-14 7 16 13 12 1.3 0.3 Quarterly 21.1 2.2 0.4 16.4 1.52 5.9 2.6 2.1 1.0 7 7.5 5.4 5.4 0 -5 -40 -7 1.6 0.3 Low Debt: 0.1 to 0.3 0.4 Low Debt: 0.2 to 0.5 0.5 Low Risk: < 1.0 5.6 Average Risk: 4x to 8x 21 10
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Business Services Outsourcing 0.86 46,570 Large: $10B to $100B 97 93 48 2.21 20+ Years 59 67 50 53 03/08/2017 2017-04-01 8 6 8 11 2.3 0.6 Quarterly 27.7 4.2 3.8 19.6 12.16 41.4 18.8 12.8 14.6 33 22.5 23.0 22.4 6 3 53 5 1.1 0.3 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 0.5 Average Debt: 0.5 to 1.0 -0.3 Net Cash 31.2 Very Low Risk: > 15x 20 20
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. Utilities Electric Power 0.29 33,338 Large: $10B to $100B 69 15 71 3.48 5+ Years 185 65 -308 213 02/08/2017 2017-03-10 6 5 4 4 2.4 0.6 Quarterly 54.7 3.3 45.4 1.91 65.0 7.4 3.7 -2.2 3 9.2 1.8 4.5 5 2 -19 -21 0.6 0.5 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 1.3 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 17.8 High Risk: > 5.0 1.4 Very High Risk: < 2x 6 16
ATO Atmos Energy Corporation Utilities Gas Distribution 0.33 8,422 Mid: $2B to $10B 91 49 49 2.25 20+ Years 49 51 -73 -105 02/23/2017 2017-03-13 8 6 5 3 1.8 0.5 Quarterly 22.5 3.2 16.0 2.28 52.1 19.9 10.4 -8.7 10 9.4 6.2 5.2 16 -5 19 8 0.5 0.4 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 1.0 Average Debt: 0.5 to 1.0 3.7 Above Average Risk: 2.0 to 5.0 5.8 Average Risk: 4x to 8x 13 27
AVA Avista Corporation Utilities Electric Power 0.4 2,543 Mid: $2B to $10B 72 16 73 3.61 10+ Years 64 70 -182 -121 02/22/2017 2017-03-15 4 4 4 9 1.4 0.4 Quarterly 18.4 3.0 15.1 1.54 100.0 20.1 9.5 -3.4 8 7.9 4.1 3.9 4 -2 3 5 0.9 0.5 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 1.1 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 6.4 High Risk: > 5.0 3.4 High Risk: 2x to 4x 1 14
Free Trial Axis Capital Holdings Limited Finance Property & Casualty Insurance 0.59 5,740 Mid: $2B to $10B 86 74 50 2.28 10+ Years 28 25 34 19 03/29/2017 2017-04-17 17 12 9 9 1.5 0.4 Quarterly 13.1 6.2 1.4 12.2 0.92 0.0 11.3 11.6 9.5 9 12.3 7.1 9.4 3 1 4 136 0.1 Low Debt: 0.1 to 0.3 0.2 Very Low Debt: < 0.2 -0.6 Net Cash 8.8 Low Risk: 8x to 15x 26 20
Free Trial B&G Foods, Inc. Consumer Staples Miscellaneous Food 0.01 2,712 Mid: $2B to $10B 76 85 81 4.58 5+ Years 100 111 44 63 03/29/2017 2017-05-01 25 12 15 3 1.9 0.5 Quarterly 23.5 9.6 3.2 17.4 3.44 32.2 18.3 7.9 17.8 13 13.9 4.4 4.3 21 21 0 11 2.7 0.7 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 2.2 Very High Debt: > 2.0 6.7 High Risk: > 5.0 3.4 High Risk: 2x to 4x 24 17
Free Trial Big Lots, Inc. Consumer Discretionary Discount Retail 0.84 2,154 Mid: $2B to $10B 65 85 45 2.08 < 5 Years 27 18 03/15/2017 2017-03-31 11 1.0 0.3 Quarterly 14.6 10.0 0.4 9.2 3.90 39.8 4.5 2.8 4.2 19 19.9 18.3 18.3 0 1 5 0 1.6 0.4 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 0.7 Average Debt: 0.5 to 1.0 0.5 Low Risk: < 1.0 48.7 Very Low Risk: > 15x 10 2
Free Trial Black Hills Corporation Utilities Electric Power 0.75 3,553 Mid: $2B to $10B 69 19 59 2.69 20+ Years 124 57 -59 -84 02/13/2017 2017-03-01 4 3 3 2 1.8 0.5 Quarterly 48.3 4.3 30.3 2.04 68.3 14.2 4.6 -9.8 4 8.9 1.7 4.4 46 4 -206 2 0.9 0.7 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 1.9 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 14.4 High Risk: > 5.0 1.6 Very High Risk: < 2x 15 18
Free Trial Cardinal Health, Inc. Medical Dental Supplies 0.78 25,455 Large: $10B to $100B 98 91 48 2.21 20+ Years 42 36 33 21 03/30/2017 2017-04-15 16 14 16 18 1.8 0.5 Quarterly 19.5 6.5 0.2 12.3 4.05 5.4 2.0 1.2 2.1 21 18.2 12.4 12.2 5 3 4 10 1.1 0.4 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 0.9 Average Debt: 0.5 to 1.0 1.5 Average Risk: 1.0 to 2.0 13.3 Low Risk: 8x to 15x 4 17


 

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