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TickerCompany NameSectorIndustryCategorySizeSize_DetailsSafety ScoreGrowth ScoreYield ScoreDividend YieldDividend_Growth_StreakEPS_PayoutFive_year_EPS_PayoutFCF_PayoutFive_year_FCF_PayoutEx_Dividend_DatePay_DateOne_year_dividend_growthThree_year_dividend_growthFive_year_dividend_growthTen_year_dividend_growthAnnual_DividendDividend_AmountPayment_FrequencyPE_RatioFCF_YieldEV_SalesEV_EBITPB_RatioEntry DateEntry PriceSPY_PriceStock ReturnS&P 500 ReturnRelative ReturnEntry_Date_TwoResearch
MCD McDonald's Corporation Consumer Discretionary Food & Restaurants 0.69 106315 Mega: > $100B 92 60 65 2.9 20+ Years 68.0 56 64 73 02/27/2017 03/15/2017 5 5 7 14 3.8 0.9 Quarterly 24.2 4.4 5.2 17.1 -65.3 07/07/2015 $96.68 201.4 38.5 16.8 21.8 07/07/2015
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. Utilities Diversified Communications Services 0.43 202115 Mega: > $100B 87 26 83 4.7 10+ Years 71.0 50 82 40 01/06/2017 02/01/2017 3 3 3 5 2.3 0.6 Quarterly 15.3 5.7 2.4 11.4 9.1 06/30/2015 $46.61 199.3 14.3 18.0 -3.7 06/30/2015
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) Consumer Staples Soap & Cleaning Preparations 0.64 232026 Mega: > $100B 99 51 65 2.9 20+ Years 49.0 67 71 57 01/18/2017 02/15/2017 2 4 5 8 2.7 0.7 Quarterly 16.6 4.2 3.8 18.4 4.3 07/01/2015 $79.72 200.9 21.0 17.0 4.0 07/01/2015
Free Trial Free Trial Consumer Staples Tobacco 0.61 143376 Mega: > $100B 95 51 71 3.3 20+ Years 89.0 80 92 86 12/20/2016 01/10/2017 8 8 8 -3 2.4 0.6 Quarterly 27.5 3.5 5.9 17.5 48.3 07/15/2015 $51.23 203.9 50.8 15.3 35.4 07/15/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Energy Integrated Oil 0.91 335528 Mega: > $100B 52 10 74 3.7 20+ Years 175.0 33 2,398 97 02/08/2017 03/10/2017 3 7 10 9 3.0 0.8 Quarterly 38.2 0.2 1.6 36.0 1.9 07/31/2015 $79.29 203.8 10.8 15.4 -4.5 07/31/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Utilities Electric Power 0.02 22577 Large: $10B to $100B 96 19 75 3.8 20+ Years 66.0 66 710 201 02/13/2017 03/15/2017 3 3 2 2 2.8 0.7 Quarterly 18.2 0.5 3.0 14.6 1.5 07/02/2015 $59.14 200.7 32.8 17.2 15.6 07/02/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Business Services Waste Removal Services 0.7 31947 Large: $10B to $100B 96 56 52 2.3 10+ Years 66.0 77 53 56 11/30/2016 12/16/2016 6 4 4 6 1.6 0.4 Quarterly 29.1 4.3 3.1 18.9 6.0 07/13/2015 $47.93 203.0 57.5 15.8 41.7 07/13/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Consumer Staples Soft Drinks 0.53 156363 Mega: > $100B 98 69 62 2.8 20+ Years 65.0 53 57 51 03/01/2017 03/31/2017 7 10 8 10 3.0 0.8 Quarterly 23.7 4.8 2.8 17.7 12.2 07/10/2015 $95.55 200.8 18.2 17.1 1.2 07/10/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Medical Pharma 0.74 325790 Mega: > $100B 98 79 60 2.7 20+ Years 56.0 53 55 47 02/24/2017 03/14/2017 7 7 7 8 3.2 0.8 Quarterly 21.1 4.9 4.3 16.1 4.5 06/25/2015 $99.12 203.1 25.2 15.7 9.4 06/25/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Finance Investment Management 1.29 17251 Large: $10B to $100B 93 67 66 3.0 20+ Years 45.0 43 2,435 73 12/13/2016 12/29/2016 4 12 12 15 2.2 0.5 Quarterly 15.0 0.1 3.8 9.3 3.5 07/29/2015 $77.56 204.0 -4.1 15.2 -19.4 07/29/2015 Free Trial


 

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