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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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
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Business Services Outsourcing 0.84 45,793 Large: $10B to $100B 97 86 51 2.22 20+ Years 58 58 49 53 06/07/2017 2017-07-01 8 6 8 11 2.3 0.6 Quarterly 26.6 4.5 3.7 18.9 11.22 41.4 18.8 12.8 14.6 33 22.5 23.0 22.4 5 3 12 5 1.1 0.3 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 0.5 Low Debt: 0.2 to 0.5 -0.4 Net Cash 31.4 Very Low Risk: > 15x 19 20
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. Utilities Electric Power 0.31 33,662 Large: $10B to $100B 70 14 73 3.44 5+ Years 164 64 70 213 05/08/2017 2017-06-09 6 5 4 4 2.4 0.6 Quarterly 48.4 4.9 3.3 38.3 1.91 65.0 7.4 3.7 -2.2 3 9.2 1.8 4.5 -3 2 18 -21 0.5 0.5 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 1.2 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 14.4 High Risk: > 5.0 1.6 Very High Risk: < 2x 6 17
AIZ Assurant, Inc. Finance Multi Line Insurance 0.77 5,839 Mid: $2B to $10B 84 27 45 2.00 10+ Years 25 16 32 25 05/25/2017 2017-06-20 48 19 24 18 2.1 0.5 Quarterly 12.7 6.2 0.9 7.7 1.40 0.0 11.3 7.5 0.7 13 9.3 11.0 7.5 -28 -2 -24 11 0.0 0.2 Low Debt: 0.1 to 0.3 0.3 Low Debt: 0.2 to 0.5 0.3 Low Risk: < 1.0 Very Low Risk: > 15x 29 27
ALE Allete, Inc. Utilities Electric Power 0.5 3,641 Mid: $2B to $10B 82 26 67 3.00 5+ Years 66 69 136 -28 05/11/2017 2017-06-01 3 3 3 4 2.1 0.5 Quarterly 22.5 2.2 3.7 22.2 1.82 64.4 16.7 11.6 5.0 8 7.8 4.8 4.4 10 8 4 3 1.0 0.4 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 0.8 Average Debt: 0.5 to 1.0 6.3 High Risk: > 5.0 3.3 High Risk: 2x to 4x 20 18
ATO Atmos Energy Corporation Utilities Gas Distribution 0.4 8,915 Mid: $2B to $10B 91 48 48 2.13 20+ Years 47 51 -85 -105 05/18/2017 2017-06-05 8 6 5 3 1.8 0.5 Quarterly 22.6 3.2 15.9 2.32 52.1 19.9 10.4 -8.7 10 9.4 6.2 5.2 11 -5 12 8 0.4 0.4 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 0.8 Average Debt: 0.5 to 1.0 3.5 Above Average Risk: 2.0 to 5.0 6.2 Average Risk: 4x to 8x 9 26
Free Trial Avista Corporation Utilities Electric Power 0.39 2,811 Mid: $2B to $10B 71 13 71 3.30 10+ Years 64 65 -1,864 -121 05/23/2017 2017-06-15 4 4 4 9 1.4 0.4 Quarterly 19.8 3.2 15.5 1.66 100.0 20.1 9.5 -3.4 8 7.9 4.1 3.9 4 -2 4 5 1.0 0.5 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 1.1 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 6.1 High Risk: > 5.0 3.4 High Risk: 2x to 4x 2 15
Free Trial AVX Corporation Technology Miscellaneous Electronic Components 0.76 3,047 Mid: $2B to $10B 66 67 56 2.44 5+ Years 58 47 52 39 06/14/2017 2017-06-30 1 8 12 11 0.4 0.1 Quarterly 24.0 4.6 1.5 11.9 1.37 21.7 12.5 9.6 10.7 5 5.7 5.7 5.7 9 -3 5 -4 8.5 0.0 No Debt 0.0 No Debt -6.8 Net Cash Very Low Risk: > 15x 29 12
Free Trial American Water Works Utilities Water Supply 0.23 14,322 Large: $10B to $100B 77 42 47 2.07 5+ Years 57 51 -363 -101 05/03/2017 2017-06-01 10 20 10 1.7 0.4 Quarterly 29.9 6.2 18.8 2.69 100.0 32.7 14.2 -3.3 8 8.8 4.3 4.2 2 4 13 8 0.3 0.5 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 1.4 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 5.7 High Risk: > 5.0 3.3 High Risk: 2x to 4x -1 22
Free Trial Axis Capital Holdings Limited Finance Property & Casualty Insurance 0.57 5,441 Mid: $2B to $10B 82 77 54 2.36 10+ Years 31 18 34 14 06/28/2017 2017-07-17 17 12 9 9 1.5 0.4 Quarterly 13.6 6.7 1.2 11.1 0.88 0.0 11.3 11.6 9.5 9 12.3 7.1 9.4 14 1 -85 136 0.0 0.1 Low Debt: 0.1 to 0.3 0.2 Very Low Debt: < 0.2 -1.0 Net Cash 8.7 Low Risk: 8x to 15x 27 19
Free Trial B&G Foods, Inc. Consumer Staples Miscellaneous Food 0.14 2,383 Mid: $2B to $10B 71 65 86 5.20 5+ Years 84 111 100 63 06/28/2017 2017-07-31 25 12 15 3 1.9 0.5 Quarterly 21.6 5.0 2.8 16.5 3.01 32.2 18.3 7.9 17.8 13 13.9 4.4 4.3 18 21 -13 11 3.5 0.7 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 2.2 Very High Debt: > 2.0 7.0 High Risk: > 5.0 3.3 High Risk: 2x to 4x -19 15


 

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