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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Ideas - Safe Dividend Stocks

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 0.89 25,845 Large: $10B to $100B 90 25 62 2.82 20+ Years 56 37 122 31 02/16/2017 2017-03-14 7 16 13 12 1.3 0.3 Quarterly 21.0 2.2 0.4 16.3 1.51 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 24 10
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Business Services Outsourcing 0.87 46,826 Large: $10B to $100B 97 92 48 2.19 20+ Years 59 67 50 53 06/07/2017 2017-07-01 8 6 8 11 2.3 0.6 Quarterly 27.9 4.2 3.8 19.8 12.25 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 15 20
AEO American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Consumer Discretionary Apparel & Shoe Retail 0.87 2,562 Mid: $2B to $10B 62 36 72 3.52 < 5 Years 43 87 45 51 04/05/2017 2017-04-21 0 0 3 6 0.5 0.1 Quarterly 12.3 7.8 0.6 6.6 2.15 37.9 9.2 5.9 5.7 17 17.6 17.6 17.6 -1 3 -27 9 1.8 0.0 No Debt 0.0 Very Low Debt: < 0.2 -1.1 Net Cash Very Low Risk: > 15x -15 0
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. Utilities Electric Power 0.29 33,630 Large: $10B to $100B 69 15 72 3.47 5+ Years 185 65 -308 213 02/08/2017 2017-03-10 6 5 4 4 2.4 0.6 Quarterly 54.8 3.4 45.6 1.92 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
ALE Allete, Inc. Utilities Electric Power 0.53 3,667 Mid: $2B to $10B 65 23 66 3.02 5+ Years 67 69 155 -28 02/13/2017 2017-03-01 3 3 3 4 2.1 0.5 Quarterly 22.6 1.9 3.9 23.3 1.86 64.4 16.7 11.6 5.0 8 7.8 4.8 4.4 -10 8 137 3 0.7 0.4 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 0.8 Average Debt: 0.5 to 1.0 6.9 High Risk: > 5.0 3.2 High Risk: 2x to 4x 27 15
Free Trial Atmos Energy Corporation Utilities Gas Distribution 0.34 8,414 Mid: $2B to $10B 92 50 50 2.25 20+ Years 49 51 -73 -105 02/23/2017 2017-03-13 8 6 5 3 1.8 0.5 Quarterly 22.4 3.2 16.0 2.27 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 12 27
Free Trial Avista Corporation Utilities Electric Power 0.4 2,645 Mid: $2B to $10B 72 12 72 3.52 10+ Years 64 70 -182 -121 02/22/2017 2017-03-15 4 4 4 9 1.4 0.4 Quarterly 18.9 3.1 15.5 1.58 100.0 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 3 14
Free Trial American Water Works Utilities Water Supply 0.23 14,598 Large: $10B to $100B 78 42 46 2.06 5+ Years 57 50 -244 -101 05/03/2017 2017-06-01 10 20 10 1.7 0.4 Quarterly 30.8 6.3 19.3 2.76 100.0 32.7 14.2 -3.3 8 8.8 4.3 4.2 2 4 0 8 0.3 0.5 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 1.4 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 5.8 High Risk: > 5.0 3.3 High Risk: 2x to 4x 13 22
Free Trial Axis Capital Holdings Limited Finance Property & Casualty Insurance 0.58 5,726 Mid: $2B to $10B 86 66 51 2.28 10+ Years 29 25 35 19 03/29/2017 2017-04-17 17 12 9 9 1.5 0.4 Quarterly 13.2 6.2 1.4 12.1 0.92 0.0 11.3 11.6 9.5 9 12.3 7.1 9.4 3 1 4 136 0.0 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 21 20
Free Trial B&G Foods, Inc. Consumer Staples Miscellaneous Food 0.04 2,795 Mid: $2B to $10B 77 86 81 4.47 5+ Years 102 111 45 63 03/29/2017 2017-05-01 25 12 15 3 1.9 0.5 Quarterly 24.1 9.4 3.2 17.7 3.52 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 32 17


 

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