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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 0.67 125721 Mega: > $100B 78 29 58 2.6 20+ Years 54.0 65 88 73 02/28/2018 03/15/2018 6 5 6 10 4.0 1.0 Quarterly 22.8 2.7 6.5 16.2 -36.3 07/07/2015 $96.68 197.5 77.0 39.4 37.7 07/07/2015
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. Utilities Diversified Communications Services 0.55 197651 Mega: > $100B 73 16 83 4.9 10+ Years 60.0 50 180 40 01/09/2018 02/01/2018 2 3 3 3 2.4 0.6 Quarterly 12.5 2.7 2.5 10.1 7.0 06/30/2015 $46.61 195.5 18.1 40.8 -22.7 06/30/2015
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) Consumer Staples Soap & Cleaning Preparations 0.66 199159 Mega: > $100B 99 45 73 3.5 20+ Years 48.0 59 74 59 01/18/2018 02/15/2018 2 3 5 8 2.8 0.7 Quarterly 13.9 4.7 3.3 15.6 3.6 07/01/2015 $79.72 197.0 8.2 39.7 -31.5 07/01/2015
Free Trial Free Trial Consumer Staples Tobacco 0.6 121287 Mega: > $100B 85 46 80 4.4 20+ Years 80.0 80 113 86 03/14/2018 04/10/2018 8 8 8 -2 2.8 0.7 Quarterly 8.0 3.5 5.2 14.1 10.0 07/15/2015 $51.23 200.0 36.6 37.7 -1.0 07/15/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Energy Integrated Oil 0.83 311877 Mega: > $100B 71 26 79 4.2 20+ Years 100.0 35 85 99 02/09/2018 03/09/2018 3 4 7 8 3.1 0.8 Quarterly 24.0 4.9 1.7 07/31/2015 $79.29 199.9 3.7 37.7 -34.0 07/31/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Utilities Electric Power 0.1 23581 Large: $10B to $100B 94 7 75 3.8 20+ Years 69.0 62 -177 200 02/13/2018 03/15/2018 3 3 3 2 2.9 0.7 Quarterly 19.0 3.3 15.3 1.4 07/02/2015 $59.14 196.8 42.0 39.9 2.1 07/02/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Business Services Waste Removal Services 0.75 37474 Large: $10B to $100B 90 66 49 2.2 10+ Years 62.0 77 45 58 03/08/2018 03/23/2018 4 4 4 6 1.9 0.5 Quarterly 27.9 4.6 3.3 18.4 7.1 07/13/2015 $47.93 199.2 92.1 38.2 53.9 07/13/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Consumer Staples Soft Drinks 0.66 159896 Mega: > $100B 98 56 63 2.9 20+ Years 64.0 57 66 51 03/01/2018 03/30/2018 7 8 8 8 3.2 0.8 Quarterly 23.3 4.2 2.7 16.8 12.0 07/10/2015 $95.55 197.0 27.5 39.7 -12.2 07/10/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Medical Pharma 0.82 355002 Mega: > $100B 99 89 57 2.5 20+ Years 57.0 53 46 47 02/26/2018 03/13/2018 5 6 7 7 3.4 0.8 Quarterly 23.0 5.4 4.9 17.7 4.8 06/25/2015 $99.12 199.3 43.9 38.2 5.7 06/25/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Finance Investment Management 1.28 28233 Large: $10B to $100B 98 75 55 2.4 20+ Years 37.0 43 590 73 03/14/2018 03/29/2018 6 9 11 12 2.8 0.7 Quarterly 18.9 0.3 5.7 12.3 5.1 07/29/2015 $77.56 200.1 61.1 37.6 23.6 07/29/2015 Free Trial


 

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