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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 0.73 109748 Mega: > $100B 88 52 61 2.8 20+ Years 67.0 65 73 73 02/27/2017 03/15/2017 5 5 7 14 3.8 0.9 Quarterly 24.7 3.7 5.5 17.4 -49.9 07/07/2015 $96.68 200.5 46.6 18.3 28.3 07/07/2015
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. Utilities Diversified Communications Services 0.45 187364 Mega: > $100B 89 16 84 4.9 10+ Years 72.0 50 166 40 04/06/2017 05/01/2017 3 3 3 5 2.3 0.6 Quarterly 14.7 2.9 2.3 10.8 8.0 06/30/2015 $46.61 198.4 10.6 19.6 -8.9 06/30/2015
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) Consumer Staples Soap & Cleaning Preparations 0.64 227113 Mega: > $100B 100 53 67 3.1 20+ Years 37.0 67 53 57 04/19/2017 05/15/2017 2 4 5 8 2.8 0.7 Quarterly 16.3 4.2 3.7 18.1 4.3 07/01/2015 $79.72 200.0 19.9 18.6 1.3 07/01/2015
Free Trial Free Trial Consumer Staples Tobacco 0.61 140554 Mega: > $100B 98 52 70 3.4 20+ Years 80.0 80 130 86 03/13/2017 04/10/2017 8 8 8 -3 2.4 0.6 Quarterly 10.0 2.5 5.8 17.1 11.0 07/15/2015 $51.23 203.0 51.1 16.8 34.2 07/15/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Energy Integrated Oil 0.88 342526 Mega: > $100B 52 10 74 3.7 20+ Years 160.0 35 212 99 02/08/2017 03/10/2017 3 7 10 9 3.0 0.8 Quarterly 43.1 1.8 1.6 46.2 1.9 07/31/2015 $79.29 202.9 10.0 16.9 -6.9 07/31/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Utilities Electric Power 0.05 24490 Large: $10B to $100B 96 12 72 3.5 20+ Years 66.0 62 -466 201 05/15/2017 06/15/2017 3 3 2 2 2.8 0.7 Quarterly 19.3 3.2 15.0 1.6 07/02/2015 $59.14 199.8 43.4 18.7 24.7 07/02/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Business Services Waste Removal Services 0.74 32980 Large: $10B to $100B 99 72 51 2.3 10+ Years 62.0 75 46 58 03/08/2017 03/24/2017 6 4 4 6 1.7 0.4 Quarterly 28.0 4.9 3.1 18.4 6.1 07/13/2015 $47.93 202.2 62.0 17.3 44.7 07/13/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Consumer Staples Soft Drinks 0.58 163047 Mega: > $100B 98 65 59 2.6 20+ Years 69.0 57 59 51 03/01/2017 03/31/2017 7 10 8 10 3.0 0.8 Quarterly 26.2 4.5 2.8 18.1 14.6 07/10/2015 $95.55 200.0 25.8 18.6 7.2 07/10/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Medical Pharma 0.8 332841 Mega: > $100B 99 68 58 2.6 20+ Years 54.0 53 53 47 02/24/2017 03/14/2017 7 7 7 8 3.2 0.8 Quarterly 20.7 4.9 4.4 15.8 4.7 06/25/2015 $99.12 202.3 30.3 17.3 13.0 06/25/2015 Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Finance Investment Management 1.28 17436 Large: $10B to $100B 93 61 67 3.1 20+ Years 46.0 43 2,469 73 03/14/2017 03/30/2017 4 12 12 15 2.3 0.6 Quarterly 15.3 0.1 3.8 9.4 3.6 07/29/2015 $77.56 203.1 -1.3 16.8 -18.0 07/29/2015 Free Trial


 

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