Top 35 Dividend Stock Performers of 2013 after 5 Weeks
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The stock market has begun the year with impressive results showing the best month of January since 1997! I wasn’t even trading at that time! Investors are enthusiast about the US economy and it starts showing on the overall market. Known for more modest and stable performance, dividend stocks benefited from this rally as well.

 

On February 12th, I’ve decided to pull out 35 dividend stocks outperforming the S&P500. I’ve included both stock growth to dividend payouts and selected stocks showing a 10% total return minimum. My other metrics were as follow:

Stocks over $10

Paying between 3% and 6% dividend yield

Dividend payout ratio under 75%

P/E ratio under 20

 

I’ve taken off 4 stocks from the original list since I couldn’t get the dividend payout ratio properly from my screener.  This should gives you some interesting stock picking ideas…

 

This makes 35 top performer dividend stocks for 2013:

 

TickerNamePriceDividend YieldPayout RatioIndustryP/E RatioTotal Return
TGHTextainer Group Holdings Ltd43.24.1632.99Transport-Equip&Leasng11.4937.67
HRBH&R Block Inc24.523.2660.35Commercial Serv-Finance18.3132.09
SXLSunoco Logistics Partners LP60.633.654.37Pipelines15.1522.99
BOXSeaCube Container Leasing Ltd235.2247.04Finance-Leasing Compan9.5821.96
TALTAL International Group Inc43.875.6558.79Transport-Equip&Leasng14.6720.59
PETSPetMed Express Inc13.154.560.07Retail-Pet Food&Supplies15.8619.96
FRDFriedman Industries Inc11.954.3543.38Steel-Producers10.5819.47
TUPTupperware Brands Corp76.293.2541.26Consumer Products-Misc15.9218.99
FFFutureFuel Corp13.913.1647.1Energy-Alternate Sources14.8117.57
RMCFRocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc12.393.5563.07Food-Confectionery19.6717.33
NLNL Industries Inc13.233.7730.79Diversified Manufact Op9.915.9
SPLSStaples Inc13.13993.3528.23Retail-Office Supplies14.9415.31
STXSeagate Technology PLC34.824.3512.8Computers-Memory Devices4.6114.81
ALEALLETE Inc46.94.0566.2Electric-Integrated19.8714.45
BLXBanco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA24.294.9436.89Regional Banks-Non US10.5714.22
UVVUniversal Corp/VA56.063.5658.37Tobacco11.7413.57
CINFCincinnati Financial Corp44.48343.6762.98Multi-line Insurance18.5113.43
CACA Inc24.844.0320.47Enterprise Software/Serv12.4813.01
SWYSafeway Inc20.323.4436.31Food-Retail10.1112.33
BKUBankUnited Inc27.423.0635.07S&L/Thrifts-Southern US12.7512.19
FNBFNB Corp/PA11.94.0360.49Commer Banks-Eastern US1412.05
IMKTAIngles Markets Inc19.2833.4235.35Food-Retail10.6211.72
GBCIGlacier Bancorp Inc16.423.4150.48Commer Banks-Western US15.6311.55
PACWPacWest Bancorp27.623.6249.63Commer Banks-Western US14.111.55
CHCOCity Holding Co38.493.6453.22Commer Banks-Southern US13.6511.51
HASHasbro Inc39.964.0155.74Toys14.2211.28
MATMattel Inc40.533.5555.12Toys16.2210.73
AYRAircastle Ltd13.86334.7630.23Finance-Leasing Compan8.1610.61
CFRCullen/Frost Bankers Inc59.943.249.11Commer Banks-Central US15.5810.52
OKSONEOK Partners LP58.924.8257.07Pipelines16.210.5
CLXClorox Co/The80.193.1958.8Consumer Products-Misc18.4310.43
MDPMeredith Corp38.054.2960.36Multimedia13.7310.36
BOHBank of Hawaii Corp48.543.7149.16Commer Banks-Western US13.0110.15
QSIIQuality Systems Inc19.073.6654.43Medical Information Sys18.5510.08
HLFHerbalife Ltd36.213.3120.72Vitamins&Nutrition Prod9.3410.02

 

top dividend stocks 2013My 4 Favorite Dividend Stocks from the List

 

At the beginning of the year, I’ve compiled 30 dividend stock analyses (20 US and 10 Canadian) and created the 2013 Best Dividend Stocks guide. From the Top 35 performer I’ve listed in this article, I have 4 picks in my book! This is without counting Heinz (HNZ) which recently gone up by 20% after the announcement made by Warren Buffett offering $23 Billion to buy the company. It’s still not too late for you to check my top picks 😉

 

STX – Seagate Technology +14.81%

 

The company’s financial metrics are currently very strong. STX has overcome the 2011 flood in Thailand with strong financial results. STX is currently buying back shares along with increasing significantly their dividend payouts (19% in 2012).

 

CA – CA inc +13.01%

 

CA has a low payout ratio (note; it will increase due to the huge dividend growth in 2012) combined with a very high margin (28-29%) is a great combination for any dividend growth stock. Since CA’s core business is to manage complex IT environments and make it more flexible, we can forecast a great future for such a business model. At a relatively low P/E ratio, CA could not only offer a great dividend payout in the future but also offer stock value gains.

 

SWY – Safeway +12.33%

 

Safeway has been able to avoid most of the “Wal-Mart” effect so far due to its leadership position in its markets. It has aggressively bought back shares over the past few years pushing the EPS growth to a higher level while the P/E ratio is lower than its peers. SWY has met financial analysts’ expectations. SWY is part of my book for 2 reasons: high dividend yield and constant dividend growth over the past 5 years.

 

MAT – Mattel +10.73%

 

In October 2012, Mattel topped estimates and even raised Holiday sales forecasts. With a very strong brand portfolio combined with an increasing consumer confidence, MAT is going through the Holidays with a smile. With its world leader position, Mattel will continue to rack-up the sales in 2013. The dividend payout ratio is low and the 5 years dividend growth (12.28%) shows a strong dividend policy.

 

 

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