The CAPS Screen: 10 Dividend Windfalls

As I’ve noted before, dividend investing is an opportunity to reap ginormous profits in topsy-turvy markets. Of course, the largest dividend harvests are those that have grown. Just ask my fellow shareholders of US Bancorp (NYSE: USB  ) , which has increased its dividend for 36 consecutive years, netting a 13-bagger in the last 20 alone.

With that in mind, I used our new CAPS screening tool to find solid dividend-payers with healthy earnings growth to boot. Below are 10 companies with dividend yields of more than 3%.

They also have:

  • Three-year trailing earnings-per-share growth higher than 15%.
  • Market capitalizations of more than $1 billion.
  • Five-star ratings, the highest possible, from our CAPS community.

Remember, in the first year for which we have data, five-star companies have outperformed with an average gain of nearly 28%.

Company

Share Price

Sector

Market Cap
(in billions)

America Movil (NYSE: AMX  )

$55.86

Technology

$97.2

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE: SID  )

$49.45

Basic materials

$38.0

DuPont (NYSE: DD  )

$48.17

Basic materials

$43.4

Enersis

$18.79

Utilities

$12.3

Golar LNG

$21.19

Services

$1.4

Precision Drilling Trust

$27.35

Basic materials

$3.4

Southern Copper (NYSE: PCU  )

$107.66

Basic materials

$31.7

Telefonica (NYSE: TEF  )

$86.64

Technology

$136.0

Total (NYSE: TOT  )

$89.94

Basic materials

$201.1

United Breweries

$34.34

Consumer goods

$2.2

Data from Motley Fool CAPS and Yahoo! Finance as of May 21.

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Ilan Moscovitz owns shares of US Bancorp but doesn’t own any other companies mentioned in this article. He thinks the CAPS screen is the new four-square. United Breweries and Total are Income Investor recommendations. Precision Drilling Trust is a Global Gains pick. The Fool's disclosure policy calls spikes.


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