Most investors don't keep tabs on their companies' fundamental values. That's a mistake. If you take the time to read past the headlines and crack a filing now and then, you're in a much better position to spot potential trouble early. Better yet, you'll improve your odds of finding the underappreciated home run stocks that provide the market's best returns.
We can help you keep tabs on your companies with MyWatchlist.com, our free, personalized stock-tracking service. Here are three dividend stocks for your watchlist.
1. Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications is in the wireline telecom business. Its stock has been hit hard over the past month after the company reported worse-than-expected earnings. Frontier closed on its acquisition of portions of Verizon's wireline business last year and had some integration issues that are affecting earnings. Its cash flow, however, has been more than ample to cover interest payments on its debt and still fund its large 9.3% dividend. I like Frontier better than competitor Windstream
- Add Frontier Communications to your Watchlist.
2. CAPS' Weekly Top Stock Idea: RAIT Financial Trust
Each week, I cull a top stock idea from the pitches on CAPS, The Motley Fool's 170,000-member free investing community. RAIT Financial Trust, a pick from December, caught my eye, since its shares have fallen recently. RAIT, along with competitors American Capital Agency
- Add RAIT Financial Trust to your Watchlist.
3. Suburban Propane Partners
Suburban Propane Partners is a distributor of propane, fuel oil, and natural gas. The stock has fallen slightly over the past month as weather during the company's fiscal first quarter, which ended in December, was warmer than average, causing people to use less propane. While competitor Ferrellgas Partners
- Add Suburban Propane Partners to your Watchlist.
My Foolish bottom line
Consider the three stocks above along with the 13 names in a free report from The Motley Fool's expert analysts, 13 High-Yielding Stocks to Buy Today. A senior retail analyst dubbed one of the picks as "the dividend play of a lifetime." Tens of thousands have requested access to this report, and today I invite you to download it at no cost to you. To get instant access to the names of these 13 high-yielders, simply click here -- it's free.