November 2017 Top Performing Dividend Stocks

The following list is the top 60 performing dividend stocks for November 2017. We screened for stocks that have a yield of 1% or more and have included the 2 and 3 year dividend growth rates.

NameSymbolYield2yr Div
Growth %
3yr Div
Growth %
1 Year
Return %
1 Month
Return %
Drive Shack IncDS3.84-25.0-29.242.1968.01
Bristow Group IncBRS1.43-40.4-27.98.7167.16
Valhi IncVHI1.270.0-9.1119.5957.75
Time IncTIME1.67-19.747.416.0155.98
Transact TechTACT2.593.13.2125.241.56
Caledonia MiningCMCL3.698.31.237.9541.02
Servotronics IncSVT1.260.0-23.5937.09
Buckle IncBKE4.313.24.1-1.5834.49
Gannett Co IncGCI5.4950.0-27.0733.72
Rayonier AdvancedRYAM1.470.033.339.6733.12
Kindred HealthcareKND3.02-25.0-16.720.4531.4
Entravision CommEVC2.113.613.35.1730.48
Mattel IncMAT7.08-7.6-5.0-40.9330.21
Himax TechHIMX1.84-10.0-3.774.3128.54
Foot Locker IncFL2.988.511.0-43.0228.21
Meredith CorpMDP3.053.95.22628.07
NetApp IncNTAP1.393.55.656.1527.77
Stage StoresSSI13.82-6.9-1.9-44.4927.59
Red Rock ResortsRRR1.31--33.5227.13
Black Box CorpBBOX9.47-9.1-3.3-73.6726.67
Qualcomm IncQCOM3.
Natures SunshineNATR1.54-25.0-16.7-12.9626.21
Advanced DrainageWMS1.1215.075.010.3525.95
Shoe Carnival IncSCVL1.095.86.9-10.8425.88
Medallion FinancialMFIN1.85-47.5-31.6-23.2325.46
Capella EducationCPLA24.75.2-2.4625.42
Delek US HoldingsDK1.860.00.067.5724.85
China SouthernZNH1.5964.156.863.824.48
CVR Refining LPCVRR7.52-50.0-33.362.9124.44
Abercrombie & FitchANF4.520.00.022.624.21
Hamilton Lane IncHLNE1.02----24.13
Children's Place IncPLCE1.0366.754.731.9523.24
Piper Jaffray CosPJC1.22--13.4423.18
HollyFrontier CorpHFC2.980.41.665.7623.13
Kforce IncKFRC1.893.35.721.522.12
Kelly Services IncKELYB1.0725.016.738.1222.07
Regal EntertainmentRGC4.360.00.0-9.4221.43
Ingles Markets IncIMKTA2.280.0-6.8-36.8721.38
International GameIGT2.91-18.0-7.29.8221.3
Cato CorpCATO8.415.03.3-45.6721.06
Simpson ManufacSSD1.3112.913.927.5321.01
Mid Penn BancorpMPB1.498.015.258.1320.45
Marvell TechnologyMRVL1.
Collectors UniverseCLCT4.770.01.253.5919.93
Canterbury ParkCPHC1.46--50.219.84
American EagleAEO3.040.00.0-10.4219.48
News CorpNWSA1.220.0-43.4119.43
CVR Energy IncCVI6.240.0-11.1102.4419.16
Hormel Foods CorpHRL1.8916.021.73.3818.47
Innospec IncIOSP1.069.010.312.6418.29
News CorpNWS1.220.0-39.9217.92
Juniper NetworksJNPR1.350.033.311.6917.5
GGP IncGGP3.7710.612.2-4.3617.29
China DistanceDL5.04-21.2-7.5-29.3917.21
IDT CorpIDT4.890.72.3-23.2316.85
Rent-A-Center IncRCII2.16-37.5-24.7-1.8216.81
PBF Energy IncPBF3.
Taubman Centers IncTCO4.424.64.8-20.8516.58
Deutsche Bank AGDB1.12-35.4-24.843.1716.42
Kemper CorpKMPR1.360.00.077.4216.36
Bloomin Brands IncBLMN1.5414.6-12.4516.18
Citi Trends IncCTRN1.1858.3-44.9616.17
The RMR Group IncRMR1.66--49.3316.12

High Cash Flow Dividend Stocks

This list has dividend stocks with high dividend growth and the cash flow to keep it going. We paid special attention the payout ratio to make sure none of these companies are paying out more than 70% of earnings as a dividend.

NameSymbolYieldFree Cash
Flow Yield
5yr Div
Growth %
3yr Income
Growth %
Bank of South CarBKSC3.
Applied IndustrialAIT1.874.687.345.88
PetMed ExpressPETS2.124.257.689.84
Kewaunee ScientificKEQU2.3714.67.715.05
Slair BroadcastSBGI2.2714.27.9949.46
Stock Yards BanSYBT2.147.48.3514.73
Maxim IntegratedMXIM2.525.438.4517.23
WVS FinancialWVFC1.819.288.4521.18
Provident FinancialPFS2.947.568.67.57
Independent BankINDB1.846.378.8315.11
McCormick & CoMKC1.943.668.966.68
Glacier BanGBCI2.38.1698.19
Acme UnitedACU1.889.52913.49
Peoples FinancialPFIS2.87.249.1650.71
Royal Bank of CanadaRY3.426.949.278.07
Northrim BanNRIM2.5513.089.35.35
Tiffany & CoTIF2.0759.3434.98
Chico's FASCHS4.0814.749.8611.46
Walgreens BootsWBA2.188.239.9328.28
PT TelekomunikasiTLK2.94.5910.1211.24
Washington TrustWASH2.887.7810.668.74
Foot LockerFL3.9710.5510.7615.67
Worthington IndWOR1.948.6911.4210.57
Lakeland BanLBAI2.076.2711.4618.47
Financial InstitutionsFISI2.797.311.57.74
Best Buy CoBBY2.297.8911.7432.16
Dr Pepper SnappleDPS2.635.1711.8710.72
United FinancialUBNK2.755.3412.251.69
Scotts Miracle GroSMG2.064.9312.7125.09
Schnitzer SteelSCHN2.797.6112.8995.86
JPMorgan ChaseJPM2.096.7613.4611.41
Horizon BanHBNC1.837.3414.66.36
Magna InternationalMGA2.0310.1114.879.17
Sierra BanBSRR2.224.3414.879.53
Lockheed MartinLMT2.345.1415.8121.16
Peoples BanPEBO2.6510.4216.3621.03
Hormel FoodsHRL2.13.9517.8619.15
Pripal FinancialPFG2.6622.2918.1312.99
Lazard LtdLAZ3.416.7119.7534.26
Lowe's CompaniesLOW1.967.6120.210.6
SpartanNash CoSPTN3.218.8621.0221.42
The Home DepotHD2.054.6521.5613.9
Umpqua HoldingsUMPQ3.295.8721.6733.32
Union BanksharesUBSH2.47.4122.4231.12
Infinity PropertyIPCC2.1113.0523.649.7
Texas InstrumentsTXN2.194.4523.9718.47
Infosys LtdINFY2.875.2725.179.82
Universal InsuranceUVE2.2225.6625.4819.01
Advanced SemiASX3.757.7826.3711.51
Wyndham WorldwideWYN2.116.2827.2312.25
j2 GlobalJCOM1.996.3427.4112.34
CVS HealthCVS2.8211.3527.735.01
Columbia BankingCOLB2.084.2928.4720.45
Bank MutualBKMU2.185.8429.0816.23
Cisco SystemsCSCO3.327.6731.486.96
West BanWTBA2.936.7131.5610.86
Cracker BarrelCBRL3.045.6432.2415.18
Southwest GeorgiaSGB2.177.8533.2413.32
Access NationalANCX2.216.4135.787.49
Novo Nordisk A/SNVO2.284.5737.1814.62
First AmericanFAF2.589.3337.9722.55
SunTrust BanksSTI2.085.8952.8111.8
PacWest BanPACW4.477.8356.9598.37
MainSource FinancialMSFG1.896.7172.4513.31
MB FinancialMBFI1.878.7279.2420.93
Cathay General BanCATY2.145.8679.7212.45
Fidelity SouthernLION2.3327.0892.3411.94

What is the DSO rating?

One of our most frequently asked questions is “What is the DSO rating?” You’ll see this phrase located in the top right hand corner of our dividend lists. The DSO (Dividend Stocks Online) rating uses the most important data points available to rate the past performance of dividend stocks. These factors include the dividend yield, the 5 year dividend growth rate, the 3 year net income growth rate, free cash flow yield, the payout ratio and the stocks recent change in value.

Each of these criteria can be used to help evaluate stocks on our high yield dividend stocks list.

Dividend Yield

We like stocks with above average yields and therefore give preference to stocks that have a dividend yield of 4% or more. Stocks with a dividend yield over 12% and under 3% receive a slightly lower rating.

5 Year Dividend Growth Rate

The best dividend stocks to invest in are those that have consistent and strong dividend growth. We give preference in our DSO rating system to stocks that have a 5 year dividend growth rate of 5% or more. Stocks that have a negative growth rate are severely penalized.

3 Year Net Income Growth Rate

Income growth drives stocks higher and increases a company’s ability to pay and grow its dividend. Our rating system rewards companies that have a 3 year net income growth rate of 10% or higher. Lower growth rates receive lower ratings and stocks that have negative income growth rates receive no points from this category.

Free Cash Flow Yield

Free cash flow yield is determined by taking the cash flow per share a company is expected to earn divided by its share price. This ratio is used to determine the value of a stock and the sustainability of the dividend. We look for a cash flow yield that is higher than the dividend yield.

Payout Ratio

A stock’s payout ratio is calculated by dividing its earnings per share by its annual dividend. This expresses the percentage of earnings that are paid out as dividends. This is useful to dividend investors because it helps us understand how sustainable the dividend is at current levels. For example if a company has a payout ratio of 95% we should be concerned that they will not be able to maintain that dividend. We give our highest rating to stocks that have a payout ratio under 65%.

1 Year Performance

This one speaks for itself. We calculate the ROI for shareholders over the last year and give our highest rating to stocks that have gained 10% or more. Stocks that have had negative returns receive our lowest scores.

Consecutive Dividend Increases

While we cannot list the years of consecutive dividend increases on every dividend list we do feature it on our safe dividend stocks list. We go back and add points to stocks that have increased their dividend for 25 consecutive years or more.

No rating system is perfect but we believe our DSO rating can help dividend investors as they research income stocks. Our dividend lists are not buy lists or recommendations. Happy dividend hunting!

Top Dividend Growth Stocks of 2017

Dividend growth is a key metric for dividend stocks. We found 50 stocks that have increased their dividend by 5% or more over the last year. Each of these stocks yields 2% or more, has positive revenue growth over the last year and a payout ratio under 80%.

NameSymbolIndustryYield1 Year
Return %
1 Yr Div
Growth %
WPP PLCWPPGYAdvertising4.41-14.9163.5
Diageo PLCDEOBeverages2.429.5156.1
British American TobaccoBTITobacco3.4418.4448.1
Xinyuan Real Estate CoXINReal Estate7.0915.0533.3
Capital Southwest CorpCSWCAsset Management4.5626.9224.5
PT TelekomunikasiTLKTelecom Services2.98-4.223.9
Peoples Bancorp IncPEBOBanks2.3737.5123.4
First American FinancialFAFInsurance2.5743.9116.7
The Interpublic GroupIPGAdvertising3.55-9.1615.0
The Home Depot IncHDHome Improvement2.0340.7514.5
Southside BancsharesSBSIBanks2.9317.2514.3
National Research CorpNRCIBDiagnostics & Res4.4846.7911.8
China Telecom Corp LtdCHATelecom Services2.68-0.2311.5
Amgen IncAMGNBiotechnology2.5427.7811.3
Carnival CorpCCLLeisure2.2636.4511.1
Penske AutomotivePAGAuto & Truck2.5810.4110.9
Huntington BancsharesHBANBanks2.3233.8110.3
Fidelity NationalFNFInsurance2.6544.529.1
CVS Health CorpCVSHealth Care Plans2.9-14.928.8
Principal FinancialPFGInsurance2.727.318.7
BanColombia SACIBBanks3.351.818.5
Sierra BancorpBSRRBanks2.1451.278.3
Hubbell IncHUBBDiversified2.2224.558.1
Cathay General BancorpCATYBanks2.0144.088.0
Fulton Financial CorpFULTBanks2.3625.767.7
OceanFirst FinancialOCFCBanks2.2134.47.4
Motorola Solutions IncMSICommunication2.0827.827.1
BB&T CorpBBTBanks2.530.117.0
Legg Mason IncLMAsset Management2.636.616.8
The Toronto-DominionTDBanks3.1829.416.7
Dick's Sporting GoodsDKSSpecialty Retail2.71-54.186.7
The Kroger CoKRGrocery Stores2.32-30.556.7
Foot Locker IncFLFootwear4.01-52.716.4
First Business FinancialFBIZBanks2.3218.236.3
Wesbanco IncWSBCBanks2.5326.456.3
AmTrust FinancialAFSIInsurance5.41-49.836.3
United Fire GroupUFCSInsurance2.3119.356.2
The Travelers ComTRVInsurance2.0828.256.1
j2 Global IncJCOMSoftware27.265.9
Infinity PropertyIPCCInsurance2.417.235.8
Stock Yards BancorpSYBTBanks2.0613.645.6
Hasbro IncHASLeisure2.4512.755.5
Erie Indemnity CoERIEInsurance2.5921.665.4
Manulife Financial CorpMFCInsurance3.0146.725.4
Royal Bank of CanadaRYBanks3.4230.385.3
Canadian Imperial BankCMBanks4.4224.295.3
Fidelity D & D BancorpFDBCBanks2.269.615.3
EMC Insurance GroupEMCIInsurance2.8525.265.1
Boston Private FinancialBPFHBanks2.724.175.0
XL Group LtdXLInsurance2.1319.495.0