Our DSO rating system is used to identify the best dividend stocks based on historical dividend stock data. Historical data does not guarantee future performance. Our dividend lists are not buy lists and you should not make a decision to buy or sell a stock based on our data or ratings. Consult a financial advisor before making any investment decisions.
Yrs of Div Increase: The number of consecutive years a stock has increased its dividend.
Yield: Dividend yield. Shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price. Expressed as a percentage.
Dividend Growth Rate: The annualized percentage rate of growth that a particular stock’s dividend undergoes over a period of time.
1yr Net Income Growth %: The annualized percentage rate of growth for net income.
Payout Ratio: The percentage of earnings paid to shareholders in dividends. (Usually, we want this to be low).
5yr Yield Avg: The average yield for a given stock over the last 5 years. Stocks below their 5-year yield average may be slightly overbought. Stocks yielding higher than their 5 year average may be undervalued. There are many other factors to consider however so the 5-year yield average cannot be used to determine stock value on its own.
1yr Return % : One year return on a stock.
Rating: Stocks are rated 1-100. Yield and dividend growth statistics are given a higher weight when determining each score. Payout ratio, revenue growth, average yield valuation and one year return are all given equal weighting. Ratings are based on historical performance and are for informational purposes only. They give no indication of how a stock will perform in the future. Do not use lists on this site as a buy, sell or hold list. Consult a financial advisor before making any investment decision.