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.
P/E: Price to Earnings ratio measure the stock price to earnings. This number is used to asses the value of the stock. It is not used in our rating system but is provided in our lists.
Yield: Dividend yield. Shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price. Expressed as a percentage.
Free Cash Flow Yield: Free cash flow yield is found by dividing a company’s cash flow by its market cap and can be used to determine a stock’s value and ability to pay its dividend.
Dividend Growth Rate: The annualized percentage rate of growth that a particular stock’s dividend undergoes over a period of time.
3yr 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)
1yr Return : One year return on a stock