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Graphs for Seeking Alpha Article - "Dividend Investors: Pick-Up Prudentials"


In May 2020 I published an article called Dividend Investors: Pick up Prudential Financial on Seeking Alpha which contained a number of graphs.

They're hard to read so I've republished them here:

Dividend Value

Total Return:

Dividend Coverage:
Recent posts

Building and Using an Ass-Kicking Dividend Model

Preamble I'm working with some new features in INVRS that makes it easier to screen using custom investment models.  I'm looking through the whole Canadian universe for kick-ass dividend stocks and I'm using the following metrics:
Years of consecutive dividend growth (I set a minimum of eight for this analysis),Dividend coverage,Value relative to historical dividend yield. andTotal return (defined as projected dividend yield plus projected dividend growth). My initial screen is a dividend yield greater than 3%.  There were several hundred and I winnowed these down by running an analysis that extracted the companies that had increased their dividends per share every year for at least the past eight years. And this is where we begin...
Constructing the Template for Year Over Year Dividend Growth To construct this model I selected eight years of dividend per share data, then wrote if(A>B,0,1) eight times, just changing the letters as I went back in time.  This says that if…

Five Good Canadian Dividend Stocks

Five Good Canadian Dividend Stocks Analysis Methodology Refer to the blog post of November 27, 2019 for a description of the method used.
Candidates As of November 27, 2019, the following companies from the universe of all TSX stocks have a dividend yield between  3.54% and 11.80%  and have increased their dividend consecutively for at least five years:
We're looking for companies with positive coverage and less than 75%.
Possible companies include:
We're looking for companies equal to or greater than one.
Possible companies include:
We're going to use a sweet spot criteria of greater than 10% and less than 20%.  Companies include:
AQNENFMFCIPLCU.XTDTCL.ATTCL.BCPXFCD.UNRYCMPPLNACGXUNSLBEIFBCE The Trifecta From a beginning portfolio 99 companies the final five that occupy the centre of th…

Dividend Analysis Framework

Dividend Analysis Framework Using INVRS

A complete dividend analysis can be easily conducted in INVRS.  Some set up is required, but once complete you can run the analysis at will, with only small tweaks necessary to reflect your personal preferences and changing market conditions.

1. Canadian Analysis:  Use INVRS to calculate the current dividend yield of the TSX 60 (average dividend yield of the 60 member stocks).  US analysis: Use INVRS to calculate the average dividend yield of the 500 member stocks.

More details:
Create a portfolio of the 60 Canadian companies and/or a portfolio of the 500 US Companies.  Create a template using the dividend yield metric of your choice.  Options are Dividend Yield Daily (dividends per share / most recent last close price), Forward Dividend Yield (this is a calculation you create - choose the Dividend Rate (most recent dividend multiplied by the number of times the company pays a dividend) and divide by the Current Price,Dividend  Yield Fiscal or Di…

Huntington Ingalls Industries Dividend Analysis

This is a Dividend Analysis on HII Pre-Amble As you may or may not be aware, people can request an analysis on the stock of their choice on INVRS.  Sometimes something very interesting comes of of it and I want to present my finding on the blog.  However, I need to be respectful of the person who requested the stock and give them "alone" time with the information. 

In this case, during the period of silence, the company released quarterly earnings which caused the price of the shares to pop approximately $17.  I re-ran all of the analysis components to reflect the new numbers, and the company still has some favourable elements, but the weak points have to be looked out more carefully, especially since the margin of safety is not what it was earlier in the week.
Company Background Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in the shipbuilding business. It operates through the following business segments: Ingalls, Newport News, and Technical Solutions. The Ingalls segment de…

UFS is Currently a Strong Dividend Investment

Domtar Corp. engages in the design, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of fiber-based products, which includes communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products. It operates through the following segments: Pulp and Paper, and Personal Care. The Pulp and Paper segment is involved in the design, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of communication, specialty and packaging papers, as well as softwood, fluff, and hardwood market pulp. The Personal Care segment consists of the design, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of absorbent hygiene products. The company was founded on March 7, 2007 and is headquartered in Fort Mill, SC.

Founded: 2007

Number of Employees: 10,000
Analysis Framework We looked for industrial stocks with a dividend yield between 3.69% and 9.6% and found 70.  Out of that 70 we removed any that had not increased their dividend each year for the past five years.  That left a portfolio of 21 stocks.  We then ran thre…

Sunny CSIQ

Canadian Solar, Inc. engages in the manufacture of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions. It operates through the Module and System Solutions (MSS), and Energy segments. The MSS segment involves in the design, development, manufacture, and sales of solar power products and solar system kits, and operation and maintenance services. The Energy segment comprises primarily of the development and sale of solar projects, operating solar power projects and the sale of electricity. The company was founded by Shawn Qu in October 2001 and is headquartered in Guelph, Canada.

Founded: 2001

Number of Employees: 12,442

Headquarters: Guelph CA
Analysis Structure This analysis will look at three factors for CSIQ and it's peers:
Quality of Earnings,Valuation, and Growth. We'll look at both relative and absolute numbers.

We're running this model against a portfolio of eight stocks including CSIQ.  The other companies selected were chosen because they were in a…