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Every day Dividend Channel screens through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock's trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock's valuation (whether we think it looks ''cheap'' or ''expensive'').

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market's returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ''cheap'' or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking our coverage universe daily using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing those lists with our subscribers.

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As a subscriber to the Dividend Channel Premium Newsletter, you will receive our daily DividendRank lists in the following categories:

  • S.A.F.E. Domestic & International Dividend Stocks — To make our S.A.F.E. lists, a stock must display these qualities: S. Solid return — hefty yield and strong DividendRank characteristics; A. Accelerating amount — consistent dividend increases over time; F. Flawless history — never a missed or lowered dividend; E. Enduring — at least two decades of dividend payments for domestic stocks; at least a half decade for International.
  • Socially Responsible Dividend Stocks — To make our Socially Responsible list, a stock had to be recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially respons ible investment, through analysis of social and environmental criteria. Environmental criteria include considerations like the environmental impact of the company's products and services, as well as the company's efficiency in terms of its use of energy and resources. Social criteria include elements such as human rights, child labor, corporate diversity, and the company's impact on society — for instance, taken into consideration would be business activities tied to weapons, gambling, tobacco, and alcohol.
  • Top Ranked With Recent Insider Buying — There's an old saying on Wall Street that there are many different reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy: the expectation that you will make money. So when top management or directors of a company take their hard-earned cash and buy their own company's stock in the open market, investors are wise to take notice. This DividendRank list considers only those stocks that have experienced insider buying within the past 180 days.
  • Top Ranked By Sector — The top DividendRank'ed stocks by sector: (1) Business Services & Equipment; (2) Construction; (3) Consumer Goods; (4) Consumer Services; (5) Energy; (6) Financial; (7) Healthcare; (8) Industrial; (9) Manufacturing; (10) Materials; (11) Media; (12) Metals & Mining; (13) Real Estate; (14) Technology; (15) Transportation; (16) Travel & Entertainment; (17) Utilities.

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