For the High Yield Crowd

Hi all,

This table contains all the stocks in my followed universe with a current yield greater than 5%. Be forwarned that some of these names have considerable issues and risk associated with ownership of their shares. A dividend cut may be imminent but as far as I know has not been announced.

The order is in decreasing attractiveness of the dividend based on my ranking methodoligy.

Divi
Current 5-Yr Years
Ticker Company Dividend Quote Yield MRI CAGR Growth Sector
MED Medifast, Inc $6.56 $108.36 6.05% 15.49% 38.66% 5 Years Consumer Cyclical
PETS Pet Med Express $1.20 $19.52 6.15% 7.14% 9.57% 12 Years Healthcare
WHR Whirlpool Corporation $7.00 $134.81 5.19% 25.00% 9.73% 11 Years Consumer Cyclical
VFC VF Corp. $2.00 $29.91 6.69% 2.04% 4.80% 48 Years Consumer Cyclical
HCSG Healthcare Services Group Inc. $0.86 $12.09 7.07% 2.30% 2.50% 17 Years Industrials
SMG Scotts Miracle-Gro Company $2.64 $42.75 6.18% 0.00% 4.48% 12 Years Basic Materials
VZ Verizon Communications $2.61 $37.97 6.87% 1.95% 2.03% 17 Years Communication Services
INTC Intel Corp. $1.46 $25.77 5.67% 5.04% 7.02% 7 Years Technology
PRU Prudential Financial Inc. $4.80 $85.78 5.60% 4.35% 9.86% 13 Years Financial Services
T AT&T Inc. $1.11 $15.34 7.24% -46.63% -10.38% 0 Years Communication Services
LEG Leggett & Platt Inc. $1.76 $33.22 5.30% 4.76% 4.10% 28 Years Consumer Cyclical
BEN Franklin Resources $1.16 $21.52 5.39% 3.57% 7.71% 25 Years Financial Services
WU Western Union Company $0.94 $13.50 6.96% 0.00% 6.07% 7 Years Financial Services
MMM 3M Company $5.96 $110.50 5.39% 0.68% 4.86% 63 Years Industrials
VTRS Viatris Inc $0.48 $8.52 5.63% 9.09% #DIV/0! 0 Years Healthcare
DOW Dow Inc. $2.80 $43.93 6.37% 0.00% 0.00% 0 Years Basic Materials
IBM International Business Machines $6.60 $118.81 5.56% 0.61% 1.03% 22 Years Technology

I own VFC.

Rich

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Hi again,

Interesting that the table turned out pretty good. A slide bar at the bottom allows viewing of the entire table. Cool! If you hover the cursor over the table a “Expand” button appears and if you click it the whole table pops up for viewing. Really cool!

Anyway, I decided to track the performance of these stocks going forward. So, I invested $10K in each name, hypothetically, rounding off the share count to result in full shares (no fractional shares) and using Yahoo’s portfolio tracker.

It’s the start of a new quarter so a good time to do something like this. It’s noteworthy that SPY is down 25.6% from it’s 52-week high at the time of purchase.

Here’s the purchase info:

Price Annual
Ticker Shares Paid Amount Dividend
BEN 465 $21.52 $10,007 $539.40
DOW 228 $43.93 $10,016 $638.40
HCSG 827 $12.09 $9,998 $707.25
IBM 84 $118.81 $9,980 $554.40
INTC 388 $25.77 $9,999 $566.48
LEG 301 $33.22 $9,999 $529.76
MED 92 $108.36 $9,969 $603.52
MMM 90 $110.50 $9,945 $536.40
PETS 512 $19.52 $9,994 $614.40
PRU 117 $85.78 $10,036 $561.60
SMG 234 $42.75 $10,004 $617.76
T 652 $15.34 $10,002 $723.72
VFC 334 $29.91 $9,990 $668.00
VTRS 1174 $8.52 $10,002 $563.52
VZ 263 $37.97 $9,986 $686.43
WHR 74 $134.81 $10,000 $519.25
WU 741 $13.50 $10,004 $696.54
$169,931 $10,327
Yield = 6.1%

I’ll try to check in now and then and post how the port performs. If I forget, please remind me.

Rich

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I own 6 of these out of about 20 in individual stocks, so it’s probably going to correlate pretty well with my portfolio, for good or bad.

IBM, INTC, PETS, T, VTRS, VZ. VTRS, mostly because it was spun off from PFE and I decided to hold onto it.

Hi all,

Well, it’s been about a month since we created this hypothetical portfolio. Let’s check in and see how it’s doing. Here’s the table I put together to track things with:

High Yield Port Dividend Annual Current Value Value
Price Invested When Dividend Current Current Annual Current Change Change
Ticker Shares Paid Amount Purchased Purchased Quote Dividend Dividend Value Dollars %
BEN 465 $21.52 $10,007 $1.16 $539.40 $23.33 $1.16 $539.40 $10,848 $842 8.4%
DOW 228 $43.93 $10,016 $2.80 $638.40 $49.03 $2.80 $638.40 $11,179 $1,163 11.6%
HCSG 827 $12.09 $9,998 $0.86 $707.25 $13.62 $0.86 $711.22 $11,264 $1,265 12.7%
IBM 84 $118.81 $9,980 $6.60 $554.40 $136.96 $6.60 $554.40 $11,505 $1,525 15.3%
INTC 388 $25.77 $9,999 $1.46 $566.48 $28.20 $1.46 $566.48 $10,942 $943 9.4%
LEG 301 $33.22 $9,999 $1.76 $529.76 $33.38 $1.76 $529.76 $10,047 $48 0.5%
MED 92 $108.36 $9,969 $6.56 $603.52 $107.64 $6.56 $603.52 $9,903 $(66) -0.7%
MMM 90 $110.50 $9,945 $5.96 $536.40 $124.84 $5.96 $536.40 $11,236 $1,291 13.0%
PETS 512 $19.52 $9,994 $1.20 $614.40 $22.31 $1.20 $614.40 $11,423 $1,428 14.3%
PRU 117 $85.78 $10,036 $4.80 $561.60 $105.06 $4.80 $561.60 $12,292 $2,256 22.5%
SMG 234 $42.75 $10,004 $2.64 $617.76 $50.40 $2.64 $617.76 $11,794 $1,790 17.9%
T 652 $15.34 $10,002 $1.11 $723.72 $18.32 $1.11 $723.72 $11,945 $1,943 19.4%
VFC 334 $29.91 $9,990 $2.00 $668.00 $28.25 $2.00 $668.00 $9,436 $(554) -5.5%
VTRS 1174 $8.52 $10,002 $0.48 $563.52 $9.70 $0.48 $563.52 $11,388 $1,385 13.8%
VZ 263 $37.97 $9,986 $2.61 $686.43 $37.24 $2.61 $686.43 $9,794 $(192) -1.9%
WHR 72 $134.81 $10,000 $7.00 $504.00 $133.33 $7.00 $504.00 $9,600 $(400) -4.0%
WU 741 $13.50 $10,004 $0.94 $696.54 $12.81 $0.94 $696.54 $9,492 $(511) -5.1%
Totals $169,931 $10,312 $10,316 $184,086 $14,154 8.3%
Yield = 6.07% 5.60%

As luck would have it the timing of the purchase was just about perfect - right at the markets recent low. Another casual observation is that this high yield port is much more volatile compared to the dividend growth and my own ports.

The only dividend increase for this port came from HCSG and amounted to an annual increase of $3.97.

The portfolio value is up $14,154 or 8.3%. Not bad for 1 month. According to SA, the S&P 500 is slightly negative over the past 1 month (-0.39%).

Rich

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