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Higher Values, Lower YieldsOne of my favorite comments from the unenlightened is, 'How could you buy XYZ stock? Its price has been flat for over 10 years!' If a company has increasing earnings, cash flow and dividends for 10 years, and there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the company, I am ecstatic if the stock price is flat.
When this occurs the shares purchased today will have a significantly higher initial yield than the ones purchased 10 years ago. Conversely, when share price appreciates at a higher rate than than the dividend grows, the current yield drops.
As a dividend growth investor, the one thing that will generate more income and increase our wealth is the ability to buy undervalued blue-chip stocks.
Chaos Can Bring OpportunityStocks are rarely fairly priced. On any given day, the market is driven by emotion (either fear or greed), but over the long-term it will trend toward a fair mean.
Knowing this, allows us to overcome the emotional hurdle of buying when the market appears to be a total melt-down. The more perceived chaos and fear in the market, the greater our potential opportunity.
A market correction will drive value.
Dividend Stocks Needing A Market CorrectionHere are five stocks that would be a buy today with a 10% correction:
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) is the largest fast-food restaurant company in the world, with about 35,000 restaurants in 119 countries.
Current Yield: 3.0% | Current Stars: 2
10% Correction Yield: 3.3% | 10% Correction Stars: 3
Abbvie Inc. (ABBV) is a global research-based pharmaceuticals business that emerged as a separate entity following its spin-off from Abbott Laboratories at the start of 2013. AbbVie's key drug is Humira for rheumatoid arthritis.
Current Yield: 3.9% | Current Stars: 2
10% Correction Yield: 4.3% | 10% Correction Stars: 3
W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC) is a leading global net-lease REIT that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing solutions for companies worldwide.
Current Yield: 6.5% | Current Stars: 2
10% Correction Yield: 7.1% | 10% Correction Stars: 3
UGI Corp. (UGI) operates propane distribution, gas and electric utility, energy marketing and related businesses through subsidiaries.
Current Yield: 2.8% | Current Stars: 3
10% Correction Yield: 3.0% | 10% Correction Stars: 4
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is the largest retailer in the world, operating a chain of over 10,000 discount department stores, wholesale clubs, supermarkets and supercenters.
Current Yield: 3.2% | Current Stars: 3
10% Correction Yield: 3.6% | 10% Correction Stars: 5
A correction is not something to be feared, but is necessary for and will benefit those with a long-term view. Fearful investors will sell their blue-chip stocks to someone in a down market, and when the chaos occurs I plan on being at the front of the line.
Full Disclosure: No position in the aforementioned securities. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.
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