McMurtry Investment Report & Model Portfolios

How to pick dividend paying stocks

June 17, 2023

Do not simply purchase the highest yielding securities

Analyze the financial condition of the company to ensure that their dividend is sustainable

Compare the current dividend to the free cash flow. If it is above 100%, the company is borrowing to pay their dividend.

Review the current and projected growth in operating cash flow to determine if the company has the ability to increase their dividend.

Purchasing a company with a low dividend yield that has a rising dividend stream is preferable to buying a high dividend yield security.


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