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High-Yield Dividends

High-Yield Dividends

29.31k followers16 symbols Watchlist by Motif Investing

The High-Yield Dividend payers will continue to distribute dividends and can provide steady capital appreciation at the same time in the current low yield environment.

Curated by Motif Investing


Some companies are better at returning cash to shareholders than others. In today's near-zero interest rate environment, these companies separate themselves from the pack by offering an attractive combination of a composite yield of 4.6% and a 10-year track record of not cutting dividend payments.

What's more, companies with the confidence and discipline to return large amounts of cash to shareholders have often been in demand from income and value investors. Little wonder, given that between 1930 and 2012, dividends have contributed 42% percent of the S&P 500's total return.

How did we choose these stocks?

We identified US-listed stocks and American Depository Receipts of companies that are engaged in activities relevant to this watchlist's theme. We then filtered out companies that have a share price of less than $1.00 or a market capitalization less than $100 million, and excluded illiquid stocks by screening companies for liquidity i.e. average bid-ask spreads, dollar volume traded etc. Finally the proprietary Motif Optimization Engine determined the constituent stocks. Learn more about how we select our watchlists.

Who made these selections?

Motif is an online brokerage built on thematic portfolios of up to 30 stocks and ETFs. Founded in 2010 by Hardeep Walia, Motif combines complex proprietary algorithms with skilled advisers to develop these thematic portfolios. Learn more about our team.

How are these weighted?

First, we determined each company's percentage of total revenue derived from this watchlist's theme. Second, we applied a pure-play factor to give greater relative weight to companies that derive a higher percentage of their revenue from this theme. Finally, we weighted each company by its market capitalization adjusted for revenue exposure to the theme.

More details on how we build and weight watchlists are available here.


WatchlistChange today1-month return1-year returnTotal return
High-Yield Dividends-1.84%+32.32%-13.33%+9.14%

16 symbols

SymbolCompany nameLast priceChange% changeMarket timeVolumeAvg vol (3-month)Market cap
CVXChevron Corporation76.3-1.91-2.44%4:02 pm GMT-416.02M9.11M142.47B
CATCaterpillar Inc.145.33-7.06-4.63%4:00 pm GMT-44.27M3.18M78.70B
COPConocoPhillips34.36-1.51-4.21%4:00 pm GMT-410.02M6.82M36.85B
BBYBest Buy Co., Inc.105.97+0.39+0.37%4:00 pm GMT-42.09M2.56M27.43B
GRMNGarmin Ltd.94.26-2.07-2.15%4:00 pm GMT-4862.96k863.06k18.03B
OKEONEOK, Inc.26.44-1.10-3.99%4:00 pm GMT-45.18M5.16M11.74B
OXYOccidental Petroleum Corporation11.29-0.36-3.09%4:00 pm GMT-422.08M24.62M10.50B
CNPCenterPoint Energy, Inc.18.9-0.03-0.16%4:00 pm GMT-46.78M6.46M10.30B
OLNOlin Corporation12.95+0.29+2.29%4:00 pm GMT-48.22M2.88M2.04B
SJISouth Jersey Industries, Inc.18.99--4:00 pm GMT-41.24M1.17M1.82B
GEFGreif, Inc.34.97-0.55-1.55%4:00 pm GMT-4247.52k189.64k1.75B
HPHelmerich & Payne, Inc.15.32-0.89-5.49%4:00 pm GMT-41.43M1.83M1.65B
OTTROtter Tail Corporation36.28-0.06-0.17%4:00 pm GMT-4175.57k127.95k1.50B
TUPTupperware Brands Corporation25.61-0.71-2.70%4:00 pm GMT-41.58M3.40M1.26B
SAFTSafety Insurance Group, Inc.69.23-1.53-2.16%4:00 pm GMT-488.34k57.74k1.04B
RRDR. R. Donnelley & Sons Company1.41-0.09-6.00%4:00 pm GMT-4904.04k1.24M100.67M
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