Top Dividend Value Stocks on the Uptrend

These stocks trade for cheap, pay dividends and are trending upward.
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Stockpickr is full of creative portfolios that users create by using various trading theories and ideas.

Stockpickr member cgelder, for example, has set up a portfolio of stocks that trade at low price-to-earnings ratios relative to their historical P/E ratios, that pay a nice dividend and whose charts exhibit an uptrend.

In his description of the portfolio,

Uptrending, Low-PE Dividend Stocks

, cgelder says: "The idea is to ride the momentum of trending stocks, that have the safety of low P/E (below 20) and the foundation of dividend yields. It's the basic risk/reward ratio with a momentum twist."

Here are some of the stocks he lists, along with his descriptions for each.

Marathon Oil

(MRO) - Get Report

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MRO engages in worldwide oil and gas exploration and production, and domestic refining, marketing and transportation. Stock has started an uptrend momentum at $98. I would stay with this stock until it breaks the support line and closes under $98.

  • Price/Earnings: 7.42
  • DIV: 1.56%

Marathon also appears in the

Best of the Magic Formula Stocks

. The Magic Formula is based on an investment theory laid out by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt in his book

The Little Book That Beats the Market

, in which he describes a value-oriented technique that has historically produced 25%-plus returns per year, bull or bear market.

The Magic Formula values a high earnings yields and high return on capital. The "best of" part of the portfolio refers to the fact that these are the stocks on the Magic Formula list that rank the highest using a popular trading software package, Vector Vest.

Some of the stocks on the list include

Pre-Paid Legal Services

(PPD)

,

Exxon Mobil

(XOM) - Get Report

and

BJ Services

(BJS)

.

Citizens Communications

(CZN)

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CZN provides wireline communications services in rural areas and small- and medium-sized towns and cities. In March 2007, CZN acquired Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, a fellow rural telecom carrier. Stock looks to be starting an uptrend. Should have support at $14.80.

  • Price/Earnings: 14
  • DIV: $1.00/6.53%

Citizens is one of the

Wireline Dividend Stocks

, a list that also includes

Windstream

(WIN) - Get Report

.

Biovail

(BVF)

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Engaged in the formulation, clinical testing, registration and manufacture of drug products using advanced drug delivery technologies. Stock just completed a cup-and-handle formation, a 5% move on good volume. Start of a strong uptrend is highly probable.

  • Price/Earnings: 18
  • DIV: $1.50/6.24%

Biovail is also in the portfolio of

Top Dividend Stocks You've Never Heard Of

.

For the rest of cgelder's stocks, check out his portfolio at

Uptrending, Low-PE Dividend Stocks

.

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