Editor's note: The Value Stock-Picking Training Program is a series of four weekly assignments. Each assignment is based on one of James Altucher's strategies in his book, Trade Like Warren Buffett. To get a copy of the book, click here.This assignment was written by Stockpickr member Ira Krakow. As James Altucher points out in Trade Like Warren Buffett (
- A utility company such as Atmos (ATO), which pays 4.5%
- Duke Energy (DUK), paying 4.7%
- Citizens Communication (CZN), which pays a whopping 7.0%
- Mining company Southern Copper (PCU), which pays 5.3%
Stocks Chosen By Bear Stearns With Dividends Greater Than 4%, a portfolio of stocks selected by the Bear Stearns Global Equity Linked Strategy team that have a projected dividend yield of 4% or greater.
S&P Dividend Aristocrats, which consists of companies in the S&P 500 Stock Indexthat have consistently increased their dividend payouts. When a company increases its dividend year in and year out, that's a sign of both financial health for the company and increasing profit for you.
Top 15 Stocks Based on Projected Three-Year Dividend Growth, a portfolio based on Bloomberg's analysis of the companies' growth -- both of stock price and dividend -- over three years.
Dividend-Paying Soft Drink Stocks, one of many portfolios that start with a sector and narrow the selection based on whether they pay a dividend or not. If a company is both in an attractive sector and pays a dividend, that sweetens the investment even more.