NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Top yielding stocks trending higher in price is the gold standard in investing. One of the motivating reasons people self-direct their portfolio is to outperform the big money managers.We all know it's not easy to find high yielding stocks that are also increasing in price, but here is a list of stocks doing just that. I begin by reviewing companies I already either trade or follow and have a large dividend. I add in a screen for large yield stocks and add the ones that meet the following criteria:
I use Zacks.com, WSJ.com, Tradestation, and Reuters for my data. P/E is generally adjusted P/E based on an average number of shares. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned. This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.