From Dividend Growth Stocks:
Performance and sustainability – that's what investors in Dividend Growth Stocks are looking for. It's very easy to find stocks with a yields greater than 10%, but how many of those will be able to sustain or grow their dividend over 10, five, or even three years? Also, it doesn't take much effort to find a company that can sustain and grow its dividend because it is only paying a nominal amount (low yield and low payout).
When picking stocks, there is no such thing as a 'sure thing.' All stocks carry risk and uncertainties. However, there are metrics we can look at that help us to reduce our portfolio's risk by selecting high-quality stocks.
In search for five-star stocks, here are the metrics I look at...
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