Last week, two high-yielding monthly dividend payers went up on the Most Watched Stocks List. Double-digit yielder Prospect Capital Corporation and Realty Income Corp now sit in the 43rd rank and the 25th rank, respectively.
If a dividend investor is looking for monthly income through quarterly dividend-paying stocks, then he has to combine three different kinds of stocks in his portfolio: Stocks that pay dividends in January/April/July and October like Walmart; stocks that pay in February, May, August and November like AT&T; and stocks that pay in March/June/September and December like Johnson & Johnson. Monthly dividend payers remove the hassle of combining different stocks with different payout months. Typically a lot of REITs and BDCs pay monthly dividends.
Monthly dividend payers have been quite popular throughout 2017. Back in August, Realty Income was ranked 33rd on the list. Today it has moved up 8 places.
Despite its 25% dividend cut, Prospect Capital Corp is still popular with dividend investors. The business development company has a 100% payout ratio. Like REITs, this regulated investment company is mandated to pay more than 90% of its earnings as dividends. Despite its dividend cut, the stock is still yielding 10.65%.
Stocks in the aerospace and defense industry moved up on this list for the umpteenth time last week due to ongoing tensions with North Korea and around the world. Raytheon moved up to the 52nd spot; United Technologies moved up to 68th and Honeywell moved up to the 72nd position. There was also a new entrant to the list this time as Portland General Electric debuted for the first time, as it grabbed the 100th spot.
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