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Last week, we reported that Honeywell moved up one spot on the Most Watched Stocks List. This week, Honeywell moved up with thrice the speed. In just over two months, Honeywell improved its rank from 82 to 75. Honeywell is part of a broader trend seen on the list that dividend investors started after Trump was elected. Each week, there are 1-2 aerospace & defense stocks that move up due to warmongering and geopolitical situations.
In 2017, the world entered one of its most dangerous chapters. The refugee crisis emanating out of the Middle East driven primarily by ISIS; the spread of terrorism to Europe; North Korea’s missile launches; political instability in Afghanistan; China’s arms race and Trump’s uncertain political posture – these are just some of the recent events that have kept investors interested in the aerospace & defense sector.
Honeywell is going ex-dividend on November 16 with a payout of 74.5 cents. That’s an increase of 12% from its previous payout.
Among other stocks that improved ranks within our list, Home Depot deserves a mention. And so does coal producer Alliance Resource Partners, followed by garbage company Waste Management (no pun intended), which moved up to the 41st position.
Our Most Watched Stocks List is a user-generated, interest-based ranking of dividend-paying stocks, giving you a real-time snapshot of buying interest in the market. Generated by our Premium members’ watchlists, it’s aggregated and ranked by the most watched criteria.
The list has been designed to help income investors navigate the top dividend stocks being tracked by one of the world’s most advanced investing communities.