Next weeks dividend stocks to watch

Hey guys, starting this weekend I will start giving you an overview of three or four dividend stocks which are worth to look at. Reasons can be a recent dividend increase, a bad performance in the stock price etc. Please do not understand that as a recommendation of buying those stocks it should only give you a hint, hey there are stocks out there which are not overpriced and which are worth to look at. Also I do not include any deeper analysis of the stocks, it will just give you quick overview which dividend stocks currently look attractive to buy.Today I will have a quick look at the following four stocks:

  • Altria Group
  • IBM
  • General Mills
  • Qualcomm

Please be aware that all of the stocks mentioned above are already in my portfolio.

Altria Group (MO)

MO is probably one of the most popular stocks for income investor, with its long and impressive dividend history. Recently MO announced a dividend increase of 8.20% from a yearly dividend of 2.44USD to 2.64USD.

  • Share Price: 63.54 USD
  • Dividend: 2.64 USD
  • Yield: 4.15%

Median Earnings Estimates

  • 2017: 3.27 USD
  • 2018: 3.54 USD

Performance last three months: -15.73%


IBM is also a stock which can be found in lot of dividend portfolios, but the business of IBM is struggling in the last couple of years. Nevertheless the financials are still in a good shape. This year IBM announced a dividend increase of 7.14% from a yearly dividend of 5.60USD to 6.00USD.

  • Share Price: 144.08 USD
  • Dividend: 6.00 USD
  • Yield: 4.16%

Median Earnings Estimates

  • 2017: 13.77 USD
  • 2018: 14.04 USD

Performance last three months: -5.63%

General Mills (GIS)

GIS has increased its dividend for now 13 years in a row and operates in the consumer food sector and of course it can be found as well in a lot of dividend portfolios. This year GIS announced a dividend increase of 2.08% from a yearly dividend of 1.92USD to 1.96USD.

  • Share Price: 53.72 USD
  • Dividend: 1.96 USD
  • Yield: 3.65%

Median Earnings Estimates

  • 2017: 3.12 USD
  • 2018: 3.25 USD

Performance last three months: -6.66%

Qualcomm (QCOM)

QCOM has been very popular among the DGI community lately. It does not only offer a great dividend yield it also is in good financial shape.  This year QCOM announced a dividend increase of 7.55% from a yearly dividend of 2.12USD to 2.28USD.

  • Share Price: 52.05 USD
  • Dividend: 2.28 USD
  • Yield: 4.38%

Median Earnings Estimates

  • 2017: 4.00 USD
  • 2018: 4.11 USD

Performance last three months: -11.21%


As you can see although the market jumps from one all time high to another one there are still a couple of opportunities for good investments. The companies mentioned above have clearly under performed the market but offer at the same a stable financial situation and enough room for future dividend growth. I hope it may give a hint to look deeper into one of these companies.

Keep on investing!

What do you think about these stocks? Do you already have them in your portfolio or do you consider buying them?

Disclosure: I do not recommend any decision to the reader or any user, please consult your own research. Thank you for your understanding.



  1. GIS and QCOM continue to look interesting to me. Both seem to be in a never ending funk and yield some pretty safe and juicy dividends currently. I’m still watching the tech space as I’d like to add a name or two to my portfolio but for September I’m mostly looking to average down on holdings already in my portfolio.

    • Hi Divhut,

      I have seen your watch list. Looks pretty good as well, I think there are a couple of opportunities currently to invest in.

  2. Thank you for the watchlist. I’m not yet invested in any of the presented stocks. However, due to its recent price loss, IBM is certainly a hot candidate for my next purchase. Altria is also interesting. But if I had to decide, I would definitely prefer BAT or Japan Tobacco.

    Best wishes and keep up the good work!


    • Hey,

      there BAT is a little too expensive for me right now. But it is still on my watch list :). We will see when I will pull the trigger.

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