Screening For Dividend Stocks In March 2020

Screening For Dividend Stocks In March 2020

The stock market crashed this week on further news of the spread of the COVID-19 virus and also the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Due to the continued bad news, the Straits Times Index (STI) fell as much as 6.03% on Monday, 9th March 2020. As you can see from the chart below, the Straits Times Index (STI) crashed further on Friday, 13th Mar 2020 before rebounding slightly at the end of the day.

During such crisis, there is an opportunity to start picking up quality stocks that can climb back and continue its growth when the stock market normalize in 1 or 2 years time (I guess).

If you had followed my blog, you know that I always have my stock screener ready to identify stocks that gives me a good dividend yield. When stock price goes down, the current dividend yield goes up.

The stock screener offered by Stocks Café allows me to save the conditions that I can pre-set. You can check out my review here on the Stocks Café Dividend Stocks Screener (Read more: Screening For Dividend Stocks Using Stocks Cafe Stock Screener).

Screening For Dividend Stocks In March 2020

Below are the top dividend yielding stocks as of 14th March 2020.

NameCurrent Yield %P/EP/BMarket Cap
Cromwell REIT SGD9.4949.320.8481.7B
Mapletree NAC Trust8.6515.110.7033.2B
OUE Commercial REIT8.48713.730.6332.1B
Ascendas-iTrust8.3615.471.1211.4B
CapitaRetail China Trust8.257.750.7741.5B
CDL Hospitality Trust8.05412.040.7351.4B
Starhill Global REIT7.75719.360.6511.3B
Far East Hospitality Trust7.18916.770.6131B
Frasers Commercial Trust6.8098.580.8611.3B
Yanlord Land6.7332.970.3582B
Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust6.66710.271.1062.4B
Ascendas REIT6.52419.11.39210.9B
UOB6.4557.730.84833.4B
SPH6.38315.020.883B
DBS6.3577.741.00949.2B
Yangzijiang Shipbuilding SGD6.2895.10.5193.1B
Suntec REIT6.25510.850.7124.3B
Hong Leong Finance6.2510.40.5611.1B
SPH REIT6.16414.570.972.5B
TCIL HK$6.11710.780.343.8B
OCBC Bank5.8438.020.87439.9B
ComfortDelgro5.72513.971.4273.7B
SIA Engineering5.55611.611.4352.2B
CapitaMall Trust5.49111.531.0358B
Jardine Cycle & Carriage5.4097.450.9719B
Bukit Sembawang5.37913.450.7911.1B
Olam International5.2989.450.8934.8B
SATS5.27817.892.4874B
Genting Singapore5.14711.911.0188.2B

Last, I just want to mention again that the above list is for reference only and we should do our homework before buying into the stock simply for the dividend yield.

Screening For Dividend Stocks In January 2020

Screening For Dividend Stocks In January 2020

Happy Chinese New Year!

The last time I screen for dividend stocks was back in November 2019. Since its a brand new year and the first month of the year 2020, I am interested to find which stocks currently provide the highest dividend yield.

How do I find stocks to analyse and decide if it is worth investing? Every month, I will always start by running the stock screener that I have saved on Stocks Café. There are several websites that offer such a tool to screen for stocks using conditions that you can set such as dividend yield, P/E ratio, P/B ratio and Market Capitalization etc. Some website that offers such a tool are Singapore Exchange, FSMOne and StocksCafe.

The stock screener offered by Stocks Café allows me to save the conditions that I can pre-set. You can check out my review here on the Stocks Café Dividend Stocks Screener (Read more: Screening For Dividend Stocks Using Stocks Cafe Stock Screener).

Below are the top dividend yielding stocks as of 25th January 2020.

NameCurrent Yield %P/EP/BMarket Cap
Sasseur REIT9.6515.251.031B
Haw Par9.05514.790.9272.8B
OUE8.7847.110.3291.3B
Capita Retail China Trust6.82210.21.0522B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust AUD6.80210.111.0592.5B
Cromwell REIT SGD6.78611.851.0742.1B
SPH REIT6.40417.361.1553B
OUE Commercial REIT6.26812.580.9233B
Mapletree NAC Trust6.066.40.884B
Ascendas-iTrust5.7948.151.6351.9B
Frasers Commercial Trust5.78310.11.0141.5B
SPH5.74216.690.9793.4B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust5.73811.861.2712.8B
DBS5.72510.791.38266.7B

The above results look pretty interesting as there are some stocks that are unfamiliar to me such as Ascendas-iTrust.

Ascendas India Trust is a property trust which owns seven IT parks and one logistics park in India with total floor area of 13.1 million sq ft spread across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai. Ascendas India Trust is focused on capitalising on the fast growing IT and logistics industries in India.

Mapletree NAC Trust also appear in the above list as the top dividend yielding stocks but we should be careful here as Mapletree NAC Trust has yet to walk out of the impact of the Hong Kong riots. (Read more: Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust DPU Fell 13.3% )

Last, I just want to mention again that the above list is for reference only and we should do our homework before buying into the stock simply for the dividend yield.

Screening For Dividend Stocks In August 2019

Screening For Dividend Stocks In August 2019

How do you find stocks to buy on the stock market? One of the way is to use a stock screener. There are several websites that offer such a tool to screen for stocks using conditions that you can set such as dividend yield, P/E ratio, P/B ratio and Market Capitalization etc. Some website that offers such a tool are Singapore Exchange, FSMOne and StocksCafe.

For myself, I prefer to run my dividend stocks screening using StocksCafe as it allows me to save the conditions that I can pre-set. You can check out my review here on the StocksCafe Dividend Stocks Screener (Read more: Screening For Dividend Stocks Using Stocks Cafe Stock Screener).

Every month, I will run the stock screener to check what is the highest dividend yielding stock right now. Last week, the stock market experienced a roller coaster ride whereby the stock prices were in a sea of red. Some panic but for me, it poses an opportunity for me to grab some good dividend yielding stocks.

I have limited the results to the top 10 dividend yielding stocks right now. Here are the results:

NameCurrent Yield %P/EP/BMarket Cap
Haw Par8.22171.0113.1B
Capita Retail China Trust7.5149.020.91.7B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust7.19311.851.312.7B
OUE Hospitality Trust6.62119.30.9681.3B
Far East Hospitality Trust6.04715.030.7451.2B
SPH6.0113.690.983.3B
Frasers Commercial Trust5.9639.681.031.4B
OUE Commercial REIT5.78610.510.7251.5B
Ascott REIT5.77910.331.0022.8B
Prudential USD5.74612.512.06951.8B

Haw Par topped the chart in terms of dividend yield. I really ought to find some time to look into this stock. As of 19th August 2019, Haw Par is trading at S$13.99. Wow, this is really an expensive stock!

Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust also appear in the top 3. As Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust already make up 13% of my stock portfolio, I shall refrain from adding more to my stock portfolio.

From the list, I am interested in Frasers Commercial Trust whereby this REIT only makes up 1% of my stock portfolio. As of 19th August 2019, Frasers Commercial Trust is trading at S$1.61.

Do you hope the stock market fall further?