Screening For Dividend Stocks In February 2020

Screening For Dividend Stocks In February 2020

We all know that the recent COVID 19 outbreak situation has impacted the stocks market in a way or other. I have previously done a post on how virus outbreak impact the Straits Time Index. At crisis like this, investors usually have a watch list whereby they start looking out for companies that share prices have fallen and this poses an opportunity for them to buy their favorite companies at cheap prices. If you have not have a watch list yet, how do you get started? One way is to use a stock screener. Earlier this week, I have done my review on the Yahoo Finance Stock Screener but it doesn’t suit my liking. You can also try out FSMOne Stock Screener. But I am sticking to Stocks Café Stock Screener.

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 22nd February 2020.

NameCurrent Yield %P/EP/BMarket Cap
Haw Par9.16314.620.9162.8B
HPH Trust USD9.159200.4041.3B
Mapletree NAC Trust7.2586.090.8383.8B
AIMS APAC REIT7.06912.791.0551B
CapitaRetail China Trust6.5569.750.9741.8B
OUE Commercial REIT6.42718.130.8362.8B
Cromwell REIT SGD6.41212.51.1332.2B
SPH5.9716.050.9413.2B
CDL Hospitality Trust5.89516.451.0041.9B
Yanlord Land5.8127.520.4642.3B
Ascendas-iTrust5.737.971.6352B
Hong Leong Finance5.669.950.6281.2B
Frasers Commercial Trust5.61410.41.0441.6B
TCIL HK$5.6111.750.3714.1B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust5.34412.821.383B
SPH REIT5.32116.881.1232.9B
Suntec REIT5.25212.920.8485.1B

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 November 2019

Screening For Dividend Stocks In November 2019

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 10 dividend yielding stocks as of 14th November 2019.

NameCurrent Yield %P/EP/BMarket Cap
OUE8.90419.940.331.3B
Haw Par8.76516.290.9693B
CapitaRetail China Trust7.3169.570.9871.8B
Cromwell REIT SGD7.18310.960.9311.9B
Cromwell REIT EUR7.09811.450.9661.3B
Mapletree NAC Trust6.7576.050.8533.9B
Mapletree Industrial Trust6.07616.931.585.4B
Frasers Commercial Trust5.9639.770.9821.5B
Yanlord Land5.7144.830.4732.4B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust5.69111.861.2712.7B

With the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, this has impacted REITs that have Hong Kong assets in its portfolio. Protesters are vandalising malls and this causes shoppers to stay at home, forcing shopping malls and shops to shut their doors.

One such example is Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust which has Festival Walk as one of its assets.

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust is a real estate investment trust, which invests directly or indirectly in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate in Hong Kong SAR, China and Japan. It focuses on commercial assets as well as real estate-related assets. Its objective is to achieve an attractive level of return from rental income and long-term capital growth. The company was founded in February 2013 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Screening For Dividend Stocks In November 2019

When the share price fall, the current dividend yield increases. Further analysis is required to check the fundamentals of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust if it is still able to sustain its historical dividend payout.

Opportunity?

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?