Screening For Dividend Stocks Using Yahoo Finance Stock Screener

Previously, I have reviewed on FSMOne stock screener and Stocks Café Stock Screener which is the one that I am using currently. There is no right or wrong on which stock screener that you choose. I have chose Stocks Café stock screener because that is one that I am comfortable with and since I have a paid subscription, I might as well make full use of it. Of course, the best part of Stocks Café stock screener is that it will automatically email you the results daily (depending on the frequency that you set).

Recently, a reader has contacted me twice to review the yahoo finance free stock screener. I am familiar with the old Yahoo Finance stock screener but not aware that they have since redesign the page to include a new free stock screener that at a glance looks sleek and clean.

I have used the following criteria to screen for dividend stocks. You can read more about my criteria selection in my post on Screening For Dividend Stocks Using The FSMOne Stock Screener.

Not sure if it is due to my web browser (Edge), but for each criteria that I tried to set, the browser keeps freezing. You have to wait for a while and the page will “unfreeze”. This is most likely due to the heavy usage of scripts to render the page on the fly. The estimated results counter on the right gets updated real time when you change any criteria so you know how many companies fulfil the criteria that you set.

You may have noticed that the currency selected is in USD. I could not find a way to change it to SGD even though I have selected Singapore as the region.

Upon clicking on Find Stocks, the results are displayed below on the same page. Yahoo offers two views for the results, list and Heatmap view. In list view, I was surprised that there is no indication of dividend yield even though it is one of the criteria that I have set above. The only column that allows sorting is by Market Capitalization. Do you buy stocks only based on Market Capitalization?

I like the feature whereby the results offer a 52-week range that lets you know roughly where the current price is nearer to.

In Heatmap view, this is basically based on Market Capitalization. Well, I am not so familiar on how to interpret heat maps. Here is a screenshot that I shall let you decipher yourself.

Given the lack of dividend yield information in the screened results and the inability to sort by dividend yield, I still prefer Stocks Café stock screener.

Screening For Dividend Stocks In May 2019

I have recently added SPH Reit to my wife’s stock portfolio which has been on my watch list for quite some time. It is time to hunt for dividend yielding stocks to add to my watch list so that I can add them to either my or my wife’s stock portfolio when the opportunity arises.

One of the ways to hunt for dividend yielding stocks is to ran a stocks screener. I am currently using Stocks Cafe Stocks Screener as it allows me to save the conditions I have set to screen for dividend yielding stocks.

Here are the results ordered from the highest current dividend yield to the lowest.

Name Current Yield % P/E P/B Market Cap
Manulife Reit USD 8.736 15.7 1.047 1.1B
Haw Par 8.406 17.99 1.101 3.2B
Cromwell Reit EUR 8.367 10.36 0.956 1.1B
OUE Commercial Reit 6.891 10.02 0.701 1.4B
OUE Hospitality Trust 6.772 17.91 0.955 1.3B
Capita Retail China Trust 6.768 10.99 0.949 1.5B
Frasers Commercial Trust 6.531 9 0.938 1.3B
Far East Hospitality Trust 6.061 14.16 0.755 1.2B
Mapletree Industrial Trust 5.818 12.65 1.399 3.9B
CDL Hospitality Trust 5.752 17.58 1.05 1.9B
Oxley 5.688 5.82 0.937 1.3B
Ascendas-iTrust 5.682 6.56 1.471 1.3B
SingTel 5.521 16.68 1.785 51.6B
Suntec Reit 5.429 17.13 0.874 4.9B
DBS 5.409 12.34 1.472 70.6B
Hong Leong Finance 5.376 10.48 0.655 1.2B
SPH REIT 5.337 19.44 1.108 2.7B
Ascendas Reit 5.292 18.56 1.44 9.4B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust AUD 5.116 12.58 1.327 2.5B
Mapletree NAC Trust 5.093 6.87 0.955 4.4B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust 5.092 12.27 1.294 2.4B
SPH 5.081 14.97 1.151 4B
Frasers Centrepoint Trust 5.051 13.21 1.142 2.2B
Fortune Reit HKD 5.037 3.27 0.614 19.7B

Manulife Reit that appears in the top of the list looks interesting. Honestly, I have not done any research or read up on Manulife Reit yet but I do know a few financial bloggers holding the Reit. At 8.736% current dividend yield, this deem attractive to me but of course we all know that the higher the dividend yield, the higher the risk.

I do not know every stocks that appear in the above list but it serves as a good base to start researching deeper into them.

Please take note that the above is not a recommendation to buy or sell.

Happy hunting for dividend stocks!

Screening For Dividend Stocks On 2nd October 2018

This is not a recommendation to buy or sell. The stock market seems to have picked up this week and as the stock price of certain stocks I am watching goes up, I knew I might not be able to catch a good deal in the short term. One good example is Frasers Commercial Trust whereby the stock price has gone up to my estimated price of S$1.47 from S$1.42.

I need some ideas on what to buy or add to my watch list. What do I do next? Answer: I ran the Stocks Cafe Stock Screener.

Below are the ten stocks that was identified, sorted in descending order based on their current dividend yield. Ascendas Reit was top in the results with a current dividend yield of 8.836%. Read More