|Day Low/High||71.07 / 72.83|
|52 Wk Low/High||63.46 / 83.02|
The 24 names that made the cut of these consistent dividend hikers haven't done a whole lot, either individually or in the aggregate.
Somewhat surprisingly, 24 names made the cut this year, versus 20 last year.
I've built a lot of tracking portfolios over the years, and this one had the lowest variability of returns.
So far, so good, the portfolio is up about 14.5% versus 11% for the S&P Mid Cap 400 Index.
Several lesser-known banks make my stock screening cut, though higher-profile Snap-on, Tractor Supply and Manpower also are on the list.
What bank execs are saying about rates, regulation and acquisitions. Plus 3 names to watch.
These firms' execs used the post-Brexit meltdown to buy more shares.
Buying by corporate insiders this week provides a better indication of what's ahead than any prediction of the day.
Piper reiterates it's Midsouth Bancorp (MSL) buy this morning, citing many of the factors I did earlier in the day. One of the more interesting factoids in the report is that MSL has had only $2.4 million in cumulative energy charge-offs since 1985....
The list expands to 28 with a new emphasis on financial services.