With three simple criteria, I developed a short list of large cap dividend stocks that every conservative investor should consider adding to their portfolio. The goal was to find a number of stocks with an above average dividend yields, ultra conservative balance sheets and reasonable payout ratios.
Below, I outline the screen I created and the 8 stocks that passed the test.
The Screen Criteria For the S&P 500:
Dividend Yield greater than 3%
Payout Ratio less than 70%
Net Long Term Debt to Market Cap less than 10%
These are the results...