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Top Net Payout Yields For March 2016

Summary

The top 10 net payout yields had a large gain that easily surpassed the small loss of the benchmark in February..

The top 10 net payout yield stocks average yields of 19.1% to start March. .

Seagate Tech took over the lead with the highest yield at 27.4%. .

This article is a continuation of a monthly series, highlighting the top net payout yield (NPY) stocks, that was started back in June 2012 (see article) and explained in August 2012 (see article). The series highlights the best stocks for the upcoming month utilized in part to make investment decisions for the Covestor model that is now beating the S&P 500 for five out of the last six years. Please review the original articles for more information on the NPY concept.

February Returns

Below are two charts highlighting the monthly returns of the top ten stocks from February (see list here). For presentation reasons, the chart is broken into the Top 5 and Next 5 lists.

After several subpar months, the Top 5 stocks had a breakout month in February. Though the S&P 500 index had a small loss of 0.4% for the month, all 5 stocks in this group had positive returns. In fact, Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) produced gains of roughly 10% each. Even Macy's (NYSE:M) and Seagate Tech (NASDAQ:STX) had returns substantially above the benchmark index. In total, the Top 5 stocks generated a gain of 7.7% that was over 8 percentage points higher than the 0.4% loss of the S&P...


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