David Dreman High Dividend Screen 139 Qualifying

David Dreman High Dividends is a contrarian high yield strategy championed by the renowned US fund manager and author David Dreman in his book Contrarian Investment Strategies. Dreman favoured buying out of favour value stocks with straightforward filters for quality. In this version of the screen we filter for higher yielding shares with strong financial positions, as many favourable operating and financial ratios as possible, with above average earnings growth. Dreman explains: "High yielding stocks provide you with the best protection in a bear market. These stocks give the dividend oriented investor more protection of principal on the downside and provide both rising dividend income as well as capital appreciation." Dreman's studies showed that the highest quintile of dividend paying stocks in the market outperformed those with low or no dividends by 4% annually, with half of the returns coming from the dividends themselves. He cautioned that "buying stocks with high dividend yields beats the market, but provides lower total returns than his other contrarian strategies". Dreman runs the firm Dreman Value Management and continues to research and write on contrarian and behavioural investing.

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David Dreman

Dreman is currently the founder, chairman and CIO of Dreman Value Management LLC. Author of 'Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation'. Regular columnist for Forbes magazine.

Contrarian Investment Strategies Dreman

by David Dreman

The 'contrarian guru' of investment shows today's financiers how to out perform professional money managers and profit from Wall Street panics.

This screen uses the following criteria:

  • Rank ( Yield % ) > 80%
  • Sales £m > 100
  • Debt To Assets % < Median Debt To Assets %
  • Current Ratio > 1
  • Net Mgn % > Median Net Mgn %
  • EPS Gwth % > Median EPS Gwth %
  • Industry Group not in (Collective Investments)

Results are sorted by:

  • Yield % in descending order

And limited to the first 200 Results

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Performance Tracking

Returns FTSE 100
1 week -2.0% -0.7% 1.0% -3.4% - -2.6% 1.7% -1.3%
1 month 0.7% -2.1% -0.3% -5.0% - 1.1% 4.6% -2.2%
3 months 20.2% -0.1% 12.1% -14.7% - 7.8% -7.4% 8.0%
6 months 18.7% 2.8% 11.3% -25.8% - 11.8% -5.7% 0.8%
1 year 36.6% 1.0% 11.2% -15.2% - 10.4% -11.7% 1.1%
2 years 43.3% 41.8% 77.7% 33.8% - 45.0% 42.6% 26.3%
Annualised 15.3% 14.2% 32.2% 20.7% 0.0% 17.9% 21.1%
Max Drawdown -34.3% -14.4% -27.3% -31.7% -0.0% -10.5% -41.2%
Avg Holdings 7.8 22.8 6.3 9 0 25 2.1
Diversification Low Good Low Moderate Low Good Low

 Studies based on equal weighted portfolios of max 25 stocks rebalanced quarterly. Qualifying shares below updated daily. Past performance not indicative of future returns.

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139 Qualifying

Ticker Name Mkt Cap £m Yield % Sales £m Debt To Assets % Current Ratio Net Mgn % EPS Gwth % Industry Grp Flag
Subscriber Subscriber Pharmaceuticals United States
Subscriber Subscriber Metals & Mining Sweden
Subscriber Subscriber Electric Utilities & IPPs Romania
Subscriber Subscriber Machinery, Equipment & Components United States
Subscriber Subscriber Oil & Gas Romania
Subscriber Subscriber Oil & Gas United Kingdom
Subscriber Subscriber Real Estate Operations Hong Kong
Subscriber Subscriber Computers, Phones & Household Electronics Taiwan
Subscriber Subscriber Chemicals Slovenia
Subscriber Subscriber Metals & Mining Turkey
Subscriber Subscriber Household Goods Taiwan