Monday, May 12, 2014
No Dividends, Big Problems
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
The average stock in the Russell 1,000 is down 2.02% since March 5th, which was the date that marked a turning point for the market where the "high growth/no earnings" trade began to unwind. There are quite a few "high flyers" that are now down 40-60% from their recent highs, but as these stocks have been falling, low growth companies that pay dividends have been holding up well.
In the Russell 1,000, there are 300 stocks in the index that pay no dividend. As shown below, these 300 non-dividend payers are down an average of 7.21% since March 5th. Conversely, the 300 highest yielding stocks in the Russell 1,000 are up an average of 2.11% since March 5th. Talk about a tale of two markets.
Posted by Bud Fox at 6:57 PM