Dividend Stocks with Positive News

The ranking of companies on this list is based on an advanced language processing algorithm. This algorithm analyzes the sentiment of every news headline we track about the company over the last seven days. The algorithm issues a score ranging from 2 to -2. A positive number implies positive news sentiment about that company. Learn how media sentiment can help inform your investing strategy.

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CompanyShare PriceDividend YieldNews Sentiment This Week# of Articles
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
$59.35
+0.1%
0.88 %2.005
IJT
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF
$104.20
+2.4%
0.97 %2.005
IUSV
iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF
$64.37
+2.7%
2.36 %2.005
SUSL
iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF
$63.10
+2.1%
1.60 %2.005
AMKR
Amkor Technology
$18.00
+5.3%
1.17 %2.005
KNTK
Kinetik
$34.08
+4.4%
9.21 %2.007
CGBD
Carlyle Secured Lending
$11.60
+1.4%
11.89 %2.006
IBCP
Independent Bank
$19.37
+1.4%
4.61 %2.005
QQXT
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund
$71.23
+2.0%
0.91 %2.005
EFSC
Enterprise Financial Services
$44.69
+1.5%
2.09 %2.005
NYMT
New York Mortgage Trust
$2.22
-5.4%
17.09 %2.005
CMCT
Creative Media & Community Trust Co.
$6.45
+0.9%
5.32 %1.0012
PSEC
Prospect Capital
$6.39
+3.0%
11.61 %1.006
IEP
Icahn Enterprises
$50.41
+1.5%
16.11 %1.005
VLY
Valley National Bancorp
$11.21
+3.7%
4.07 %1.007
SBRA
Sabra Health Care REIT
$13.08
-0.3%
9.15 %1.006
OPI
Office Properties Income Trust
$13.98
-0.5%
15.66 %1.006
HSII
Heidrick & Struggles International
$27.41
+5.2%
2.31 %1.006
CARZ
First Trust S-Network Future Vehicles & Technology ETF
$41.10
+1.4%
3.77 %1.005
EBC
Eastern Bankshares
$19.99
+1.8%
2.04 %1.006
GNTY
Guaranty Bancshares
$35.10
+1.5%
2.54 %1.008
KBWD
Invesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF
$14.05
+1.4%
11.80 %1.005
PNFP
Pinnacle Financial Partners
$83.53
+2.9%
1.09 %1.007
IUSG
iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF
$82.20
+2.5%
0.97 %1.005
CWT
California Water Service Group
$55.23
+4.6%
1.90 %1.005
DVY
iShares Select Dividend ETF
$110.19
+2.7%
3.57 %1.006
VONV
Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund
$61.27
+2.6%
2.33 %1.006
SDG
iShares MSCI Global Impact ETF
$71.99
+1.6%
2.49 %1.005
RLJ
RLJ Lodging Trust
$10.30
+1.7%
1.98 %1.006
CHK
Chesapeake Energy
$98.93
+4.8%
2.34 %1.0010
PFF
iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF
$31.89
+0.7%
5.09 %1.005
RICK
RCI Hospitality
$66.10
+1.1%
0.31 %1.005
ESGU
iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF
$81.55
+2.6%
1.60 %1.005
MLAB
Mesa Laboratories
$144.02
+2.2%
0.45 %1.005
HTHT
H World Group
$35.82
+6.4%
0.63 %1.005
REFI
Chicago Atlantic Real Estate Finance
$14.57
+1.1%
13.05 %1.005
VTIP
Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund
$47.53
-1.2%
6.38 %1.005
FBIZ
First Business Financial Services
$33.10
+2.4%
2.45 %1.005
EGY
VAALCO Energy
$4.75
+8.2%
2.98 %1.005
FSBW
FS Bancorp
$27.46
+0.7%
2.93 %1.005
ARLP
Alliance Resource Partners
$23.62
+3.0%
6.99 %1.005
PAHC
Phibro Animal Health
$13.76
+3.4%
3.61 %1.005
ITRN
Ituran Location and Control
$22.89
-2.0%
1.80 %1.005
GCMG
Grosvenor Capital Management
$8.05
+2.0%
5.07 %1.005
PPL
PPL
$26.06
+2.7%
3.55 %1.007
BBSI
Barrett Business Services
$79.74
+2.2%
1.54 %1.005
FBRT
Franklin BSP Realty Trust
$10.97
+1.8%
13.19 %1.0013
EIX
Edison International
$59.40
+4.7%
4.95 %1.006
NFE
New Fortress Energy
$46.52
+6.0%
0.92 %1.005
HOLI
Hollysys Automation Technologies
$17.30
+1.2%
1.87 %1.005
ROIC
Retail Opportunity Investments
$13.97
+1.5%
4.36 %1.007
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates
$186.75
+2.4%
1.08 %1.005
HQI
HireQuest
$12.86
-0.3%
1.86 %1.006
USOI
Credit Suisse X-Links Crude Oil Shares Covered Call ETNs
$84.18
+3.2%
3.01 %1.005
LMST
Limestone Bancorp
$20.35
+3.6%
1.02 %1.005
BRKL
Brookline Bancorp
$11.83
+1.5%
4.46 %1.005
SSNC
SS&C Technologies
$49.46
+3.5%
1.68 %1.007
MCHP
Microchip Technology
$63.66
+4.1%
1.97 %1.005
CASS
Cass Information Systems
$35.47
+2.2%
3.23 %1.005
ATRI
Atrion
$574.00
+1.6%
1.52 %1.005
INDT
INDUS Realty Trust
$53.05
+1.3%
1.22 %1.005
CAC
Camden National
$43.06
+1.1%
3.76 %1.006
PLW
Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF
$29.26
+1.1%
1.77 %1.006
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
$10.15
+1.4%
4.00 %1.009
PXD
Pioneer Natural Resources
$231.44
+6.4%
2.03 %1.005
HBT
HBT Financial
$17.81
-1.9%
3.53 %1.006
CATH
Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values ETF
$44.85
+2.7%
1.26 %1.005
VTHR
Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund
$164.82
+2.3%
1.57 %1.005
FUNC
First United
$16.74
+1.1%
3.63 %1.0013
VTWG
Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund
$154.52
+2.7%
0.79 %1.006
SGA
Saga Communications
$24.00
-9.0%
3.82 %1.005
NTRS
Northern Trust
$88.22
+3.0%
3.51 %1.0013
MDRR
Medalist Diversified REIT
$0.83
+1.2%
9.80 %1.006
FANG
Diamondback Energy
$129.52
+7.0%
2.49 %1.0010
PINE
Alpine Income Property Trust
$16.32
+0.6%
6.78 %1.0010
LANC
Lancaster Colony
$154.95
+3.0%
2.13 %1.008
PFG
Principal Financial Group
$75.55
+4.5%
3.55 %1.007
SQFT
Presidio Property Trust
$1.28
+2.3%
6.40 %1.005
MPWR
Monolithic Power Systems
$377.00
+3.6%
0.83 %1.005
CPT
Camden Property Trust
$122.12
+2.2%
3.15 %1.0013
HPK
HighPeak Energy
$23.71
+8.6%
0.46 %1.005
LPLA
LPL Financial
$225.57
+3.1%
0.46 %1.007
MCBC
Macatawa Bank
$9.40
+1.5%
3.46 %1.005
SLRC
SLR Investment
$12.50
+1.4%
13.31 %1.005
MPW
Medical Properties Trust
$11.55
-2.7%
9.78 %1.006
FTSL
First Trust Senior Loan Fund
$44.27
+0.5%
4.33 %1.006
ICLN
iShares Global Clean Energy ETF
$19.68
+3.0%
1.35 %1.006
ESS
Essex Property Trust
$246.80
+1.9%
3.63 %1.0013
EBIX
Ebix
$18.82
-0.8%
1.58 %1.0012
UCBI
United Community Banks
$33.51
+1.2%
2.66 %1.006
WPM
Wheaton Precious Metals
$33.63
+3.8%
1.85 %1.007
DMLP
Dorchester Minerals
$26.69
+6.4%
15.53 %1.007
AIQ
Global X Artificial Intelligence & Technology ETF
$19.54
+1.9%
0.35 %1.009
VNOM
Viper Energy Partners
$30.21
+5.1%
11.31 %1.006
BELFB
Bel Fuse
$26.18
+3.6%
1.11 %1.005
ATAX
America First Multifamily Investors
$17.31
+0.2%
8.56 %1.006
CRAI
CRA International
$90.61
+2.1%
1.40 %1.008
OFC
Corporate Office Properties Trust
$23.49
+1.1%
4.74 %1.005
IEF
iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF
$96.94
+1.0%
1.50 %1.005
FR
First Industrial Realty Trust
$46.01
+2.6%
2.63 %1.006

Stocks don’t move in the same direction all the time. However, at times, investors can make money by “riding the hot hand.” Momentum investing is a sophisticated trading strategy that many institutional investors avoid. Traders who attempt to trade on momentum use technical analysis to identify specific buy and sell points that help them achieve short-term results that are better than the broader market.

One way to identify stocks that are good candidates for momentum investing is to analyze media sentiment. In this article, we’ll look at the role of media sentiment in informing your investing strategy.

What is Momentum Investing?

Momentum investing is a strategy that involves “trading with the trend.” The concept behind momentum investing is that trends tend to stay in place for a period of time. And while stocks are riding that trend they tend to outperform the market.

This requires buying stocks that are rising and selling stocks that are declining. This is the opposite of conventional wisdom which states that that investors should buy stocks that are undervalued (and oversold) and sell stocks that are overvalued (and overbought).

Trading on momentum is a short-term strategy that can last as short as a few hours or days, but it will rarely extend beyond a few months. A key tactic to successful momentum investing is to identify trends, preferably before the trend is identified by mainstream investors. One way to do this is to identify media sentiment about a company and its stock.

Volatility: Friend or Foe

For most investors, volatility is something to be avoided regardless of risk tolerance. Momentum investors however require volatility as a way to profit from these emerging trends and patterns.

But volatility is also the reason that momentum investing carries an outsized risk for investors. Media sentiment can change swiftly. A natural disaster or product recall can change the direction of a trend suddenly and sharply. If a trader is caught on the wrong side of this reversing trend, they can face losses that are steeper than the overall market.

Why is Media Sentiment Important?

Companies that have positive media sentiment generally see a higher stock price. Conversely, companies that have negative media sentiment generally move lower. Traders who are looking to profit from a trade are only concerned about capitalizing on the prevailing sentiment. They can take a long or short position depending on that sentiment.

Media sentiment can’t take away all of the volatility that is inherent in momentum investing. However, trading on media sentiment helps take away some of the guesswork

NOTE: Short selling is an investment strategy that can carry significant risk of losses.

Media Sentiment Can Drive Thematic Investing

One way that buy-and-hold investors can take advantage of media sentiment is through thematic investing. Thematic investing is a strategy of buying or selling stocks based on certain trends that are happening in the economy. This strategy is not as rooted in technical indicators and is largely about looking at a company’s fundamentals as well as macroeconomic conditions. And one of those is media sentiment.

For example, certain themes emerged in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically work-from-home, e-commerce, and vaccine development were all themes that investors flocked to buy. As it became clear that an administration that was friendly to renewable energy was taking office, electric vehicle stocks captured the fancy of thematic investors. And as inflation reached 40-year highs, energy stocks became the hottest stocks of interest for investors.

However, long-term investors will want to ensure they buy quality stocks that have the potential to reward them no matter how the broader economy performs. One way that investors can do this is to look for stocks that pay a dividend. These stocks will generally not move as high as pure growth stocks, but they can also mitigate losses when the market moves lower.

How to Identify Media Sentiment

If you made it to this page, you already know the answer. A sentiment screener can help investors identify which companies are popular with investors. News moves quickly and few investors have the ability to monitor their portfolios as actively as they might like.

A screener can allow you to sort stocks by sector, market capitalization and even positive or negative sentiment. It can also allow you to look for stocks that combine positive media sentiment with favorable analyst ratings.

Momentum Waxes and Wanes

However, what super cycle events such as the Covid-19 pandemic also demonstrate is that thematic investing (and momentum investing in general) can be highly cyclical. For example, as the economy was reopening with the availability of vaccines, some work-from-home stocks fell sharply as demand fell.

The pandemic also showed how positive news can also benefit some stocks in a sector while weighing down other sectors. For example, as vaccines became more readily available, the companies who were producing vaccines saw their stock rewarded. This is because investors saw the opportunity for revenue and earnings growth for years to come. An example of this is Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) which has a robust pipeline of potential drugs and therapeutics that can benefit from mRNA technology.

However, other stocks that were propped up on the hope that they might deliver a vaccine sharply sold off. One example of this is Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) whose stock fell more than 80% from a 52-week high of $270.58 set in September 2021.

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