Only 6 Days Left Before Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc (NYSE:ADX) Will Start Trading Ex-Dividend, Should You Buy?

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 10, 2018
NYSE:ADX

On the 01 June 2018, Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc (NYSE:ADX) will be paying shareholders an upcoming dividend amount of $0.05 per share. However, investors must have bought the company's stock before 17 May 2018 in order to qualify for the payment. That means you have only 6 days left! Investors looking for higher income-generating stocks to add to their portfolio should keep reading, as I examine Adams Diversified Equity Fund's latest financial data to analyse its dividend characteristics. Check out our latest analysis for Adams Diversified Equity Fund

5 checks you should use to assess a dividend stock

When researching a dividend stock, I always follow the following screening criteria:

  • Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Is its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
  • Will it be able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future?

NYSE:ADX Historical Dividend Yield May 10th 18
NYSE:ADX Historical Dividend Yield May 10th 18

Does Adams Diversified Equity Fund pass our checks?

The company currently pays out 37.57% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Furthermore, analysts have not forecasted a dividends per share for the future, which makes it hard to determine the yield shareholders should expect, and whether the current payout is sustainable, moving forward. If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it's dividend stocks and their constant income stream. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Shareholders would have seen a few years of reduced payments in this time. Compared to its peers, Adams Diversified Equity Fund has a yield of 9.13%, which is high for Capital Markets stocks.

Next Steps:

Considering the dividend attributes we analyzed above, Adams Diversified Equity Fund is definitely worth keeping an eye on for someone looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. There are three fundamental factors you should look at:

  1. Valuation: What is ADX worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it's not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether ADX is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on Adams Diversified Equity Fund’s board and the CEO’s back ground.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.

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