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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Stock Type
Consensus Rating
CompanyShare PriceDividend YieldNews Sentiment This Week# of Articles
NSA
National Storage Affiliates Trust
$39.14
-1.7%
5.62 %2.005
VGIT
Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Index Fund
$59.31
+0.3%
2.16 %2.005
FFWM
First Foundation
$14.35
+2.4%
3.07 %1.009
NTRS
Northern Trust
$93.12
+0.0%
3.22 %1.005
KBH
KB Home
$32.01
+1.9%
1.87 %1.007
STLD
Steel Dynamics
$104.37
+0.4%
1.30 %1.007
COLD
Americold Realty Trust
$29.97
+0.4%
2.94 %1.005
MPW
Medical Properties Trust
$12.80
-2.5%
9.06 %1.005
PHG
Koninklijke Philips
$14.94
-0.7%
5.22 %1.006
SGC
Superior Group of Companies
$9.93
-0.7%
5.64 %1.008
SPTN
SpartanNash
$33.07
+0.7%
2.54 %1.007
MGEE
MGE Energy
$71.04
-1.4%
2.29 %1.005
AMOT
Allied Motion Technologies
$36.94
+4.1%
0.27 %1.005
CGBD
Carlyle Secured Lending
$14.38
+0.1%
9.46 %1.006
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker
$82.26
+0.7%
3.89 %1.005
DGRW
WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund
$63.22
-0.2%
2.01 %1.006
SCHN
Schnitzer Steel Industries
$32.94
-4.2%
2.28 %1.008
GNE
Genie Energy
$9.89
-0.8%
3.03 %1.005
MO
Altria Group
$46.91
+0.7%
8.02 %1.005
METC
Ramaco Resources
$11.36
-0.8%
3.96 %1.005
AUB
Atlantic Union Bankshares
$35.63
-0.1%
3.37 %1.005
BOTZ
Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF
$21.67
+1.1%
0.23 %1.005
LII
Lennox International
$266.03
+2.1%
1.59 %1.005
NGVC
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
$10.10
+0.2%
3.96 %1.006
UBSI
United Bankshares
$42.68
-0.5%
3.37 %1.006
VIGI
Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation Index Fund
$72.30
+0.8%
8.84 %1.005
FCPT
Four Corners Property Trust
$26.69
-1.7%
4.98 %1.005
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
$46.82
-2.4%
2.56 %1.0012
BELFA
Bel Fuse
$34.05
+2.1%
0.82 %1.006
YORW
York Water
$45.83
+0.3%
1.70 %1.005
CTO
CTO Realty Growth
$19.05
-10.1%
7.98 %1.006
AIT
Applied Industrial Technologies
$131.93
-0.4%
1.03 %1.006
BAM
Brookfield Asset Management
$46.62
-1.1%
1.20 %1.0011
MNSB
MainStreet Bancshares
$28.85
-0.2%
1.39 %1.006
VST
Vistra
$24.34
+0.0%
3.04 %1.006
NHI
National Health Investors
$55.45
-1.5%
6.49 %1.005
PPG
PPG Industries
$134.12
-0.8%
1.85 %1.008
RS
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
$209.59
-0.8%
1.67 %1.0012
RICK
RCI Hospitality
$91.99
+1.1%
0.22 %1.008
SBRA
Sabra Health Care REIT
$12.76
-1.2%
9.40 %1.005
WMPN
William Penn Bancorporation
$11.64
-0.5%
1.03 %1.005
SMBK
SmartFinancial
$29.73
-0.8%
0.94 %1.005
HYZD
WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund
$21.00
-0.3%
4.86 %1.008
VBNK
VersaBank
$6.68
+0.9%
1.05 %1.006
TROW
T. Rowe Price Group
$126.98
+1.6%
3.78 %1.005
VBTX
Veritex
$32.43
-0.7%
2.47 %1.007
PATK
Patrick Industries
$57.29
+2.4%
3.14 %1.005
ELV
Elevance Health
$525.67
-1.4%
0.97 %1.006
PLYM
Plymouth Industrial REIT
$20.89
+0.9%
4.21 %1.005
DLR
Digital Realty Trust
$111.04
-1.3%
4.39 %1.007
SM
SM Energy
$41.89
-2.9%
1.43 %1.008
FMS
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
$15.92
+1.9%
3.08 %1.005
GWW
W.W. Grainger
$599.40
-0.6%
1.15 %1.009
MANU
Manchester United
$22.59
+2.2%
0.80 %1.0026
MARPS
Marine Petroleum Trust
$7.79
-2.3%
12.58 %1.005
PAI
Western Asset Investment Grade Income Fund
$12.09
+0.9%
4.63 %1.005
KDP
Keurig Dr Pepper
$38.69
+0.1%
2.07 %1.006
USLM
United States Lime & Minerals
$139.38
+0.3%
0.57 %1.005
FUNC
First United
$20.14
-2.1%
2.98 %1.006
FSV
FirstService
$130.48
+0.9%
0.62 %1.005
HBAN
Huntington Bancshares
$15.43
-0.3%
4.02 %1.007
JBSS
John B. Sanfilippo & Son
$84.09
-0.7%
0.89 %1.005
VZ
Verizon Communications
$38.02
-2.5%
6.86 %1.0011
AIQ
Global X Artificial Intelligence & Technology ETF
$21.68
-0.3%
0.32 %1.007
MOFG
MidWestOne Financial Group
$34.76
-0.4%
2.73 %1.006
MTRN
Materion
$81.04
+0.6%
0.62 %1.0010
MTDR
Matador Resources
$65.96
-0.6%
0.61 %1.009
UNM
Unum Group
$41.66
-1.2%
3.17 %1.0013
RILY
B. Riley Financial
$44.43
+1.1%
9.00 %1.006
GD
General Dynamics
$251.53
-0.3%
2.00 %1.0011
LNKB
LINKBANCORP
$8.60
+6.4%
3.49 %1.006
GLP
Global Partners
$31.90
-2.9%
7.84 %1.007
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions
$62.33
+0.2%
1.73 %1.005
TEX
Terex
$45.08
-1.8%
1.15 %1.0017
NKSH
National Bankshares
$38.97
-0.8%
4.00 %1.006
SFL
SFL
$9.80
+0.1%
9.39 %1.005
JXN
Jackson Financial
$36.97
-1.0%
5.95 %1.007
CBFV
CB Financial Services
$22.40
-0.4%
4.29 %1.005
X
United States Steel
$26.34
+0.2%
0.76 %1.006
FCNCA
First Citizens BancShares
$806.05
-1.3%
0.37 %1.005
NVEC
NVE
$64.27
+0.9%
6.22 %1.0015
OVBC
Ohio Valley Banc
$26.06
+0.2%
3.22 %1.006
BPOP
Popular
$71.54
-2.1%
3.08 %1.00120
PRGS
Progress Software
$53.93
+1.1%
1.30 %1.006
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
$11.90
+1.9%
3.36 %1.005
FWRD
Forward Air
$111.53
-0.8%
0.86 %1.005
INDT
INDUS Realty Trust
$63.85
-0.2%
1.00 %1.0011
RGR
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
$59.93
+8.3%
2.74 %1.006
PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group
$164.45
-2.3%
3.65 %1.009
HTLD
Heartland Express
$16.59
-0.9%
0.48 %1.005
EPC
Edgewell Personal Care
$42.57
-1.5%
1.41 %1.007
RWAY
Runway Growth Finance
$12.13
+0.9%
11.87 %1.005
ACWX
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
$47.20
+0.5%
3.69 %1.005
CION
CION Investment
$10.26
+1.6%
12.09 %1.007
DGICA
Donegal Group
$14.84
-0.2%
4.45 %1.009
WRB
W. R. Berkley
$75.23
-1.4%
0.53 %1.006
MSBI
Midland States Bancorp
$27.23
+1.2%
4.26 %1.008
ADC
Agree Realty
$69.70
-0.4%
4.13 %1.007
PETS
PetMed Express
$19.35
-2.3%
6.20 %1.006
BMY
Bristol-Myers Squibb
$81.07
+1.0%
2.66 %1.0017

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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