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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Consensus Rating
CompanyShare PriceDividend YieldNews Sentiment This Week# of Articles
STWD
Starwood Property Trust
$23.86
+1.5%
8.17 %2.005
AAT
American Assets Trust
$29.61
+1.1%
4.37 %2.009
TPVG
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC
$13.61
+1.0%
10.68 %2.009
SCM
Stellus Capital Investment
$13.37
+0.1%
8.38 %2.005
CVI
CVR Energy
$31.76
+0.8%
5.08 %2.0010
SB
Safe Bulkers
$3.73
+1.1%
5.42 %1.005
RLJ
RLJ Lodging Trust
$12.55
+0.8%
0.32 %1.0011
CMCT
Creative Media & Community Trust Co.
$6.93
-1.0%
4.86 %1.005
GEL
Genesis Energy
$9.84
+2.8%
6.28 %1.006
CODI
Compass Diversified
$23.46
-1.5%
4.20 %1.006
UNTY
Unity Bancorp
$28.00
+0.2%
1.57 %1.005
NEP
NextEra Energy Partners
$82.85
+1.4%
3.73 %1.008
NEWT
Newtek Business Services
$22.17
+3.8%
14.06 %1.008
RWAY
Runway Growth Finance
$13.79
-0.1%
8.69 %1.005
BAM
Brookfield Asset Management
$50.24
+0.8%
1.12 %1.007
PLOW
Douglas Dynamics
$32.96
-1.0%
3.48 %1.0012
NXRT
NexPoint Residential Trust
$62.07
+0.0%
2.45 %1.007
PFLT
PennantPark Floating Rate Capital
$13.19
+2.1%
8.83 %1.007
ILPT
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust
$9.48
+1.4%
0.43 %1.007
KRP
Kimbell Royalty Partners
$17.96
+2.3%
10.72 %1.007
EPC
Edgewell Personal Care
$41.79
+1.8%
1.46 %1.0018
FBC
Flagstar Bancorp
$40.36
+1.3%
0.60 %1.006
AEIS
Advanced Energy Industries
$94.49
+0.3%
0.42 %1.0024
FBIZ
First Business Financial Services
$34.02
+2.5%
2.38 %1.0013
FFNW
First Financial Northwest
$15.48
-0.6%
3.08 %1.007
RC
Ready Capital
$13.88
+1.2%
12.25 %1.0011
ROIC
Retail Opportunity Investments
$17.35
+1.0%
3.03 %1.005
AGNC
AGNC Investment
$12.41
+1.3%
11.76 %1.006
NOK
Nokia Oyj
$5.20
-1.2%
0.57 %1.008
NWN
Northwest Natural
$52.33
-0.4%
3.67 %1.0015
BCSF
Bain Capital Specialty Finance
$14.62
+0.1%
9.32 %1.005
CBU
Community Bank System
$67.99
-0.2%
2.52 %1.007
TCN
Tricon Residential
$11.42
+2.0%
2.06 %1.005
BEP
Brookfield Renewable Partners
$40.33
+2.7%
3.26 %1.0010
ABR
Arbor Realty Trust
$16.03
+2.4%
9.72 %1.0010
ARLP
Alliance Resource Partners
$21.68
-2.4%
7.21 %1.0010
GIM
Templeton Global Income Fund
$4.71
-1.3%
8.81 %1.007
WMC
Western Asset Mortgage Capital
$15.50
+6.1%
11.00 %1.005
IEP
Icahn Enterprises
$53.25
-0.9%
14.89 %1.0010
FRT
Federal Realty Investment Trust
$107.12
+1.3%
4.05 %1.0016
CSL
Carlisle Companies
$302.70
+0.7%
0.72 %1.0017
FR
First Industrial Realty Trust
$53.26
+0.5%
2.23 %1.007
NRP
Natural Resource Partners
$43.80
-1.9%
6.72 %1.006
ASB
Associated Banc
$20.30
-0.2%
3.93 %1.009
VALU
Value Line
$78.20
-3.4%
1.24 %1.005
ARTNA
Artesian Resources
$53.69
0.0%
2.03 %1.005
PDM
Piedmont Office Realty Trust
$13.06
+1.0%
6.50 %1.005
IVR
Invesco Mortgage Capital
$17.51
+0.3%
20.63 %1.005
RDN
Radian Group
$22.38
flat
3.57 %1.008
CIVB
Civista Bancshares
$21.54
-1.2%
2.57 %1.008
ESNT
Essent Group
$42.69
-0.3%
1.96 %1.007
DCOM
Dime Community Bancshares
$33.61
-0.1%
2.85 %1.0011
MPW
Medical Properties Trust
$16.18
+1.9%
7.30 %1.0014
AKR
Acadia Realty Trust
$16.58
+2.3%
4.44 %1.005
ARCO
Arcos Dorados
$7.94
+0.9%
2.03 %1.009
WOR
Worthington Industries
$52.24
+1.3%
2.17 %1.008
OVLY
Oak Valley Bancorp
$18.18
+0.4%
1.66 %1.005
NTRS
Northern Trust
$99.25
-0.6%
2.80 %1.0012
CHK
Chesapeake Energy
$92.81
+0.9%
2.17 %1.0018
VET
Vermilion Energy
$23.09
+0.6%
0.83 %1.006
TRGP
Targa Resources
$65.00
+2.0%
2.20 %1.0011
UTL
Unitil
$54.00
+0.6%
2.91 %1.008
ATO
Atmos Energy
$114.60
+0.6%
2.39 %1.0016
ESS
Essex Property Trust
$280.83
+0.7%
3.16 %1.0015
MFIN
Medallion Financial
$7.75
+2.1%
4.22 %1.006
BSM
Black Stone Minerals
$14.70
-0.8%
10.80 %1.008
IVT
InvenTrust Properties
$28.37
+2.4%
2.96 %1.007
SOI
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
$10.58
-3.3%
3.84 %1.0013
MSA
MSA Safety
$127.63
+1.0%
1.46 %1.0013
TRNO
Terreno Realty
$63.33
+0.7%
2.16 %1.009
WEC
WEC Energy Group
$103.97
+0.8%
2.82 %1.0024
THG
The Hanover Insurance Group
$127.48
+0.5%
2.37 %1.005
NXST
Nexstar Media Group
$195.84
+0.9%
1.86 %1.009
STAG
STAG Industrial
$32.99
+0.8%
4.46 %1.0013
NETI
Eneti
$7.71
+7.4%
0.56 %1.0012
FFWM
First Foundation
$20.12
+0.4%
2.20 %1.009
LNT
Alliant Energy
$61.05
-0.4%
2.79 %1.0011
AJX
Great Ajax
$10.46
+3.2%
10.27 %1.009
VNO
Vornado Realty Trust
$28.49
+2.9%
7.66 %1.0018
CPT
Camden Property Trust
$137.99
+0.5%
2.74 %1.0011
BEPC
Brookfield Renewable
$41.96
+3.9%
3.18 %1.009
STEP
StepStone Group
$27.66
-1.1%
2.86 %1.007
SNN
Smith & Nephew
$26.35
+1.1%
3.45 %1.006
CPK
Chesapeake Utilities
$132.72
flat
1.61 %1.006
SJR
Shaw Communications
$26.92
+0.4%
3.43 %1.005
GD
General Dynamics
$225.79
-1.3%
2.20 %1.0023
SLF
Sun Life Financial
$47.01
+0.7%
4.67 %1.0012
PXD
Pioneer Natural Resources
$217.14
0.0%
1.24 %1.0028
ARCH
Arch Resources
$126.56
+1.4%
0.80 %1.009
RTLR
Rattler Midstream
$13.83
+1.5%
8.81 %1.005
OFS
OFS Capital
$11.30
+2.2%
10.50 %1.005
CTRA
Coterra Energy
$27.82
-0.4%
2.15 %1.0011
PBA
Pembina Pipeline
$36.10
+2.0%
5.54 %1.008
ALRS
Alerus Financial
$24.64
+0.3%
2.93 %1.009
GTN
Gray Television
$18.61
-4.5%
1.65 %1.007
WTS
Watts Water Technologies
$145.03
+2.0%
0.84 %1.0014
CFR
Cullen/Frost Bankers
$131.26
-0.2%
2.28 %1.0024
MSBI
Midland States Bancorp
$26.79
+0.7%
4.36 %1.009
WPM
Wheaton Precious Metals
$34.29
+1.6%
1.78 %1.008
ET
Energy Transfer
$10.89
+0.6%
7.39 %1.0024

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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