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
QCLN
First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund
$56.97
-0.3%
0.12 %2.005
FTC
First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund
$85.55
-1.1%
0.59 %2.007
FTA
First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund
$57.68
-1.0%
2.14 %2.007
QTEC
First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund
$104.86
-1.6%
0.09 %2.007
FNX
First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund
$80.27
-0.4%
1.33 %2.007
FEX
First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund
$72.22
-1.1%
1.52 %2.007
QQEW
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund
$83.69
-1.5%
0.62 %2.007
IJT
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF
$101.67
-0.3%
1.00 %2.006
FAD
First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund
$89.60
-0.8%
0.45 %2.005
FKU
First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund
$26.80
+5.6%
7.57 %2.005
FYT
First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund
$40.51
-1.0%
1.54 %2.005
SUSL
iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF
$61.76
-1.6%
1.64 %2.006
FTXH
First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF
$24.04
-1.0%
1.20 %2.005
DDIV
First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Dividend ETF
$26.93
+0.1%
3.36 %2.005
QABA
First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund
$50.37
-0.7%
2.28 %2.005
FPA
First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund
$22.56
-0.6%
7.52 %2.005
IUSV
iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF
$62.61
-1.3%
2.43 %2.005
DVOL
First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Low Volatility ETF
$23.95
-1.0%
1.20 %2.005
FTGC
First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund
$25.34
-1.0%
6.59 %2.005
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
$59.32
+0.0%
0.72 %2.005
BSET
Bassett Furniture Industries
$15.68
-3.2%
3.96 %2.005
COMT
iShares GSCI Commodity Dynamic Roll Strategy ETF
$35.72
-1.4%
15.38 %2.005
MMLP
Martin Midstream Partners
$3.40
+1.5%
0.60 %2.005
PSCE
Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF
$8.52
-0.2%
1.55 %2.005
BELFA
Bel Fuse
$27.95
-1.9%
0.84 %2.005
CLOU
Global X Cloud Computing ETF
$15.96
-1.3%
2.93 %2.005
GNMA
iShares GNMA Bond ETF
$43.01
-0.9%
1.22 %2.005
PRFZ
Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF
$145.71
-0.6%
1.79 %2.005
BANX
ArrowMark Financial
$17.26
+0.8%
9.11 %2.005
IUSB
iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF
$44.50
-0.2%
2.23 %2.005
HERO
Global X Video Games & Esports ETF
$17.81
+0.2%
1.00 %2.005
HQI
HireQuest
$12.90
-0.9%
1.84 %2.005
QQQJ
Invesco NASDAQ Next Gen 100 ETF
$22.15
-1.1%
1.60 %2.005
SNSR
Global X Internet of Things ETF
$24.87
-0.6%
0.52 %2.005
FCNCA
First Citizens BancShares
$797.43
+0.8%
0.24 %2.005
DWAS
Invesco DWA SmallCap Momentum ETF
$68.50
+0.3%
0.81 %2.005
SUSC
iShares ESG USD Corporate Bond ETF
$21.78
-0.1%
3.02 %2.005
FINX
Global X FinTech ETF
$20.28
-0.9%
10.92 %2.005
USIG
iShares Broad USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF
$48.05
-0.3%
2.97 %2.005
QQXT
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund
$69.84
-1.1%
0.85 %2.007
FTSL
First Trust Senior Loan Fund
$44.07
+0.1%
4.07 %2.008
GOOD
Gladstone Commercial
$15.50
+1.6%
9.87 %2.005
IBCP
Independent Bank
$19.10
-1.3%
4.55 %2.006
RLJ
RLJ Lodging Trust
$10.12
+1.0%
2.00 %2.005
EQBK
Equity Bancshares
$29.63
-0.3%
1.35 %2.005
NYMT
New York Mortgage Trust
$2.34
+4.3%
17.86 %2.006
MARPS
Marine Petroleum Trust
$7.62
-3.2%
13.32 %2.005
CGBD
Carlyle Secured Lending
$11.44
-1.0%
11.77 %2.008
ATAX
America First Multifamily Investors
$17.28
+0.1%
8.57 %2.005
LDSF
First Trust Low Duration Strategic Focus ETF
$18.37
-0.2%
2.29 %2.005
CMCT
Creative Media & Community Trust Co.
$6.39
+1.1%
5.31 %2.0010
VLY
Valley National Bancorp
$10.80
-0.9%
4.04 %2.005
FTCS
First Trust Capital Strength ETF
$66.42
-1.2%
1.37 %2.007
WOOD
iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF
$65.43
+1.1%
2.78 %2.005
EFSC
Enterprise Financial Services
$44.04
-0.9%
2.07 %2.005
WILC
G. Willi-Food International
$13.44
flat
6.40 %2.005
BGRN
iShares USD Green Bond ETF
$45.57
0.0%
2.49 %2.005
BSMT
Invesco BulletShares 2029 Municipal Bond ETF
$21.95
-0.3%
1.77 %2.005
BSMN
Invesco BulletShares (R) 2023 Municipal Bond ETF
$24.78
-0.4%
0.66 %2.005
BSMQ
Invesco BulletShares (R) 2026 Municipal Bond ETF
$22.82
-0.2%
1.47 %2.005
AATC
Autoscope Technologies
$4.55
-0.2%
10.53 %2.005
GNTY
Guaranty Bancshares
$34.59
+0.2%
2.55 %2.008
BWFG
Bankwell Financial Group
$29.11
-1.0%
2.72 %2.006
OPI
Office Properties Income Trust
$14.05
+3.6%
16.25 %2.007
FTXG
First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF
$24.84
-1.1%
1.67 %2.007
RWAY
Runway Growth Finance
$11.37
+0.7%
11.69 %2.005
FTXO
First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF
$25.90
-0.4%
2.75 %2.007
FMB
First Trust Managed Municipal ETF
$48.72
0.0%
2.36 %2.007
FCAL
First Trust California Municipal High Income ETF
$46.82
-0.1%
2.36 %2.007
ORRF
Orrstown Financial Services
$23.92
-0.9%
3.15 %2.005
IGOV
iShares International Treasury Bond ETF
$36.61
+0.1%
0.54 %1.006
HBT
HBT Financial
$18.15
+1.4%
3.58 %1.005
KBWD
Invesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF
$13.86
-0.3%
12.88 %1.006
IEP
Icahn Enterprises
$49.67
+0.1%
16.13 %1.005
HRZN
Horizon Technology Finance
$10.01
+1.5%
12.17 %1.005
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
$10.01
+1.2%
4.04 %1.007
LPLA
LPL Financial
$218.48
+0.9%
0.46 %1.0010
HONE
HarborOne Bancorp
$13.42
-1.6%
2.05 %1.005
HSII
Heidrick & Struggles International
$25.99
-0.6%
2.29 %1.006
IUSG
iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF
$80.18
-1.8%
1.00 %1.006
BSCU
Invesco BulletShares 2030 Corporate Bond ETF
$15.54
flat
2.97 %1.005
SDG
iShares MSCI Global Impact ETF
$70.87
-0.2%
2.53 %1.006
PFF
iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF
$31.67
-0.1%
5.12 %1.006
ESGU
iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF
$79.41
-1.4%
1.64 %1.006
REFI
Chicago Atlantic Real Estate Finance
$14.41
-1.0%
12.92 %1.006
SOCL
Global X Social Media ETF
$27.74
-0.2%
0.44 %1.006
FVC
First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF
$33.42
-0.2%
0.84 %1.006
EBC
Eastern Bankshares
$19.64
-2.4%
1.99 %1.006
HNVR
Hanover Bancorp
$19.12
-2.5%
2.04 %1.005
GIM
Templeton Global Income Fund
$4.07
-3.4%
9.82 %1.005
FNK
First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund
$38.16
-0.7%
1.77 %1.006
BBSI
Barrett Business Services
$78.00
-0.2%
1.54 %1.006
JJSF
J&J Snack Foods
$129.47
-1.4%
2.13 %1.005
USOI
Credit Suisse X-Links Crude Oil Shares Covered Call ETNs
$81.50
-1.9%
3.10 %1.006
HOLI
Hollysys Automation Technologies
$17.10
-3.6%
1.81 %1.006
OFLX
Omega Flex
$92.62
+0.9%
1.40 %1.005
INDT
INDUS Realty Trust
$52.37
+1.3%
1.24 %1.006
LMAT
LeMaitre Vascular
$50.68
-1.4%
0.97 %1.005
FAB
First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund
$60.81
-0.8%
1.90 %1.005
FTRI
First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF
$12.21
+0.2%
10.27 %1.005

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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