Top 10 Growth & Income Stocks...Emphasis on INCOME

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PM – Now is the time to be defensive. However, we should always take a shot at stocks likely to go higher even during the toughest times. These 10 growth & income stocks have what it takes to excel. Stock price at the time of this analyst call was $80.26.

Update: As of Dec. 9, 2019, this bullish analyst call has returned 1.11%.

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Yes, there is a theme going on this week. I believe the market is headed lower for a spell until there is an improvement in the outlook for the US-China trade deal.

This has me adding inverse ETFs to profit from downside action in the Reitmeister Total Return portfolio.

And yesterday I published a new article “7 Safest Stocks for this Volatile Market”.

The idea is to get more defensive as the best way to outperform the market at this time. These top 10 large cap growth & income stocks fit the bill as well….especially as the emphasis is on the healthy income they provide, which will be a beacon to other investors when bond rates are so incredibly low.

To be honest, when the market eventually bounces higher, there will still be a strong draw to these stocks given the ample income. Remember that the smallest dividend yield is for Philip Morris (PM) at 5.4%…3X the current level of the 10 year Treasury bond.

Those looking for more growth will want to skew towards Atlantica Yield (AY), Plains Group (PAGP) and Genesis Energy (GEL) given that their earnings estimates are going up of late. This is a growth emphasis more on earnings momentum vs. year over year growth rate which is generally more telling of a stocks future potential.

Value investors should tilt their heads more to the Upside column below where they will see Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) leading the list at 24% upside to its fair value target. Other attractive stocks are not far behind.

All in all, here are the parameters that went into the stock list today that will help you appreciate why each has such strong potential to outperform:

  • POWR Rating of A or B = proof of a stocks momentum
  • $2 billion+ market cap (this is not the time for small caps because they carry more risk).
  • 5%+ dividend yield. Want it well above the S&P average dividend yield and 10 year Treasury yield. And thus very attractive for income seeking investors.
  • Earnings estimates on the rise for this year and next. Meaning that the growth outlook is healthy after their most recent earnings announcement.
  • Minimum 5% upside from current price to average target price. However, I isolated on those between 7 to 24% upside.

Check out the rest of the list below. When you see a stock you like then click on the ticker to research further. Remember that the POWR Ratings system has 4 component elements that help you explore the full attractiveness of the stock.

Company Ticker Price Target Upside % Market Cap ($mil) Div Yield %
   Plains All Amer PAA $22.83 $28.33 24.09% $16,593 6.31
   Enbridge Inc ENB $33.50 $41.11 22.72% $67,798 6.55
   Mgm Growth Ppty MGP $29.45 $35.69 21.19% $2,666 6.35
   Plains Gp Hldgs PAGP $23.37 $27.92 19.47% $3,727 6.16
   Alliancebernstn AB $28.72 $34.00 18.38% $2,775 7.80
   Enterprise Prod EPD $29.78 $34.33 15.28% $65,175 5.91
   Atlantica Yield AY $23.45 $27.00 15.14% $2,350 6.65
   Philip Morris PM $84.17 $96.25 14.35% $130,955 5.42
   Genesis Energy GEL $22.21 $25.33 14.05% $2,722 9.91
   Transportadora TGS $14.85 $16.00 7.74% $2,328 10.37

To see the full list of top rated high yield stocks, regardless of POWR Rating, then click here.

Also here are links to 3 other popular destinations to make the best use of the POWR Ratings:

Full List of “A ”Rated Strong Buy Stocks–  See all the top rated stocks.

About the POWR Ratings– Learn what’s build inside the POWR Ratings that helps find stocks ready to outperform.

Reitmeister Total Return portfolio. This is where Steve Reitmeister employs his 40 years of investment experience to hand select the best POWR Ratings stocks.

PM shares were trading at $80.26 per share on Monday afternoon, down $3.91 (-4.65%). Year-to-date, PM has gained 23.58%, versus a 14.62% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

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