A stock with a high yield doesn’t mean much if the dividend is cut or eliminated, and the stock price declines significantly.
Sometimes it is desirable to accept higher risk for a higher yield. Other times we may be accepting higher risk and are not being adequately compensated for the additional risk.
One measure of dividend sustainability is the ability of management to consistently raise their dividends each year. A first step is to observe all dividend growth stocks at a time when the raise is announced.
Below are all companies raising the dividend over the past week: