The spreadsheet data is updated daily
Components are updated annually

For income-oriented investors, it can be very difficult to create a passive income stream that varies little from month to month.

This is where Sure Dividend comes in. We maintain databases of dividend stocks categorized by the calendar month of their dividend payment dates.

A comprehensive list of stocks that will pay off in May can be downloaded from the link below:

The database of stocks that will pay dividends in May and can be downloaded from the link above contains the following metrics for each security in the table:

  • Last day of dividend payment in May
  • Dividend yield
  • Payout ratio
  • Price-performance ratio
  • Price-to-book ratio
  • Market capitalization
  • Return on equity
  • beta

Keep reading this article to learn more about how to find investment ideas from the list of stocks that will pay dividends in May.

Note: The components of the table and table above are taken from the Wilshire 5000 index. The data is provided by Ycharts and updated annually. Securities outside of the Wilshire 5000 index are not included in the table and table.

Use the list of stocks that will pay dividends in May to find investment ideas

Having a quantitative document with names, tickers, and financial metrics for each stock that pays dividends in May can be very powerful.

This resource will even more useful combined with knowledge of using Microsoft Excel to implement actionable investment screens.

With that in mind, this tutorial will show you how to apply two useful investment screens to the list of stocks paying dividends in May, available for download in this article.

The first screen we’ll implement is for stocks with dividend payout ratios below 100% and dividend yields above 3%.

Screen 1: dividend payout ratio below 100%, dividend yield above 3%

Step 1: Download your list of stocks that will pay off in May by clicking Here.

Step 2: Click on the filter symbol at the top of the “Payout Quota” column (see below).

May Dividend Stocks Excel Tutorial 1

Step 3: Change the filter setting to “Less than” and enter 1 in the field next to it. Since the distribution rate is measured in percentage points, this corresponds to filtering for shares with distribution rates below 100%.

May Dividend Stocks Excel Tutorial 2

Step 4: Close the filter window (by clicking the “Exit” button). Not by clicking the “Clear Filters” button in the lower right corner). Then click on the filter icon at the top of the Dividend Yield column (see screenshot below).

May Dividend Stocks Excel Tutorial 3

Step 5: Change the filter setting to “Greater than” and enter 0.03 in the field next to it. Since the dividend yield is measured in percentage points, this corresponds to filtering for stocks that pay dividends in May and achieve dividend yields above 3%.

May Dividend Stocks Excel Tutorial 4

The remaining stocks in this table are stocks that will pay dividends in May with dividend payout ratios below 100% and dividend yields above 3%.

The next screen demonstrating the implementation will appeal to value investors. Specifically, we show how to use a screen for stocks with a price-to-earnings ratio below 10 and a price-to-book ratio below 1.

Screen 2: price-performance ratio below 10, price-performance ratio below 1

Step 1: Download your list of stocks that will pay off in May by clicking Here.

Step 2: Click the filter icon at the top of the Price / Earnings Ratio column (see below).

May Dividend Stocks Excel Tutorial 5

Step 3: Change the filter setting to Less Than and enter 10 in the field next to it as shown below. This will filter for stocks paying dividends with a P / E ratio below 10 in May.

May Dividend Stocks Excel Tutorial 6

Step 4: Close the filter window (by clicking the “Exit” button). Not by clicking the “Clear Filters” button in the lower right corner). Then click the filter icon at the top of the Price-to-Book column as shown below.

May Dividend Stocks Excel Tutorial 7

Step 5: Change the filter setting to “Less than” and enter 1 in the field next to it. This will filter for stocks paying dividends with a price-to-book ratio below 1 in May.

May Dividend Stocks Excel Tutorial 8

The remaining stocks in this table are stocks that will pay dividends in May with a price-to-earnings ratio below 10 and a price-to-book ratio below 1.

You now have a solid, basic understanding of how to use our list of stocks that will pay off in May to come up with investment ideas.

To conclude this article, we would like to refer you to numerous other investment databases that can come in handy on your journey as an investor.

Final thoughts: other useful investment databases

We recognize that the database of stocks by the month they pay dividends can be a very useful resource for income-conscious investors. We maintain databases for every other calendar month, which can be accessed below:

Payment date aside, we believe the best investments are companies that tend to increase their dividends every year. Sure Dividend maintains several stock exchange databases based on this belief. You can access our databases of dividend growth stocks below.

  • The Dividend Aristocrats: The Dividend Aristocrats are our flagship database for dividend growth stocks, made up of S&P 500 stocks with more than 25 years of consecutive dividend increases. There are currently 65 Dividend Aristocrats.
  • The Dividend Champions: The Dividend Champions are a separate group of stocks that have increased their dividends for 25 straight years just without the S&P’s other criteria like market capitalization and trading volume requirements.
  • The Dividend Achievers: The Dividend Achievers are a broader group of dividend growth stocks and a group of dividend stocks with more than 10 years of consecutive dividend increases.
  • The Dividend Kings: The Dividend Kings are our most exclusive database for dividend growth stocks. To be a Dividend Kings, a company must have 50+ years successive dividend increases.

You can find that dividend growth stocks are one of our favorite investment choices. If you’re a retiree or another income-seeking investor, you might also be looking for dividend stocks with certain financial characteristics. In this case, the following databases may be of interest:

Sector diversification is an important part of a successful investment strategy. With this in mind, Sure Dividend offers databases for all major stock market sectors. You can access these databases below.

Thank you for reading this article. Please send feedback, corrections, or questions to support@suredividend.com.



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