10 Dividend Growth Stocks For March 2016

Every month, I rank a selection of the CCC dividend growth stocks to identify top candidates worthy of further analysis.

Using several screens, I trim the CCC list of more than 750 stocks to a more manageable number of candidates.

I rank the remaining stocks based on a multi-stage dividend discount model and fundamental analysis.

This article reveals the top 10 ranked stocks for March. Each stock is assigned a 7-star rating, with only the best stocks earning 7 stars.

The CCC list is an invaluable source for dividend growth investors. Compiled and updated by David Fish, the list contains U.S. companies with at least 5 consecutive years of increasing dividends. The accompanying spreadsheet provides key statistics of the CCC stocks.

The CCC stocks is divided into 3 categories based on the number of consecutive years of increases: Champions are stocks with 25 or more years of increasing dividends. Contenders have 10-24 consecutive years of dividend increases. And Challengers have a streak of 5-9 years of increasing dividends. The latest list (dated 2/29/16) contains 766 stocks, with 107 Champions, 250 Contenders, and 409 Challengers.

Let's look those 10 dividend growth stocks...

Source: Seeking Alpha