This is a list of my best performing dividend stocks in July. July was a tough month for stocks. Particularly the last week of July on some mixed earnings reports. Nevertheless, I was up 3.60% this month so no complaints here!
My Top Dividend Stocks This Month
5.) Home Depot (HD) +8.62%
Home Depot was up another +8.62% this month bringing the YTD to 20.58%. Home Depot continues to thrive with increasing home sales.
4.) Emerson Electric (EMR) +9.82%
Emerson Electric was up just 1.27% before July. This was a huge month for Emerson Electric but I’m not sure that it will hold up. Due to the volatility in the gas and oil markets I’m concerned about their third quarter earnings which they are set to report before the opening bell on August 2nd.
3.) Apple (AAPL) +10.35%
It’s been a rough year for Apple. Apple was down 23.61% going into July, they are now down 13.26% for the year. I’m not too worried about Apple as of right now. I see them continuing to rise even further this year especially with the iPhone 7 coming out in September.
2.) Microsoft (MSFT) +11.75%
With the 11.75% boost this month Microsoft is now up 23.19% on the year. Microsoft’s revenue and EPS exceeded analysts’ estimates by 460 million and by $0.11 per share, respectively. Microsoft’s intelligent cloud led the growth for the quarter.
1.) General Motors (GM) +11.92%
With an 11.92% boost this month General Motors is now positive for the year at +3.13%. General Motors had a huge beat, $1.86 vs $1.52 expected and this drove the stock way up. GM has also raised it’s forecast for full year earning from $5.25 to $5.75 per share for full year 2016 to $5.50 to $6.00 per share. This is a huge quarter for GM and I believe they still have room to go higher.
All in all it wasn’t a great month for stocks but we still have a lot of earnings reports to hear. Let’s hope August is a great month!