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1 Magnificent S&P 500 Dividend Stock Down 20% to Buy and Hold Forever

One battle-tested way to look for outperformance in the stock market is to find businesses that pay a well-funded and growing dividend. A study by Hartford Funds showed that since 1973, dividend growth stocks in the S 500 index have outperformed the broader index (on an equal-weighted basis) by 2.5 percentage points annually. 

Furthermore, by focusing on dividend growers with payout ratios (dividend payments divided by net income) below 50%, investors can find stocks with ample room to continue increasing their payouts for decades. One business that fits this description is security specialist (NYSE: ALLE) with its 1.7% dividend, diminutive 29% payout ratio, and eight straight years of dividend increases.

However, as promising as these dividend metrics are, this is only a portion of what makes the company so intriguing, especially after dipping 20% from its 52-week highs.

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Allegion plc Stock

A loss of -1.680% shows a downward development for Allegion plc.
Our community is currently high on Allegion plc with 3 Buy predictions and 0 Sell predictions.
On the other hand, the target price of 109 € is below the current price of 117.0 € for Allegion plc, so the potential is actually -6.84%.
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