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Best Performing Small Dogs of the Dow Stocks of 2020

Updated Oct 16, 2020
While the concept of 'Dogs of the Dow' which contains 10 stocks has become extremely popular among the investors in recent times, the list has been further refined to include only five stocks to add more spice and aim for better dividend income. The Small Dogs of the Dow Stocks list of five stocks is derived from the larger 'Dogs of the Dow' list of 10 stocks, based on the lowest stock prices. That is, from the 10-stock list, the ones which had the lowest prices at the end of the previous years qualify to be included in the 'Small Dogs of the Dow Stocks.
Investors may prefer this smaller list as these lowest-priced stocks offer higher dividend yields. For instance, a stock that is trading at $10 per share and paying dividend of $1 per share will have a dividend yield of 10 percent, while a stock trading at a price of $5 and paying the same $1 dividend will have a dividend yield of 20 percent. This way, the lower-priced stocks which are known to pay regular dividends may appear more attractive to dividend loving investors.
See the Best Performing Dogs of the Dow stock list.
Among the Small Dogs of the Dow Stocks companies, which have been the top performers in terms of generating the highest returns in their stock prices?
This article provides a list of the stocks that have given the top returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual stocks between the end of the previous and Oct 16, 2020, and the top 10 return generating dividend aristocrats stocks are listed below.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Small Dogs of the Dow sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) 2) The Coca-Cola Company (KO) 3) Dow Chemical (DOW)
 4) Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) 5) Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Pfizer

Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer), incorporated on June 2, 1942, is a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products. Its global portfolio ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pfizer.
The New York, NY-headquartered company Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Small Dogs of the Dow of 2020. The Health Care sector business falls under the Major Pharmaceuticals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Pfizer has changed by -3.14 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $39.18 per share and year-to-date closing price of $37.95 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $216.83 billion to $210.88 billion during the same period. Along with Small Dogs of the Dow, the company is also in the business of Low Volatility, Health Care, Major Pharmaceuticals, Major Drug Manufacturers, Dogs of the Dow, Pharma, Healthcare, S&P 500, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Pfizer continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Company, incorporated on September 5, 1919, is a beverage company. The Company owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Coca-Cola.
The Atlanta, Georgia-based The Coca-Cola Company (KO) belongs to the Consumer Non-Durables sector and is categorized as a Beverages Production and Distribution company. The stock of Coca-Cola ended the previous year at a price of $55.35 per share. As of Oct 16, 2020, the stock price has reached $50.03 apiece, which indicates a change of -9.61 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Small Dogs of the Dow for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $237.15 billion. It has now changed to $214.9 billion as of writing. Coca-Cola continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Dow Chemical

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), incorporated on June 11, 1947, is a manufacturer and supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Dow Chemical.
During the given months of the year 2020, Dow Chemical (DOW) was successful in generating YTD returns of -9.92 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Midland, Michigan-based Dow Chemical closed at a price of $54.73 per share, while it traded at a price of $49.3 per share as of Oct 16, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $40.58 billion to $36.54 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Major Chemicals sector business.

Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco), incorporated on December 10, 1984, designs and sells a range of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cisco.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Computer Communications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Cisco has so far gained -16.26 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $47.96 per share and year-to-date price of $40.16 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $203.46 billion to $170.02 billion. The stock of Cisco continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., incorporated on September 2, 2014, is a holding company. The Company is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. The Company operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance.
The Deerfield, Illinois-based Health Care sector company Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) holds the number five spot among the best performing stocks of the Small Dogs of the Dow sector. Classified as the Medical Nursing Services business, the stock price of Walgreens Boots Alliance ended the previous year at a price of $58.96 per share while it reached the level of $37.41 apiece as of Oct 16, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -36.55%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $32.39 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Walgreens Boots Alliance in their constituent list. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
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