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By Dividend Channel Staff, Wednesday, September 26, 11:32 AM ET
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The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) presently has an excellent rank, in the top 25% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

But making Emerson Electric Co. an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Wednesday, shares of EMR entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $47.78 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.

In the case of Emerson Electric Co., the RSI reading has hit 29.2 by comparison, the universe of dividend stocks covered by Dividend Channel currently has an average RSI of 53.0. A falling stock price all else being equal creates a better opportunity for dividend investors to capture a higher yield. Indeed, EMR's recent annualized dividend of 1.60/share (currently paid in quarterly installments) works out to an annual yield of 3.32% based upon the recent $48.30 share price.

A bullish investor could look at EMR's 29.2 RSI reading today as a sign that the recent heavy selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and begin to look for entry point opportunities on the buy side. Among the fundamental datapoints dividend investors should investigate to decide if they are bullish on EMR is its dividend history. In general, dividends are not always predictable; but, looking at the history chart below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.

EMR Dividend History
Date Div*
08/15/12 0.400
05/09/12 0.400
02/15/12 0.400
11/08/11 0.400
08/10/11 0.345
05/11/11 0.345
02/09/11 0.345
11/09/10 0.345
08/11/10 0.335
05/12/10 0.335
02/10/10 0.335
11/10/09 0.335
08/12/09 0.330
05/13/09 0.330
02/11/09 0.330
11/12/08 0.330
08/13/08 0.300
05/14/08 0.300
02/13/08 0.300
11/14/07 0.300
08/15/07 0.263
05/09/07 0.263
02/14/07 0.263
11/15/06 0.263
08/09/06 0.223
05/10/06 0.223
02/15/06 0.223
11/08/05 0.223
08/10/05 0.207
05/11/05 0.207
02/09/05 0.207
11/09/04 0.207
08/11/04 0.200
05/12/04 0.200
02/11/04 0.200
11/12/03 0.200
08/13/03 0.197
05/14/03 0.197
02/12/03 0.197
11/13/02 0.197
08/14/02 0.194
05/15/02 0.194
02/13/02 0.194
11/14/01 0.194
08/15/01 0.192
05/09/01 0.192
02/14/01 0.192
11/15/00 0.192
08/09/00 0.179
05/10/00 0.179
02/16/00 0.179
11/17/99 0.179
08/11/99 0.163
05/12/99 0.163
02/17/99 0.163
11/18/98 0.163
08/12/98 0.147
05/13/98 0.147
02/18/98 0.147
11/19/97 0.147
08/13/97 0.135
05/14/97 0.135
02/19/97 0.135
11/20/96 0.135
08/14/96 0.122
05/15/96 0.122
02/21/96 0.122
11/15/95 0.122
08/16/95 0.122
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.


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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, EMR makes up 2.98% of the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund ETF (AMEX:XLI) which is trading lower by about 0.6% on the day Wednesday.

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