5 U.S. Small Cap Stocks with the Best Dividend Growth Rate

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The U.S. small cap stocks on our list have grown their dividend payout by more than 70% over the past five years

SmallCapPower | September 1, 2017: Today we have selected five U.S. small cap stocks with the best net dividend growth rate over five years. The selected stocks have a market capitalization in the range of $361.4 million-$962.5 million. The average traded volume in these stocks has been about 88,678 over a three-month period.

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE)

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp. is a newly-organized specialty finance company. The Company is focused on originating, investing in, and managing middle-market commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate. Ares Commercial Real Estate serves customers in the United States.

  • Net Dividend 5 year Growth Rate – 77.6%
  • Market Cap – $375.3 million
  • Volume (average 3 months) – 103,325

Culp, Inc. (NYSE: CULP)

Culp, Inc. manufactures and markets upholstery fabrics and mattress tickings for use in furniture and bedding industries. The Company’s fabrics are used in the production of residential and commercial furniture and bedding products, including sofas, recliners, chairs, loveseats, sectionals, sofa-beds, office seating, panel systems, and mattress sets.

  • Net Dividend 5 year Growth Rate – 76.9%
  • Market Cap – $361.4 million
  • Volume (average 3 months) – 23,795

Fidelity Southern Corporation (NASDAQ: LION)

Fidelity Southern Corporation, through its operating subsidiary, Fidelity Bank, provides a range of banking, mortgage, and investment services. The Bank operates various full-service branches in Atlanta, Georgia. Mortgage, construction, and automobile loans are also provided through offices in Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Net Dividend 5 year Growth Rate – 92.3%
  • Market Cap – $576.8 million
  • Volume (average 3 months) – 78,885

Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE: STC)

Stewart Information Services Corporation provides title insurance and related services through locations in the United States and several international markets. The Company meets the needs of real estate and mortgage industries through the electronic delivery of services required for settlement. Stewart’s services include title reports, flood determinations, and credit reports.

  • Net Dividend 5 year Growth Rate – 88.8%
  • Market Cap – $854.9 million
  • Volume (average 3 months) – 118,657

MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGPI)

MGP Ingredients, Inc. produces and markets ingredients and distillery products. The Company’s ingredients include specialty wheat starches and specialty wheat proteins for food and non-food applications, commodity ingredients, including commodity wheat starches and vital wheat gluten, and mill feeds. MGP’s distillery products consist of food-grade alcohol.

  • Net Dividend 5 year Growth Rate – 81.7%
  • Market Cap – $962.5 million
  • Volume (average 3 months) – 118,730

Disclosure: Neither the author nor any of the principals at SmallCapPower, or their family members, own shares in any of the companies mentioned above.

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