Snapshot of the Week: Royal Bank of Canada

My Snapshot of the Week gives you a short summary of a stock that currently looks particularly interesting to me.

This week’s focus: Canada’s largest bank Royal Bank of Canada.

Royal Bank of Canada

My Stock Screener

I use my own stock screener to identify companies that perfectly fit my investment strategy. It determines the attractiveness of a stock based on 4 assessment criteria and finally leads to my personal screening result, which I call Dividend Diary Score.


More information about my stock screening process can be found here:


Companies with a Dividend Diary Score of

Royal Bank of Canada in my Stock Screener

Royal Bank of Canada currently scores a negative Dividend Diary Score of -2.8 points.

The high Dividend Diary score isn’t the result of a particularly low stock price.

Instead, Royal Bank of Canada scores well because of its strong earnings growth and its robust earnings trend.

In addition, Canada’s largest bank steadily increased its dividend. Meanwhile, its stock yields 3.7% and the payout ratio remains well below 50%.

Conclusion: Royal Bank of Canada is on my Watchlist

Overall, Royal Bank of Canada is a candidate for my watchlist. Canada’s largest financial institution could very well be the first bank in my portfolio.

However, its share price is currently still a little bit too high for my risk appetite. I might limit myself to sell a put option with a strike price close to my current target price.

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If you liked this week’s snapshot, you’re welcome to check out my stock series. Here you can find all companies that already went through my stock screener.

Full transparency: All of my stocks, funds, bonds and options are subject to multiple risks. However, I’m neither a financial nor an investment professional. Hence, the presented information is not to be understood as any financial advice or recommendation. I’m not liable for any losses or suffering experienced by any party. More detailed information is available here (only in German).

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