Throughout the week at Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks, and we look at a variety of
data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock's trading data to come up
calculations about profitability and about the stock's valuation (whether we think it looks ''cheap'' or ''expensive''). Our
proprietary DividendRank formula then ranks the coverage universe based upon our various criteria, to generate a list
of the top
most ''interesting'' stocks that are meant as a research tool for users to generate ideas that merit further research.