- Larger cap shares struggle against strict dividend quality checks
- Mid- and small-cap stocks remain riskier but dividend tests are a first sense check.
Larger companies are still struggling to score well against our quality income stock criteria. Again, miner BHP Group (BHP) is the biggest company passing at least 6/8 tests. The same score is also achieved by investment platform business Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) and private equity focussed investment company 3i Group (III).
Spread betters CMC Markets (CMCX) and IG Group (IG) did slightly better - both passing seven large cap screen tests.