On average, on a risk-adjusted basis stocks with rising earnings and dividends beat other common stock investing categories. When such stocks are also bought at reasonably low price to value, the effect is to significantly improve one's returns over the market as a whole.
The stocks shown in the table meet rising dividend and earnings criteria and have relatively low long-term debt to equity, reasonable price to earnings ratios, plus good financial strength.
They may not be hit-the-ball-out-of-the-park assets, but as a group they are likely to better the market total return in the coming 3-5 year period and with lower risk of long-term losses. In my opinion, when dividends are included these are likely to more than double one's investment by this time in 2020.