Can I screen for dividend cuts?

I am interesting in screening for dividend cuts as this is one of the possible sell-off criteria mentioned in Thomas Bulkowski's 'Fundamental Analysis and Position Trading'.

One way to do this is via negative dividend growth, perhaps with a negative relative strength criterion added in - you can test for this on either a TTM or last year basis, i.e:

See for example this screen (you can duplicate this)

It does however throw up quite a few companies that are paying dividends erratically, whereas a stronger signal may be where a company has a long track record / streak of dividend payments and then stops paying one.

BTW, we discuss dividend cuts in some detail in our free dividend book and these articles: