Dogs of the Dow Dividend Stocks Dogs of the Dow 2018

Dow Jones Industrial Average Top 5 Dividend Stocks

Compare the dividend stocks in the Dogs of the Dow index by dividend yield, payout ratio, Price/Earnings, earnings per share (EPS), dividend per share (DPS).

The Dogs of the Dow, also called High Yield 10, is an investment strategy popularized in 1991 by Michael O'Higgins. It proposes that an investor annually selects the 10 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price.


Beware of stocks with an extremely high dividend yield! This can be caused by a stock price that is extremely low, compared to the trailing twelve months (ttm) dividend. Or it can be caused by a special, one-time only super dividend.



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Stock name Dividend yield
Verizon Comm 4.50
Ibm 4.40
Exxon Mobil 4.06
General Electric 3.86
Chevron 3.80
Procter & Gamble 3.52
Coca-cola 3.40
Pfizer 3.32
Cisco Systems 3.02
Merck & Co 2.91

Articles featuring Verizon Comm (VZ):

48 Of 104 S&P 500 'Safer' Dividend Stocks Yield 3% To 6.35% For August

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Estimate Top Ten 'Safer' Dividend S&P 500 Stocks Could Net 15.8% to 42.35% Gains By August, 2019 Three of the ten tops-by-yield 'safer' Dividend S&P 500 (tinted in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1 year targets. Thus, the dog strategy for this group, as graded by analyst estimates for this month, proved 30% accurate. Projections based on estimated dividend returns from $1000... Read more

'Safer' Dividend Dow Dogs: Caterpillar, DowDupont; Chevron, Boeing, & Intel, Cast Big Gains Per Broker August Tally

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Cast Net Gains of 11.6% - 24% By August Top 10 Yielding Dow Index Stocks Six of the ten top 'safer' dividend Dow dogs by yield (shaded in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1 year target prices. Thus June estimates showed as 60% accurate. Projections based on estimated dividend returns from $1000 invested in each of the thirty highest yielding stocks and their aggregate one year analyst median... Read more

Dividend Portfolio Review: Busy Earnings Season, Heavy Buying, Growing Dividends

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14 Of 31 Communication Services High Yield WallStars Reveal 'Safer' Dividends For August

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Estimate Top Ten Communications Services 'Safer' Dividend WallStars To Net 9.65% to 70.16% Gains By August, 2019 Eight of ten top-yield "safer" dividend communication services equities (tinted gray in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1 year target prices as of 8/3/18. Thus, the yield strategy for this group, as graded by analyst estimates for this month, proved 80% accurate.... Read more

Searching For Big Juicy Dividends In The USA.

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The Rose 93 Stock July Portfolio Update: Delightful Spicy Dividends Up 60.2% From 2017

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Buy AT&T: 6%+ Dividend Yield And P/E Multiple Near 20-Year Low

AT&T (T) is a media and telecom behemoth. While the company has been in the news a lot lately because of its highly publicized court battle to get its acquisition of Time Warner approved, the market seems to be ignoring the most important facts about AT&T: its incredibly good proposition for investors. Sporting a 6.2% dividend yield and a forward P/E multiple of 8.9x, AT&T trades at a significant discount to its peers. AT&T also trades at a significant discount to itself,... Read more

Nicholas Ward's Dividend Growth Portfolio

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My Dirty Dozen Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks

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My Dividend Growth Portfolio - Q2 2018 Summary

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All About Dividend Investing

This back-to-basics book argues that dividend-paying stocks, not growth stocks, form the best foundation for any portfolio. Used strategically, dividends are your best bet for safe, profitable investing. Why? Three simple facts: Dividends are low risk. Dividends work in bull markets. Dividends work in bear markets. Whether you're a veteran investor or a beginner, "All About Dividend Investing, Second Edition", provides the facts you need about: Tax advantages of dividend-paying stocks; Dividend ratios and other key stock information; Dividend portfolio design; Managing risk and protecting gains; Dividend-based mutual funds and ETFs; and, Current historical analyses of market cycles.
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