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Dj Dividend Return

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.

Last updated: 2017/10/19 00:34:57 CET
Stock name Dividend yield
Verizon Comm 4.91
Ibm 4.09
Exxon Mobil 3.72
Chevron 3.60
Pfizer 3.56
Cisco Systems 3.46
Coca-cola 3.17
Merck & Co 2.97
Caterpillar 2.37
Boeing 2.19

Articles featuring Verizon Comm (VZ):

Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

Portfolio Update A previous posting, "Buying Stocks For A Dividend Growth Portfolio: Postscript A" SeekingAlpha, Sep. 21, 2017 (Buying Stocks For A Dividend Growth Portfolio: Postscript A), presented the portfolio as of the beginning of September. It then went on to discuss a number of portfolio adjustments designed to simplify the portfolio and increase the dividend flow. The adjustments discussed in that posting occurred much faster than was anticipated. Ignoring one covered... Read more

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - Q3 2017 Summary

Introduction 2017 still seems like a very comfortable year for investors. The volatility is low, and returns are higher than average. In Q3 2017 my portfolio achieved a total return of 3.07%, which is lower than Q2 and Q1, but I still cannot complain as these are fantastic results. More importantly, with no dividend cuts, and several dividend raises and new cash deployed into my portfolio, I managed to increase my dividend income significantly. After several years of executing my strategy, it... Read more

Dividends Don't Have To Matter In Retirement, Redux

First off, for the record, I would classify myself as a dividend growth investor. I have nothing against dividends. As an investor, I love those dividends. I like what dividends and dividend growth can "say" about a company's history and its potential moving forward. I often write that I view a meaningful dividend growth history as a divining rod that potentially finds enough companies with a strong history of earnings and revenue growth and great management and at times great... Read more

My Best And Worst Dividend Growth Ideas

Does the underlying concept of investing in dividend growth stocks make sense to you? I like the idea of a company having a policy that promotes a regular, sustainable and growing shareholder income stream. But is it really that straight-forward? As someone who has developed hundreds of factor-based investment models, I have become a skeptic of simplicity. An investor should go beyond the basic ideal of only looking for dividend increases - and thankfully the majority of dividend growth... Read more

How Verizon Is Supporting The Dividend

Photo credit Verizon (VZ) has a long history of being about the dividend; utilities tend to be that way. The company’s earnings are only important in so far as they impact Verizon’s ability to produce cash to return to shareholders and keep that bond-like payout rolling. While I tend not to pay a great deal of attention to Verizon’s EPS, one thing that is of terrific importance is its margins. The reason is that profits form the basis of the FCF calculation and... Read more

Top Dividend Raises For September 2017

Dividend growth investing is a popular model followed by the investing community to build assets. Companies which not only pay dividends, but raise them year after year have been shown to perform better overall for investor returns. As part of my due diligence, I closely monitor all companies that raise dividends (or cut them) and this article shares the dividend amount changes announced by companies. Note that only companies with a market cap of $2B+ are included, as the list of... Read more

My 86 Stock Portfolio Review- Q3 Dividends UP 16.8% From 2016

The Rose Portfolio The following chart shows % Portfolio Value and % portfolio income by sectors and includes my 6 Mystery stocks for a total of 86 dividend paying stocks. Any stocks with an * are dripped. Those in bold are found in a taxable account only. The sectors are also shown in bold and I sum up just the sectors and the % holdings in a following chart below this one with all the individual stocks. I will explain the mystery stocks at the end of the article, any empty spot in... Read more

My Dividend Growth Portfolio Update - Q3 Review, 48 Holdings, 5 Buys

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review and also a quarterly review in this edition. This series of articles documents my journey as a young father of two towards my eventual retirement. The goal of my portfolio is to generate a growing income stream for my wife and me during our golden years. In an ideal world, this will not require selling of assets to fund our desired lifestyle. For anyone interested in seeing changes in real time, I have my portfolio and dividends tracked on... Read more

Getting A 5.5% Yield From Verizon

The quest for income rightly drives investors to stocks like Verizon (VZ) that pay massive yields. But in so doing, some investors just take whatever is available out of necessity or lack of a viable alternative. However, even in cases where you’ve got a high yield stock like Verizon, there are often ways to achieve an even better yield while seeing much less volatile price action as well. In this article, I’ll take a look at one such way to achieve this via owning some of... Read more

Verizon: Steady Income With 3% Dividend Growth

This article is about Verizon Communications (VZ), one of the largest communications companies, and why it's a hold for the conservative income investor. When I scanned its five-year chart, Verizon has a dull chart, and has been fairly flat over the 5-year period. VZ data by YCharts I have had questions on previous articles about why I compare performance to the Dow average. I use the Dow average for performance comparison because seven of the companies in the Good Business... Read more

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