The Safest Dow Dividends

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | | 1 comments »

Dividend stocks have realized a resurgence of investor interest the past few years, and with good reason. With the markets continuing their unpredictable and volatile swings, who wouldn't want a little extra guaranteed return? Evidence continues to show that dividend-paying equities are among the best wealth-building vehicles out there.

To test each company's dividend safety and quality, I looked at yield, payout ratio, coverage ratio, and five-year dividend growth. I wasn't interested in companies with a yield less than the Dow as an average, or whose payout ratio was greater than 50%. That narrowed the list down to only the five following companies: General Electric (NYSE: GE), DuPont, Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX).

Source: Motley Fool

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1 comments

  1. Anonymous // January 29, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    GE has cut its dividend . I wouldn't call it a safe stock

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