Strong Earnings Fuel These Dividend Players

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, January 09, 2013 | | 0 comments »

Dividend stocks are on fire right now, and for good reason. Interest rates are pathetic, and are likely to stay that way for a long time. Why settle for a 1% return in a savings account or CD when you can get 3%, 4% and more in dividend yield? The stocks tend to be less risky, and dividends are a great way to measure a corporation’s health. After all, you can’t fudge a dividend.

Be careful, however. Not all dividend stocks are created equal, and a good dividend does not necessarily mean a good investment. (High yields can actually be a red flag in some cases). You want to look at a variety of factors when investing in dividend stocks, such as cash flow, to make sure the dividend is sustainable. Here are seven stocks that meet my strict criteria right now: General Mills (NYSE:GIS), Johnson and Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), General Electric (NYSE:GE), Vodaphone Group PLC (NYSE:VOD), ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), BP (NYSE:BP) and People’s United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT).

Source: Investor Place

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