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Dividend Stocks for Your Portfolio

Posted by D4L | Thursday, August 08, 2013 | | 0 comments »

A solid dividend may be defined as one that increases each year and has significant earnings coverage to protect the dividend should earnings stagnate. In addition to having a medium-to-low payout ratio, the business should be stable and growing. Finally, the stock should currently yield at least 2%. If a stock has each of these attributes, investors would be wise to purchase it in lieu of a ten-year bond. Three solid dividends:

Although the stock market has made significant gains over the last nine months, there are still a few companies that offer a good dividend yield backed by solid earnings. The three highlighted in this article are Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), Walgreen (NYSE: WAG), and CH Robinson (NASDAQ: CHRW). Each stock currently yields higher than 2%.

Source: Motley Fool

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