Dividends4Life: Which Top Dividend Stocks Get Thumbs Up From Buffett?

Four of IBD's top five dividend leaders are tobacco stocks, known for their hefty dividends. So what are the top five nontobacco stocks — and which two are owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRKA)?

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), which pays 55 cents a share, or $2.20 for the full year, leads the pack with a 4.4% yield. General Electric (NYSE:GE) is next in line with a 3.4% yield. The diversified giant has an 18% dividend growth rate and a three-year Earnings Stability Factor of 2. In Q1, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) raised its quarterly payout by 8% to 28 cents a share, or $1.12 annualized, for a 3.3% yield. Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), which boasts an Earnings Stability Factor of 1, pays a 3.1% annualized dividend. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), also with a 3.1% yield, rounds out the top five nontobacco dividend stocks.

Source: Investor.com

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