Dividends4Life: 7 Safe Dividend Stocks That Beat Bear Markets

7 Safe Dividend Stocks That Beat Bear Markets

Posted by D4L | Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | | 1 comments »

The S&P 500’s forward P/E ratio of 17.1 sits approximately 20% above its 10-year average. To make matters even more uncomfortable for income investors, lower-for-longer interest rates have made safe haven companies such as utilities and consumer staples even more expensive relative to history. No one knows where the market will go from here, but the following companies all have strong Dividend Safety Scores and performed well during the last recession. These companies are safe income bets for buy-and-hold investors and dependable sources of retirement income...

Procter & Gamble Co (PG) is one of the largest consumer packaged goods companies in the world. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is currently the largest telecom company in the United States, operating in multiple segments including business and residential wired telephone services, broadband internet access, and wireless telephone services. Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) is not only one of the oldest utility companies in the U.S., it’s also one of the largest investor-owned holding companies. Realty Income Corp (O) is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, whose primary business involves the acquisition and purchase of commercial tenants. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is perhaps one of the most well-known consumer household brand names in the United States. Abbott Laboratories (ABT) is a Chicago-based healthcare company that manufactures, develops, and sells generic pharmaceutical products in more than 130 countries. General Mills, Inc. (GIS) manufactures and sells a wide variety of consumer foods through various brands both nationally and globally.

Source: Value Walk

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1 comments

  1. Divi Cents // September 13, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    JNJ is famous for being one of the best companies to own during a recession.

    One that is not on the list is Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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