Dividends4Life: Warren Buffett’s Best High Dividend Stocks – August 2016 Update

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway outperformed the S&P 500 by 11.1% per year from 1965-2015, generating an overall gain of 1,598,284% compared to the market’s total return of 11,355%. It’s no wonder why investors closely monitor Warren Buffett’s portfolio. He is arguably the greatest investor of all time. While Berkshire Hathaway itself does not pay a dividend because it prefers to reinvest all of its earnings for growth, Warren Buffett has certainly not been shy about owning shares of dividend-paying stocks, and we will analyze each of Buffett’s dividend stocks in this article. A dividend is often the sign of a financially healthy and stable business that is committed to rewarding shareholders. These are some of the qualities Warren Buffett looks for when he invests.

We analyzed each of Warren Buffett’s stock picks that pay a dividend, starting with his highest-yielding dividend stocks. For each of Warren Buffett’s investments, we review what the business does and the potential reasons behind Berkshire Hathaway’s attraction to the company. Our analysis is updated quarterly as new information about Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio is released. The holdings below are sorted by dividend yield: General Motors (GM), Verizon (VZ), International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Phillips 66 (PSX), Coca-Cola (KO), Suncor (SU), Procter & Gamble (PG), Deere (DE) and General Electric (GE).

Source: Value Walk

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  1. DivHut // September 4, 2016 at 12:44 AM

    Just shows what buying and holding solid dividend paying companies long term can achieve for any portfolio. Sometimes I think we trade too often instead of just sitting tight and collecting our passive income.

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