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

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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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