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The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Posted by D4L | Tuesday, November 08, 2016 | | 0 comments »

Chasing yield when looking for dividend stocks to buy is one the most dangerous things an investor can do. But it’s also more tempting than ever. This prolonged period of ultra-low interest rates is almost forcing investors to take more risk than they otherwise would. That’s why it’s critical to find big, stable stocks that offer a better balance of risk and reward for income investors. Without further ado, here are the top 10 S&P 500 dividend stocks to buy now...

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) is quietly having a strong year. Indeed, market-crushing gains have pushed the dividend yield right around the 3% mark. If the rumors are true, Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) just solved one of its biggest headaches. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) just beat Wall Street’s quarterly earnings estimate by a comfortable margin. However, top-line weakness and a cut to the revenue forecast pressured GE stock. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) might not be the most popular name after its phony accounts scandal, but so what? It’s still a quality business with a quality stock. Shares in mega-pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) have been in a downtrend since midsummer. That’s bad for current shareholders, but for new money. International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) is the largest containerboard maker in the world. Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) doubled down on its sin-stock status after buying a big stake in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). As an integrated energy major, Chevron Corporation’s (NYSE:CVX) downstream business offer a bit of a hedge against weakness in crude oil anyway. The market is rightly worried about General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) hitting the peak of the latest car-buying cycle, but it’s overdoing its concerns. If you’re looking at dividend stocks, then you can’t ignore the telecommunications sector. Once you do, you’ve got to put AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) on the list too.

Source: InvestorPlace

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