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Do you like the comfort that dividend income can bring? For ideas on how to search for interesting dividend stocks, we ran a screen.

We screened the S&P 500 for stocks paying dividend yields above 1%. We then screened for those with bullish sentiment from institutional buying, with net positive purchases in the quarter representing at least 5% of share float. This indicates "smart money" investors are bullish on these names' prospects.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in dividend yield over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below.

Do you think these stocks pay reliable dividends? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF): Operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel for men, women, and kids. Market cap at $3.77B, most recent closing price at $47.38. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 4.5M shares, which represents about 6.15% of the company's float of 73.19M shares. Dividend yield at 1.44%. The top 2 holders of the stock are Wellington Management, and FMR, LLC.

3. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF): Produces iron ore pellets, lump and fines iron ore, and metallurgical coal products. Market cap at $5.32B, most recent closing price at $37.35. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 12.0M shares, which represents about 8.49% of the company's float of 141.27M shares. Dividend yield at 6.6%. The top 2 holders of the stock are Capital World Investors, and The Vanguard Group.

5. Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN): Engages in investment, development, and management of properties. Market cap at $15.97B, most recent closing price at $61.49. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 34.0M shares, which represents about 13.15% of the company's float of 258.59M shares. Dividend yield at 4.77%. The top 2 holders of the stock are The Vanguard Group, and State Street Capital.

*Institutional data sourced from Fidelity

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