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The following is a visualization of dividend yields and price / free cash flow ratios for each sector. The size of each dot reflects the market cap of the company. For this visualization, we've only focused on companies with market caps between $2B and $10B.

Within each visualization, we'll highlight a few companies that stand out from their sector. To provide you with more perspective, we'll also visualize the one-year return and average analyst recommendation of the highlighted companies.

For each highlighted company, we'll list its dividend yield first and price / free cash flow ratio second. All data sourced from Zacks.

1. Basic Materials

  • Enterprise GP Holdings LP (EPE): 4.31%, 6.93
  • Huntsman Corp. (NYSE:HUN): 3.78%, 5.35
  • International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF): 2.35%, 17.64
  • Pengrowth Energy Trust (NYSE:PGH): 8.43%, 30.5

Over the past year IFF has gained 28.9%, and analysts currently rate the stock as a "Hold". HUN, currently rated as a "Moderate Sell", has gained 23.1% over the same period.

2. Consumer Goods

  • Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI): 5.91%, 12.57
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS): 2.65%, 6.48
  • Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT): 3.49%, 9.59
  • Clorox Co.(NYSE:CLX):3.40%, 29.49

Over the past year MAT, currently rated a "Moderate Buy", has gained 19.5%. DPS, considered to be a "Hold", returned 42.1%.

3. Financials

  • Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV): 10.75%, 8.7
  • Aviva Plc. (NYSE:AV): 7.15%, 10.69
  • Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE:HPT): 8.70%, 12.49
  • Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV): 2.09%, 30.5

Over the past year AINV has gained 12.5%, with analysts rating the stock as a "Hold". EV, also rated as a "Hold", has gained 7.3% over the same time period.

4. Healthcare

  • Teleflex Inc. (NYSE:TFX): 2.39%, 10.33
  • Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF): 1.63%, 16.32
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX): 0.83%, 9.18
  • Techne Corp. (NASDAQ:TECH): 1.76%, 33.87

Over the past year HLF, rated as a "Strong Buy", has gained 62.5%, while DGX, rated as a "Hold", lost 10.8%.

5. Industrial Goods

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LLL): 2.15%, 7.61

  • Masco Corp. (NYSE:MAS): 2.82%, 9.16
  • CNH Global NV (NYSE:CNH): 1.60%, 3.13
  • RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM): 4.30%, 32.92

Over the past year CNH, rated a "Moderate Buy", has gained 83.1%, while LLL, also rated as a "Moderate Buy", lost 0.2%.

6. Services

  • GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (NYSE:GOL): 10.78%, 9.39
  • RR Donnelley & Sons Co. (NASDAQ:RRD): 5.97%, 6.32
  • Supervalu Inc. (NYSE:SVU): 3.05%, 4.11
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT): 0.40%, 38.44

Over the past year RRD has lost 2.4%, while SVU lost 20%. RRD is rated a "Strong Buy", while SVU is rated as a "Hold".

7. Technology

  • Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q): 5.65%, 7.24
  • Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ:WIN): 8.66%, 15.21
  • Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Ltd. (NZT): 11.42%, 15.42
  • Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE:CEL): 11.40%, 30.18

Over the past year CEL, with an analyst rating of "Moderate Buy", has lost 0.2%, while NZT, considered a "Moderate Sell", has lost 21%.

8. Utilities

  • Integrys Energy Group Inc. (NYSE:TEG): 5.63%, 6.77
  • DPL Inc. (NYSE:DPL): 4.73%, 10.8
  • CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNP): 5.37%, 14.4
  • DTE Energy Co. (NYSE:DTE): 4.56%, 20.61

Over the past year CNP, rated as a "Moderate Buy", has gained 17.2%, while TEG, rated as a "Hold", gained 40.8%.

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Source: Visualizing Dividend Yields and P/FCF Ratios by Sector