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With fixed income yields continuing to drift lower, investors looking for higher yields may want to consider stable dividend paying stocks. However, it should be emphasized that there is no such thing as a free lunch - with higher yields comes added risk. One place to look for dividend yield is the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index which measures the performance of large cap, blue chip companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a policy of increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. The current list has 43 constituents and the entire list is available from S&P or on the right hand side of my site.
There are currently 26 dividend aristocrat stocks yielding more than 10 year Treasuries which closed Thursday at 2.58%. Each stock should be considered on its own merits but this list is a good starting point for those looking to add equity yield to his or her portfolio. One added criteria that could be considered is whether the stock is trading above its long term moving average so I have added the percent each stock is above or below the 200 day simple moving average.

Ticker Company Trend Analysis Dividend Yield Performance (Half Year) Performance (Year) 200-Day SMA
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. Here 7.77% 7.16% 26.45% 5.82%
PBI Pitney Bowes Inc. Here 7.37% -10.45% -2.46% -11.64%
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp. Here 5.89% 3.27% 15.65% 0.63%
LLY Eli Lilly & Co. Here 5.72% 2.85% 9.91% -0.08%
TEG Integrys Energy Group, Inc. Here 5.58% 9.78% 52.36% 10.98%
LEG Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Here 5.48% 3.90% 13.68% -4.94%
ED Consolidated Edison Inc. Here 5.12% 10.66% 24.66% 7.69%
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation Here 4.07% 9.91% 14.51% 5.18%
JNJ Johnson & Johnson Here 3.68% -7.13% 0.50% -4.95%
ABT Abbott Laboratories Here 3.57% -7.69% 12.83% -3.04%
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Here 3.45% -3.55% 8.20% -5.79%
CLX Clorox Corporation Here 3.42% 7.28% 15.27% 4.21%
SVU SUPERVALU Inc. Here 3.39% -33.91% -26.72% -25.95%
STR Questar Corporation Here 3.39% 21.90% 56.39% 15.14%
PPG PPG Industries Inc. Here 3.35% 6.67% 26.99% 4.85%
MHP The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Here 3.27% -17.33% 2.79% -9.72%
PG Procter & Gamble Co. Here 3.20% -3.67% 17.49% -1.50%
KO The Coca-Cola Company Here 3.18% 0.88% 15.60% 2.48%
VFC V.F. Corporation Here 3.16% 0.62% 18.82% -0.51%
BMS Bemis Company, Inc. Here 3.12% 5.02% 15.75% 2.63%
MCD McDonald's Corp. Here 3.01% 14.62% 35.68% 10.90%
PEP Pepsico, Inc. Here 2.97% 4.73% 18.01% 2.93%
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. Here 2.97% -8.73% -10.49% -8.72%
EMR Emerson Electric Co. Here 2.83% -0.11% 41.04% 3.55%
CB The Chubb Corporation Here 2.79% 4.49% 13.80% 5.31%
APD Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Here 2.59% 10.06% 4.03% 1.90%

Disclosure: No positions

Source: 26 Aristocrats Yielding More Than 10-Year Treasuries