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The S&P Total Return Portfolio is designed for the long-term total return. It is comprised of stocks meeting the following criteria:

  • The current yield must be at least equal to or greater than that of the S&P 500

  • The company must not have cut its regular dividend in the past five years at the time of entry into the portfolio

  • The dividend must be secure in the opinion of the S&P analyst who follows the stock

15 stocks from the S&P Total Return Portfolio are shown below with their current dividend yields:

S.No. Company Ticker Sector Dividend Yield
1 Abbott Laboratories ABT Major Drugs 3.94%
2 Altria Group MO Tobacco 6.00%
3 AT&T T Telecom 6.16%
4 Chevron CVX Oil & Gas 2.78%
5 Coca-Cola KO Nonalcoholic Beverages 2.88%
6 Deere DE Construction & Agri Machinery 1.52%
7 ExxonMobil XOM Oil & Gas 2.07%
8 Honeywell HON Aerospace & Defense 2.35%
9 Illinois Tool Works ITW Capital Goods 2.48%
10 Intel INTC Semiconductors 3.36%
11 ITC Holdings ITC Electric Utilities 1.95%
12 Kinder Morgan Energy KMP Natural Gas Utilities 6.17%
13 NY Community Bancorp NYB Banking 5.63%
14 PPG PPG Chemical Manufacturing 2.48%
15 United Parcel UPS Air Courier 2.87%

Source: Standard & Poor’s The Outlook, March 2011

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