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We love high dividend stocks and consider them as one of the best options for conservative investors. We don’t like the Fed’s inflationary monetary policy and the Federal government’s huge budget deficits. We think high yielding dividend stocks will perform much better than 10-year Treasuries over the next 10 years.

We compiled a list of 26 large companies with tremendous market capitalization that also pay fat dividend checks regularly. All companies in this list have a market capitalization above $20 billion and dividend yield of at least 5%.

Ticker

Stock

Market
Cap

P/E

Dividend Yield

Return (52- week)

AZN

AstraZeneca

57.4

7.5

6.3%

-13.8%

BCE

BCE, Inc.

29.2

15.8

5.5%

20.2%

BMO

Bank of Montreal

34.7

10.6

5.2%

-2.3%

CM

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

28.6

10.3

5.3%

-0.2%

CS

Credit Suisse

28.1

8.5

6.2%

-44.9%

CTL

CenturyLink

20.6

14.1

8.7%

-8.8%

DUK

Duke Energy Corporation

26.3

12.9

5.1%

16.1%

E

Eni SpA

67.0

7.2

8.6%

-14.1%

EPD

Enterprise Products Partners

35.5

25.9

6.0%

10.7%

FTE

France Telecom

41.5

9.9

12.6%

-20.6%

GSK

GlaxoSmithKline

103.1

20.5

5.3%

5.9%

KMP

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners

22.5

117.5

6.8%

5.4%

LLY

Eli Lilly & Co.

41.8

8.5

5.4%

5.5%

MO

Altria Group Inc.

53.4

15.6

6.4%

14.0%

NGG

National Grid plc

34.7

9.8

6.0%

19.8%

NOK

Nokia

20.0

11.4

10.9%

-44.7%

RAI

Reynolds American Inc.

21.3

15.9

5.8%

30.2%

RDS.B

Royal Dutch Shell plc

194.6

7.0

5.4%

11.8%

SCCO

Southern Copper Corp.

22.2

11.2

8.4%

-20.0%

SNY

Sanofi-Aventis

86.1

14.2

5.7%

-1.7%

STO

Statoil ASA

66.5

5.6

5.5%

4.5%

T

AT&T, Inc.

165.0

8.4

6.2%

3.1%

TI

Telecom Italia

20.1

0.0

8.2%

-25.8%

[[TOT

Total SA]]

97.7

5.9

7.9%

-12.9%

VOD

Vodafone

132.0

10.5

5.8%

2.9%

VZ

Verizon Communications

101.6

16.0

5.6%

16.0%

The Market data is sourced from Finviz.

AstraZeneca is a global biopharmaceutical company. AZN recently traded at $42.91 and has a 6.3% dividend yield. AZN lost 13.82% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $57.4 billion and P/E ratio of 7.49. Jim Simons had $28 million invested in AZN shares (check out Simons’ top stock picks).

BCE Inc is a Canadian communications company. BCE recently traded at $37.51 and has a 5.5% dividend yield. BCE gained 20.19% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $29.2 billion and P/E ratio of 15.83. Louis Navailler had more than $40 Million in BCE.

Bank of Montreal operates 900 bank branches in Canada and operates in international financial markets through its offices in eight other countries. BMO recently traded at $54.4 and has a 5.2% dividend yield. BMO lost 2.3% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $34.7 billion and P/E ratio of 10.63.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is one of the largest banks in Canada. CM recently traded at $69.33 and has a 5.3% dividend yield. CM lost 0.2% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $28.6 billion and P/E ratio of 10.29. Jim Simons and D.E. Shaw are among CM investors.

Credit Suisse Group is a financial services company providing advisory services, solutions and products to companies, institutional clients and private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. CS recently traded at $23.72 and has a 6.2% dividend yield. CS lost 44.93% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $28.1 billion and P/E ratio of 8.47. Ken Fisher holds the biggest position in CS (see Fisher’s top stock picks).

CenturyLink provides a range of communications services, including voice, Internet, data and video services. CTL recently traded at $33.37 and has a 8.7% dividend yield. CTL lost 8.75% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $20.6 billion and P/E ratio of 14.14. Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson hold the largest positions in CTL.

Duke Energy is a large energy company operating in the United States. DUK recently traded at $19.79 and has a 5.1% dividend yield. DUK gained 16.07% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $26.3 billion and P/E ratio of 12.85. Michael Messner had $34 million in DUK at the end of June.

Eni is engaged in the oil and gas exploration and production, gas marketing operations, management of gas infrastructures, power generation, petrochemicals, oil field services and engineering industries. E recently traded at $33.45 and has a 8.6% dividend yield. E lost 14.1% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $67 billion and P/E ratio of 7.22.

Enterprise is a midstream energy company providing a range of services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, refined products and certain petrochemicals. EPD recently traded at $40.6 and has a 6% dividend yield. EPD gained 10.66% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $35.5 billion and P/E ratio of 25.86. EPD is held by 11 hedge funds, and John Osterweis holds the largest EPD position.

France Telecom is a France-based telecommunications operator. FTE recently traded at $15.68 and has a 12.6% dividend yield. FTE lost 20.57% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $41.5 billion and P/E ratio of 9.86. Steven Cohen holds the largest FTE position.

Disclosure: I am long VOD, T, CTL.

Source: 26 High Yield Stocks Delivering Strong Income