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Below we compiled a list of high dividend stocks with superior long term return potential. All companies have a dividend yield of over 2.5% and an expected growth rate of 10% to 15% annually for the next five years. The market data is sourced from Finviz. The top 20 stocks with the biggest market cap are as follows:

Ticker

Company

EPS growth

Dividend Yield

YTD Return

MSFT

Microsoft Corporation

11.25%

3.13%

-6.61%

GE

General Electric Co.

13.90%

3.88%

-13.40%

INTC

Intel Corporation

10.65%

3.77%

8.88%

PM

Philip Morris Intl

11.68%

4.86%

11.74%

GSK

GlaxoSmithKline

12.75%

5.19%

10.93%

MCD

McDonald's Corp.

10.47%

3.18%

17.26%

UL

Unilever plc

10.85%

3.95%

3.54%

BTI

British American Tobacco

10.50%

4.53%

16.29%

NTT

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone

12.60%

2.62%

3.14%

STD

Banco Santander, S.A.

12.40%

10.83%

-21.06%

LFC

China Life Insurance Co.

13.00%

2.63%

-41.59%

RY

Royal Bank of Canada

10.62%

4.75%

-9.72%

UTX

United Technologies Corp.

12.67%

2.67%

-7.15%

TD

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

10.62%

3.92%

-2.04%

UPS

United Parcel Service, Inc.

11.48%

3.29%

-11.06%

TSM

Taiwan Semiconductor

15.00%

4.40%

-2.16%

HD

The Home Depot, Inc.

13.18%

2.98%

-2.07%

MMM

3M Co.

12.86%

2.99%

-13.12%

DEO

Diageo plc

10.60%

3.41%

7.72%

BA

Boeing Co.

11.66%

2.71%

-3.42%

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. MSFT has a dividend yield of 3.13% and returned -6.16% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 11.25% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $214.32B and a P/E ratio of 9.47. Boykin Curry, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Ken Fisher and David Einhorn all have about $400 million to $500 million of MSFT shares.

General Electric Co. (GE): GE is a diversified technology and financial services corporation. GE has a dividend yield of 3.88% and returned -13.40% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 13.90% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $163.78B and a P/E ratio of 11.98. Ken Fisher had nearly $600 million invested in GE. Bill Miller, Warren Buffett and D. E. Shaw all invested more than $100 million in GE.

Intel Corporation (INTC): Intel Corporation is a semiconductor chip maker company. INTC has a dividend yield of 3.77% and returned 8.88% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 10.65% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $117.15B and a P/E ratio of 10.23.

Philip Morris International, Inc. (PM): Philip Morris International is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. PM has a dividend yield of 4.86% and returned 11.74% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 11.68% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $111.32B and a P/E ratio of 14.5. Tom Russo had $543 million invested in PM. Jim Simons and D. E. Shaw also both had nearly $200 million of PM.

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK): GlaxoSmithKline is global healthcare group. GSK has a dividend yield of 5.19% and returned 10.93% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 12.75% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $105.91B and a P/E ratio of 21.66. Ken Fisher had $500 million of GSK shares.

McDonald's Corp. (MCD): McDonald’s Corporation franchises and operates McDonald’s restaurants in the global restaurant industry. MCD has a dividend yield of 3.18% and returned 17.26% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 10.47% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $90.82B and a P/E ratio of 17.78. Jim Simons had over $200 million of MCD shares. Ric Dillon also invested $154 million in MCD.

Unilever plc (UL): Unilever is a supplier of fast moving consumer goods. UL has a dividend yield of 3.95% and returned 4.54% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 10.85% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $88.64B and a P/E ratio of 15.06.

British American Tobacco plc (BTI): British American Tobacco produces and sells cigarettes. BTI has a dividend yield of 4.53% and returned 16.29% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 10.50% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $85.21B and a P/E ratio of 17.4. Tom Russo had $179 million invested in BTI shares.

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (NTT): Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is a Japan-based telecommunications provider. NTT has a dividend yield of 2.62% and returned 3.14% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 12.60% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $68.55B and a P/E ratio of 11.98. D. E. Shaw and Jim Simons both had $13 million of NTT shares.

Banco Santander, S.A. (STD): Santander is a financial group. STD has a dividend yield of 10.83% and returned -21.06% since the beginning of this year. Its EPS is expected to grow at 12.40% per year over the next five years. It has a market cap of $66.76B and a P/E ratio of 5.95. Ken Fisher invested $334 million in STD.



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