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Dividend stocks deliver income and perform much better than the rest of the market, both during market downturns and on average. Some major market players also have high dividend yields. There are more analysts who followlarge cap stocks and therefore there's more information available about them, which means by and large, the market valuations for these stocks are more accurate. All told, choosing high dividend large cap stocks is a good idea.

Below are 12 large cap, high-dividend stocks that have a market cap of over $20 billion, PE lower than 15, total debt / equity ratios of below 0.6 and dividend yields higher than 4%. The market data is sourced from Finviz and hedge fund holdings are obtained from Insider Monkey.

Stock

Country

Sector*

Dividend Yield

P/E

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)

USA

1

4.2%

8.0

Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY)

USA

2

5.3%

8.7

Sysco Corp. (NYSE:SYY)

USA

3

4.0%

13.2

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T)

USA

4

6.0%

8.6

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN)

UK

2

6.1%

7.7

BP plc (NYSE:BP)

UK

1

4.7%

5.7

Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD)

UK

4

5.6%

11.1

Eni SpA (NYSE:E)

Italy

1

8.0%

7.8

China Mobile Limited (NYSE:CHL)

Hong Kong

4

4.2%

10.3

Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE:SNY)

France

2

5.6%

15.0

Total SA (NYSE:TOT)

France

1

7.5%

6.4

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK)

Finland

4

10.1%

12.6

*1- Basic Material, 2-Healthcare, 3- Services, 4- Technology

ConocoPhillips is an integrated energy company operating worldwide. COP recently traded at $63.32 and has a 4.2% dividend yield. COP gained 13.4% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $86.9 billion, P/E ratio of 8 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.33. COP also had an EPS growth rate of -4.6% during the last five years. Warren Buffett was the largest holder of COP shares with his $2+ billion investment at the end of most recent quarter. All other large investors including Jean-Marie Eveillard, Bill Miller and D. E. Shaw reduced their shares in COP.

Eli Lilly and Company provides pharmaceutical products worldwide. LLY recently traded at $36.97 and has a 5.3% dividend yield. LLY gained 6.9% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $42.8 billion, P/E ratio of 8.7 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.47. LLY also had an EPS growth rate of 20.1% during the last five years. Jim Simons increased his position in LLY by 59% during the second quarter of 2011. He had $388 million invested in LLY at the end of June.

Sysco Corporation provides various food and related products to the food service industry. SYY recently traded at $25.9 and has a 4% dividend yield. SYY lost 6.9% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $15.4 billion, P/E ratio of 13.2 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.57. SYY also had an EPS growth rate of 7.8% during the last five years.

AT&T is a huge telecommunication company operating worldwide. T recently traded at $28.52 and has a 6% dividend yield. T gained 4.8% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $169 billion, P/E ratio of 8.6 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.58. T also had an EPS growth rate of 17.8% during the last five years. Jim Simons invested nearly $60 million in T and increased his holdings of this company by 170% during the second quarter.

AstraZeneca is one of the leading healthcare companies producing and selling various kinds of medicines worldwide. AZN recently traded at $44.36 and has a 6.1% dividend yield. AZN lost 8% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $59.2 billion, P/E ratio of 7.7 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.43. AZN also had an EPS growth rate of 13.9% during the last five years.

BP is one of the leading oil and gas companies operating worldwide. BP recently traded at $36.07 and has a 4.7% dividend yield. BP lost 11.6% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $114 billion, P/E ratio of 5.7 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.44. BP also had an EPS growth rate of 0% during the last five years. Christian Leone initiated more than $300 million worth of call options in BP during the second quarter.

Vodafone provides mobile telecommunication services worldwide. VOD recently traded at $25.66 and has a 5.6% dividend yield. VOD gained 6.9% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $135.1 billion, P/E ratio of 11.1 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.44. VOD also had an EPS growth rate of 4.1% during the last five years.

Eni is an integrated energy company operating worldwide. E recently traded at $35.13 and has an 8% dividend yield. E lost 14.5% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $70.4 billion, P/E ratio of 7.8 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.54. E also had an EPS growth rate of -5.7% during the last five years.

China Mobile provides mobile telecommunications and related services primarily in the Mainland China. CHL recently traded at $48.71 and has a 4.2% dividend yield. CHL lost 1.4% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $195.5 billion, P/E ratio of 10.3 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.05. CHL also had an EPS growth rate of 17.1% during the last five years.

Sanofi-Aventis is one of the leading healthcare companies operating worldwide. SNY recently traded at $32.8 and has a 5.6% dividend yield. SNY gained 3.8% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $88.5 billion, P/E ratio of 15 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.38. SNY also had an EPS growth rate of 20% during the last five years. Ken Fisher was the largest holder of SNY with his $592 million investment at the end of June.

TOTAL operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. TOT recently traded at $43.87 and has a 7.5% dividend yield. TOT lost 10.3% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $103.5 billion, P/E ratio of 6.4 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.53. TOT also had an EPS growth rate of -2.7% during the last five years.

Nokia Corporation manufactures and sells mobile and communication related devices worldwide. NOK recently traded at $5.66 and has a 10.1% dividend yield. NOK lost 41.7% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $21.6 billion, P/E ratio of 12.6 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.44. NOK also had an EPS growth rate of -9.6% during the last five years.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 12 High Dividend, Low Debt, Low PE Stocks