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High-dividend stocks deliver income and perform much better than the rest of the market, both during market downturns and on the average.

Below are 20 high-dividend stocks that have a market cap of over $7.5 billion, beta of lower than 0.75 and dividend yield higher than 5%. The market data is sourced from Finviz and hedge fund holdings are obtained from Insider monkey.

Stock

Sector*

Dividend Yield

P/E

Beta

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T)

1

6.1%

8.6

0.64

GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK)

6

5.1%

21.9

0.61

Verizon (NYSE:VZ)

1

5.5%

16.1

0.63

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN)

6

5.9%

8.0

0.58

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO)

7

6.0%

16.6

0.47

National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG)

5

5.8%

10.3

0.67

Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD)

2

5.9%

26.1

0.55

Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC)

5

5.0%

10.5

0.6

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)

5

5.1%

12.9

0.42

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:KMP)

2

6.6%

120.6

0.34

Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI)

7

5.4%

17.1

0.63

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)

1

8.8%

13.9

0.74

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)

4

15.5%

5.4

0.31

Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR)

5

5.1%

9.3

0.61

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH)

4

5.2%

15.3

0.67

ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE:OKS)

2

5.1%

19.5

0.45

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA)

2

6.6%

20.0

0.45

Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP)

2

8.7%

25.6

0.62

Reed Elsevier NV (NYSE:ENL)

3

5.2%

15.2

0.71

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE)

2

7.3%

35.3

0.72

*1: Technology, 2: Basic Materials, 3: Services, 4: Financial, 5: Utilities, 6: Healthcare, 7: Consumer Goods

AT&T recently traded at $28.44 and has a 6.1% dividend yield. T gained 6.8% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $168.5 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. According to latest news, AT&T received more than 200,000 preorders for Apple's latest smartphone Iphone 4S in its first day of availability. Jim Simons invested nearly $60 million in T and increased his holdings of this company by 170% during the second quarter. Phill Gross holds the largest position in T with his $318 million investment.

GlaxoSmithKline recently traded at $42.88 and has a 5.1% dividend yield. GSK gained 8.5% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $108.6 billion, P/E ratio of 21.9 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 1.76. GSK also had an EPS growth rate of -17.2% during the last five years. Ken Fisher holds the largest position in GSK with his $500 million investment. He increased his holdings of GSK by 134% during the most recent quarter.

Verizon recently traded at $36.16 and has a 5.5% dividend yield. VZ gained 16.1% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $102.4 billion, P/E ratio of 16.1 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 1.37. VZ also had an EPS growth rate of -16.1% during the last five years. Jim Simons initiated a more than $100 million position in VZ during the most recent quarter. Phill Gross holds the largest position in this company with his $149 million investment. Phill Gross also increased his holdings of VZ shares by 4% during the second quarter.

AstraZeneca recently traded at $45.76 and has a 5.9% dividend yield. AZN lost 7.3% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $60.9 billion, P/E ratio of 8 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.43. AZN also had an EPS growth rate of 13.9% during the last five years. Jim Simons is the largest holder of AZN shares with his $28 million investment. He increased his holdings in this company by 21% during the most recent quarter.

Altria Group recently traded at $27.43 and has a 6% dividend yield. MO gained 18.8% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $56.8 billion, P/E ratio of 16.6 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 2.95. MO also had an EPS growth rate of -13.7% during the last five years. Tom Russo holds the largest position in MO with his $187 million investment. Phill Gross, Cliff Asness, David Dreman and D. E. Shaw all also hold more than $20 million positions in MO.

National Grid plc recently traded at $50.59 and has a 5.8% dividend yield. NGG gained 18.3% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $36 billion, P/E ratio of 10.3 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 2.56. NGG also had an EPS growth rate of 8.9% during the last five years. Charles Clough holds the largest position in NGG with his $66 million investment. He increased his holdings of NGG shares by 18% during the most recent quarter.

Enterprise Products Partners recently traded at $40.9 and has a 5.9% dividend yield. EPD gained 5.5% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $35.8 billion, P/E ratio of 26.1 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 1.27. EPD also had an EPS growth rate of 4.6% during the last five years. John Osterweis had $69 million invested in EPD at the end of the most recent quarter.

Exelon Corp. recently traded at $41.93 and has a 5% dividend yield. EXC gained 2.1% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $27.8 billion, P/E ratio of 10.5 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.97. EXC also had an EPS growth rate of 22.4% during the last five years. Steven Cohen, Phill Gross and Israel Englander initiated new positions in EXC during the most recent quarter. Steven Cohen is the largest holder of EXC with his $60 million investment.

Source: 20 High-Dividend, Low-Beta Stocks