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Interested in the stability that dividends can offer? For ideas on how to search for dividend stocks, we ran a screen.

We screened the S&P 500 for stocks paying dividend yields above 1% and sustainable payout ratios below 50%. We then screened for those with current "Overweight" ratings from Barclays Capital (analysts at Barclays believe these stocks will outperform).

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.‬

We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.

Do you think these stocks pay attractive dividends? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by ratings date.

1. Torchmark Corp. (NYSE:TMK): Provides individual life and supplemental health insurance products, and annuities to middle income households. Market cap of $4.62B. Dividend yield at 1.06%, payout ratio at 9.23%. On 12/12/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has gained 11.48% over the last year.

2. Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU): Provides business and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, consumers, accounting professionals, and financial institutions in the United States, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Market cap of $17.04B. Dividend yield at 1.05%, payout ratio at 7.03%. On 12/06/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has gained 22.4% over the last year.

3. CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX): Engages in the production of multi-fuel energy and provision of energy services primarily to the electric power generation industry in the United States. Market cap of $7.87B. Dividend yield at 1.44%, payout ratio at 16.73%. On 11/03/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has lost 30.77% over the last year.

4. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX): Engages in the exploration, mining, and production of mineral resources. Market cap of $41.68B. Dividend yield at 2.14%, payout ratio at 30.70%. On 11/03/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.19%.

5. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW): Distributes facilities maintenance and other related products and services in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, China, Colombia, and Panama. Market cap of $14.19B. Dividend yield at 1.30%, payout ratio at 26.55%. On 10/14/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has gained 48.71% over the last year.

6. Cooper Industries plc (CBE): Manufactures and sells electrical products in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $9.51B. Dividend yield at 1.93%, payout ratio at 30.01%. On 10/14/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a good month, gaining 12.51%.

7. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK): Provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. Market cap of $11.64B. Dividend yield at 2.18%, payout ratio at 30.37%. On 10/14/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a good month, gaining 12.84%.

8. Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON): Operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Market cap of $44.58B. Dividend yield at 2.59%, payout ratio at 40.04%. On 10/14/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has gained 6.78% over the last year.

9. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE): Operates as a technology, service, and finance company worldwide. Market cap of $198.90B. Dividend yield at 3.61%, payout ratio at 49.49%. On 10/14/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has lost 2.69% over the last year.

10. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK): Provides hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security solutions. Market cap of $11.80B. Dividend yield at 2.35%, payout ratio at 40.29%. On 10/13/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has gained 8.37% over the last year.

11. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO): Operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. Market cap of $13.54B. Dividend yield at 2.48%, payout ratio at 5.06%. On 10/11/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.8% over the last week.

12. Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI): Designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, electric power generation systems, and engine-related component products worldwide. Market cap of $20.60B. Dividend yield at 1.50%, payout ratio at 13.84%. On 09/28/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.61% over the last week.

13. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): Manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. Market cap of $68.73B. Dividend yield at 1.73%, payout ratio at 19.34%. On 09/28/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a good month, gaining 16.52%.

-14. Deere & Company (NYSE:DE): Provides products and services primarily for agriculture and forestry worldwide. Market cap of $34.86B. Dividend yield at 1.90%, payout ratio at 22.63%. On 09/28/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a good month, gaining 12.94%.

15. Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN): Operates as a power management company worldwide. Market cap of $16.31B. Dividend yield at 2.79%, payout ratio at 35.17%. On 09/28/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a good month, gaining 11.69%.

16. Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX): Operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $37.60B. Dividend yield at 2.50%, payout ratio at 32.41%. On 09/07/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has gained 18% over the last year.

17. Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR): Provides personal and commercial automobile insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance products and related services primarily in the United States. Market cap of $12.62B. Dividend yield at 2.0%, payout ratio at 33.98%. On 08/09/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.67% over the last week.

18. Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS): Provides electronic payment processing and other services to card-issuing and merchant acquiring institutions. Market cap of $4.22B. Dividend yield at 1.91%, payout ratio at 26.08%. On 07/27/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has gained 22.53% over the last year.

19. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX): Operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $25.37B. Dividend yield at 1.13%, payout ratio at 20.39%. On 07/11/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has gained 43.38% over the last year.

20. Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M): Operates department stores and Internet Web sites in the United States. Market cap of $14.81B. Dividend yield at 2.41%, payout ratio at 12.61%. On 06/09/2011, Barclays Capital had an Overweight rating on the stock. The stock has had a good month, gaining 10.11%.

*Ratings sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 20 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks Barclays Thinks Will Outperform