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Do you prefer stocks that pay part of their return in dividend income? If so, here's a list you may be interested in.

We began by screening the S&P 500 for dividend stocks: those paying dividend yields above 2% and sustainable payout ratios below 50%.

We then screened for those with strong profitability compared to industry peers, with higher gross, operating, and pretax margins than their industry averages by at least 5% on each margin. This indicates that these companies are taking a greater percentage of their revenues as profits, and they also have stronger control over their cost structures.

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

List sorted by dividend yield.

1. Intel Corporation (INTC): Engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. Market cap at $130.45B, most recent closing price at $25.86. Dividend yield at 3.47%, payout ratio at 34.15%. TTM (trailing twelve months) gross margin at 75.6% vs. industry average at 60.51%. TTM operating margin at 31.22% vs. industry average at 21.57%. TTM pretax margin at 31.59% vs. industry average at 19.94%.

2. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE): Engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in the United States and Canada. Market cap at $29.44B, most recent closing price at $70.37. Dividend yield at 3.40%, payout ratio at 44.60%. TTM gross margin at 35.27% vs. industry average at 29.52%. TTM operating margin at 25.57% vs. industry average at 19.45%. TTM pretax margin at 19.34% vs. industry average at 13.94%.

3. Analog Devices Inc. (ADI): Engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits used in industrial, communication, computer, and consumer applications. Market cap at $11.74B, most recent closing price at $39.25. Dividend yield at 3.05%, payout ratio at 44.39%. TTM gross margin at 69.13% vs. industry average at 60.51%. TTM operating margin at 32.74% vs. industry average at 21.57%. TTM pretax margin at 32.08% vs. industry average at 19.94%.

4. Xilinx Inc. (XLNX): Designs, develops, and markets programmable platforms in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Japan. Market cap at $8.66B, most recent closing price at $32.63. Dividend yield at 2.68%, payout ratio at 41.08%. TTM gross margin at 68.08% vs. industry average at 60.51%. TTM operating margin at 28.21% vs. industry average at 21.57%. TTM pretax margin at 25.88% vs. industry average at 19.94%.

5. 3M Co. (MMM): Operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. Market cap at $63.28B, most recent closing price at $89.85. Dividend yield at 2.59%, payout ratio at 36.35%. TTM gross margin at 50.51% vs. industry average at 42.99%. TTM operating margin at 21.28% vs. industry average at 13.78%. TTM pretax margin at 20.82% vs. industry average at 12.35%.

6. Tiffany & Co. (TIF): Engages in the design, manufacture, and retail of fine jewelry worldwide. Market cap at $6.94B, most recent closing price at $54.34. Dividend yield at 2.34%, payout ratio at 33.58%. TTM gross margin at 62.82% vs. industry average at 37.69%. TTM operating margin at 20.05% vs. industry average at 10.52%. TTM pretax margin at 17.93% vs. industry average at 9.84%.

7. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP): Provides various information services for financial, educational, and business information markets worldwide. Market cap at $13.06B, most recent closing price at $46.42. Dividend yield at 2.19%, payout ratio at 34.53%. TTM gross margin at 61.82% vs. industry average at 40.95%. TTM operating margin at 25.15% vs. industry average at 19.47%. TTM pretax margin at 21.53% vs. industry average at 14.49%.

8. Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (DNB): Provides commercial information and insight on businesses worldwide. Market cap at $3.56B, most recent closing price at $74.49. Dividend yield at 2.04%, payout ratio at 26.18%. TTM gross margin at 66.48% vs. industry average at 46.94%. TTM operating margin at 25.66% vs. industry average at 15.89%. TTM pretax margin at 20.73% vs. industry average at 12.79%.

*Profitability data sourced from Fidelity; all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 8 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks With Impressive Profitability