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20 Dividend Stocks Giving Shareholders A Raise

|Includes:AVA, CCE, CHSP, DBD, DPS, FCX, FNF, HME, LLL, LO, 3M Company (MMM), OMC, OMI, OXY, SIX, SPG, TWX, UPS, WU

Dividend stocks are sometimes referred to as defensive stocks since many investors flee to them in an economic downturn. Their dividends, if sustainable, provide a minimum level of positive return. This cushions the downward pressure from the market. Better yet, great dividend companies not only sustain their dividends in a downturn - they actually raise them.

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Stocks: MMM, UPS, OXY, TWX, DPS, OMI, AVA, CCE, WU, SPG, HME, DBD, LLL, FCX, SIX, CHSP, LO, OMC, FNF