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  • 3 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats in Comparison 1 comment
    Aug 19, 2011 4:04 AM | about stocks: CINF, PBI, CTL

    Stocks with a long dividend history are popular. If the company increased dividends for a long period too, there could no better investment for income investors. One famous index that reflects consecutive dividend increasing is the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index. The index measures the performance of large cap, blue chip companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a policy of increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. 42 stocks are part of the index with a total market capitalization of roughly USD 1 trillion.

    Here are three high yield stocks from the Dividend Aristocrats Index:

    1. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) is acting within the domestic telecom services industry. The company has a market capitalization of USD 21.0 billion, generates revenues in an amount of USD 9.6 billion and a net income of USD 765.2 million. It follows P/E ratio is 14.4 and forward price to earnings ratio 17.0, Price/Sales 2.2 and Price/Book ratio 1.0. Dividend Yield: 8.5 percent. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 37 Years. 5-Year Dividend Growth: 94.3 percent. The company paid dividends since 1974.

    2. Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is acting within the business equipment industry. The company has a market capitalization of USD 3.7 billion, generates revenues in an amount of USD 5.4 billion and a net income of USD 354.0 million. It follows P/E ratio is 10.6 and forward price to earnings ratio 8.1, Price/Sales 0.7 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable due to negative equity. Dividend Yield: 8.6 percent. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 29 Years. 5-Year Dividend Growth: 3.1 percent. The company paid dividends since 1934.

    3. Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF) is acting within the property and casualty insurance industry. The company has a market capitalization of USD 4.2 billion, generates revenues in an amount of USD 3.9 billion and a net income of USD 296.0 million. It follows P/E ratio is 14.2 and forward price to earnings ratio 16.5, Price/Sales 1.1 and Price/Book ratio 0.8. Dividend Yield: 6.2 percent. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 50 Years. 5-Year Dividend Growth: 4.6 percent. The company paid dividends since 1954.

    Take a closer look at the full dividend yield table from the Dividend Aristocrats Index.



    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
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    Why should anyone follow advice from someone who has no "skin in the game"?
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