Philip Morris among leaders in Morningstar's top 10 dividend stocks

Morningstar's Ultimate Stock Pickers latest list of top 10 dividend yielding stocks is led by Philip Morris (PM), "a cash-generating machine... fortified by a bevy of powerful brands, a global manufacturing and distribution system, and... an addictive product set."

While 2014 is seen as an investment spending year at McDonald's (MCD), at least one analyst was reassured by the recent analyst day presentation which balanced discussions about growth and capacity initiatives with talk about returning value to shareholders.

Other selections: GSK, VOD, LLY, COP, INTC, MRK, UN, CVE.

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  • Tradevestor
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    Cool, long PM GSK and MCD.


    Had INTC and MRK before
    17 Dec 2013, 06:46 PM Reply Like
  • Go595lf
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    Looking at the experts analysts they rate PM, LLY, CVE and UN between F and D............ quite a different view from MorningStar !!!!!!
    17 Dec 2013, 07:11 PM Reply Like
  • slam stocks
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    PM, MCD are still large holdings, sold MRK and chose CVX instead of COP.
    17 Dec 2013, 07:11 PM Reply Like
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    Good decision.
    18 Dec 2013, 06:46 AM Reply Like
  • CapeCapMgmt
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    You guys didn't need Morningstar's blessing on your business partners. You are all intelligent investors....... :)
    17 Dec 2013, 07:48 PM Reply Like
  • tomlos
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    Long PM, MCD.. No brainer holdings.
    17 Dec 2013, 10:56 PM Reply Like
  • wes mantooth
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    Good, I expect big things out of PM in 2014.
    18 Dec 2013, 09:33 AM Reply Like
  • frank paxman
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    CVX is a top oil pick. I give high marks to COP, as well.
    18 Dec 2013, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    I would go with (UN) and (CVE).


    (UN) owns 1/10 of "everything," and the long graph looks great.;c= Out of the "10 companies the own everything," I would say (UN) is the least liked among the 10.


    I think 2014 will be a good year for oil. World economies starting to come back. And it's only a matter of time before something happens with Iran's nuclear program.
    18 Dec 2013, 11:44 PM Reply Like
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