The allure of dividend-paying stocks has not gone unnoticed by Morningstar's top managers,...

The allure of dividend-paying stocks has not gone unnoticed by Morningstar's top managers, especially with bond yields at historically low levels and interest rates bound to go up over the next several years. The "ultimate stock pickers" tab these 10 high dividend yielders: VOD, GSK, COP, LLY, NVS, MRK, INTC, PFE, SYY, PM.
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  • Dividends#1
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    I have no respect for the PROS, TOP MANAGERS are full of BS.


    High quality dividend stocks have been winners, since the stock market started. I do not need their approval or disapproval to keep re-investing my dividends.
    18 Sep 2012, 07:12 PM Reply Like
  • Debutant
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    I agree wholeheartedly. See how many of those professionals, money managers, analysts, brokers, "market veterans", in all shapes and colors made horrible calls in the past few weeks or so re QE3, here on Seeking Alpha. Now they are back shamelessly, telling us that "actually they got it right!"
    19 Sep 2012, 06:23 AM Reply Like
  • Thomas Sobon
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    Every one of the 10 stocks recommended is a low beta and defensive stock. If you are more concerned with total return instead of the dividend yield, you would likely look elsewhere. I wouldn't buy any of them because I wouldn't be getting compensated for the general market risk.
    18 Sep 2012, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • addisonsm
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    Beta is a measure of stock's volatility when compared to the rest of the stock market. While beta may be a factor in determining the risk associated with a stock, it is by no means the risk itself. A stock can be low beta because it moves steadily when compared to the rest of the market, but the direction of that movement would be key in determining the risk associated with owning that security.
    18 Sep 2012, 11:19 PM Reply Like
  • driftking27
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    Well Dude,


    If you dont own any of these stocks, then you would not be an investor, and therefore a trader. These stocks are good companies that have low debt to equity ratio, and also offer low downside risk to high upper potential.


    They are also stocks that beat the S&P, or have done so over the last 6months.
    You sound more of a trader, than an investor. Further, the higher the Yield there is less likely of any movement in the stock, which has been the case in Vodafone over the last month, as it sits at around 7% with the special div built in.


    I will give you my list and you tell me yours for comparison's sake;
    Balfour Beatty Plc [ construction ],
    Astrazeneca, Glaxosmithkline, Johnson & Johnson,
    Imperial Tobacco plc, British American Tobacco,
    HSBC, Royal bank of Scotland plc, Royal Sun Alliance Insurance, Rexam,
    BHP plc, Rio Tinto, BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell B, Hunting Plc
    General Electric, BAE Systems, Weir Group
    Index-Linked Gilt,
    Murray Income Trust Investment, Alliance Trust Investment, British Telecom Group, Vodafone plc,
    National Grid plc.
    19 Sep 2012, 10:38 AM Reply Like
  • ArtfulDodger
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    Volatility equals opportunity—not risk.
    19 Sep 2012, 12:31 AM Reply Like
  • tommyboca
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    Vodaphone will become a great invest in the next 3-4 years. The dividend is as safe as many American multi-national Blue Chips.
    19 Sep 2012, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • driftking27
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    The dividend of Vodafone is ONLY safe if VZ continue to pay the special dividend!
    19 Sep 2012, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • Veritas1010
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    Not true.


    Examen VOD's divy history. Yes, always variable which is typical of Euro stocks, but when examened yearly, usually over 5%+. Special divy's are real sweet, but only owning 45% of VZ they are like a heavy date, but not the one cruisin' into the drive-in. Look for a lack of payout growth consistency (this is normal), but consistent 5%+ and higher.


    disc.: long VOD, unequivocally.
    19 Sep 2012, 07:13 PM Reply Like
  • htmiata
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    NDSN, Nordson......on a strong run!
    20 Sep 2012, 02:50 AM Reply Like
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