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Citi strategists tweak the criteria for their top dividend-paying stock picks, lowering the...

Citi strategists tweak the criteria for their top dividend-paying stock picks, lowering the standard for dividend yield while adding a new filter for dividend momentum “to give more emphasis on dividend safety and growth." The full list: MO, AEP, T, AVB, BMY, ED, D, DD, DUK, INTC, KMB, KRFT, LLY, MCD, MRK, MSFT, NU, NOC, OXY, PFE, PM, RTN, SRE, SO, SYY, XEL.
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  • Bob987654321
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    Now I'll sleep better tonight :) lol
    2 Apr 2013, 09:34 PM Reply Like
  • Sunshine123
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    Me, too, Bob987654321 - lol.
    2 Apr 2013, 10:20 PM Reply Like
  • justaminute
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    They are only changing their criteria because the pursuit of yield has driven dividend paying stocks too high too fast. Many will be burned after buying stocks yielding 2.5-3.5 yields when investors flee the sector after interest rates rise and many return to momentum chasing again.
    3 Apr 2013, 01:06 AM Reply Like
  • ronjam
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    In March of 2009 I bought about 90% of the stocks listed, because I needed the income in retirement. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than smart!
    3 Apr 2013, 02:06 AM Reply Like
  • twitchwhenisell
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    You can ALWAYS count on Citi to be front and center when it comes to being on top of things.
    3 Apr 2013, 03:54 AM Reply Like
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