Though there are still debt worries in Europe and austerity worries in the US, the market has been rising lately, with the S&P 500 up around 10% in the last month (though still down for the year).
Despite the rally, a few quality stocks have remained depressed, and are currently trading within 10% of their 52 week lows.
52 week low - $27.20
Current Price - $28.88
Consecutive Dividend Increases - 27
Current Yield - 5.96%
AT&T is a provider of telecommunications services in the United States and worldwide. These include wireless communications, local exchange services, long-distance services, data/broadband and Internet services, video services, managed networking, wholesale services and directory advertising and publishing.
C.R. Bard Inc. (NYSE:BCR)
52 week low - $81.97
Current Price - $88.70
Consecutive Dividend Increases - 40
Current Yield - 0.86%
C. R. Bard, Inc. is engaged in the design, manufacture, packaging, distribution and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic and patient care devices.
Pepsi Co. (NYSE:PEP)
52 week low - $58.50
Current Price - $62.10
Consecutive Dividend Increases - 39
Current Yield - 3.32%
PepsiCo, Inc. is a global food, snack and beverage company. The company’s brands include Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Gatorade, Lay’s, Pepsi, Walkers, Gamesa and Sabritas.
SYSCO Corp. (NYSE:SYY)
52 week low - $25.09
Current Price - $26.98
Consecutive Dividend Increases - 41
Current Yield - 3.85%
Sysco Corporation, is a North American distributor of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. The company provides products and related services to approximately 400,000 customers, including restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other foodservice customers.
Walgreen Company (WAG)
52 week low - $31.60
Current Price - $34.31
Consecutive Dividend Increases - 36
Current Yield - 2.62%
Walgreen Co. (Walgreen) together with its subsidiaries, operates a drugstore chain in the United States. The Company provides its customers with multichannel access to consumer goods and services, and pharmacy, health and wellness services in communities across America.
I present these stocks only for your consideration, and recommend you do your own analysis before investing.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.