S&P 500 Stocks With Yields Over 5% Originally Published On "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". The S&P 500 index is a popular used tool by investors. Professionals like big insurance player or pension funds allocate their portfolio weighting on indices like the Dow Jones Index and Standard & Poor's 500. The S&P 500 is a free-float capitalization-weighted index published since 1957 by Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill Companies. For income investors, people who search the best dividend paying stocks in order to boost their dividend income, it is very revealing to know what yields are currently available.
I screened the index with its 500 companies by a minimum dividend yield of 5 percent. The index has twenty-three high yields and the highest yield amounts to 13.61 percent, paid by Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI). Eight high yields have a P/E ratio below 15 and nine are currently recommended to buy.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full table. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.86 and forward P/E ratio is 12.42. The dividend yield has a value of 6.69 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.45 and price to sales ratio 1.41. The operating margin amounts to 16.45 percent.
Related stock ticker symbols:
PBI, WIN, RRD, FTR, CTL, EXC, CLF, RAI, MO, POM, PBCT, AEE, T, LO, TE, NYX, FE, ETR, LMT, TEG, FII, PPL, DUK
I am long MO, LO, NYX, LMT. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.
For the other stocks: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.