There are a number of great companies in the market today. I've selected the highest dividend yields among the undervalued or fairly valued* companies for defensive dividend stock investors reviewed by ModernGraham. Each company has been determined to be suitable for the Defensive Investor according to the ModernGraham approach.
*Please note that I've added fairly valued companies to this screen as the market's current valuation did not allow for the usual screen of only undervalued companies.
Defensive Investors are defined as investors who are not able or willing to do substantial research into individual investments, and therefore need to select only the companies that present the least amount of risk. Enterprising Investors, on the other hand, are able to do substantial research and can select companies that present a moderate (though still low) amount of risk. Each company suitable for the Defensive Investor is also suitable for Enterprising Investors.
Disclosure: I am/we are long IVZ,PBCT.
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