Top 100 Dividend Stocks – July 2012 – Return From The Dead?

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 07.04.2012 (5:00 am) | Write a Comment  (4 Comments)

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Who said Zombies did not exist? When last month I wrote about the fact that we finally had a new stock at the very top of the dividend rankings, I did not expect that to only last for one month… But it looks like that is exactly what has happened.

I’ve written a few times about how looking at dividend yield could be misleading. One part of the reason is that some companies end up paying more than they can afford to.

I also wrote about why dividend investing is not just a trend and I think that finding the right stocks to include is a critical part. Today we have an interesting analysis as the top pick actually has a very low payout ratio.. !

Today, we are back with our list of the top 100 dividend stocks from the S&P500 and there is no surprise in who is on top. I would caution greatly against investing based only off of a dividend yield though.

Frontier Communications Corp (FTR)

One very interesting fact is that 3 stocks currently stand at a dividend yield of 10% or more including the stock that ranked #1 last month, Pitney Bowes Inc (PBI). With a dividend yield over 10% and a payout ratio of nearly 500%, it sure looks like FTR is not exactly a sustainable dividend stock right? I

Over the weekend, I will do further research on these 100 names and will send it over to newsletter subscribers next week, be free to join if you haven’t already, it’s free!:)


In the meantime, here is the list!

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  2. Comment by joe — July 8, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    Is Radio Shack not part of the S&P 500? Is that why it is not on this list?

  3. Comment by IS — July 9, 2012 @ 6:00 am

    @joe – It is not no, that is why. I will try to do an analysis of RSH in the near future though:)

  4. Comment by joe — July 9, 2012 @ 10:44 pm


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