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7 High-Dividend Stocks: Are They Safe?

Published Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:43:58 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Is it time to flee to safety? With the economic and political climates only becoming more tumultuous, I have been paying closer attention to dividend stocks recently. We all know about the blue chip dividend companies, but there are attractive companies with high yields that are going ex-dividend every week. This strategy can work in one of two ways: either you buy before the ex-date to receive the dividend, or buy after if the stock declines far below the after-tax amount of the dividend. Buying the stock to receive the dividend is intuitive, but many have contacted me requesting further details on the second strategy. Investopedia has a great example of how this works. To explain this, I will use AT&T (T) as an example. AT&T declared a $0.43 dividend to shareholders of record on October 10, 2011. On the ex-dividend date, the stock price should decline by the after-tax...

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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT 8.38   41.9 0.20 0.92 10.84
AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY 19.89   43.2 0.46 2.16 10.70
INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL 14.94   0.0 -1.86 1.60 10.55
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 95.78   22.9 4.18 4.16 4.31
ALTRIA GROUP 64.43   22.4 2.88 2.44 3.77
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC 41.86   20.2 2.07 1.28 3.07