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10-Year Dividend Payback For Top S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Published Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:53:47 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

There are many ways to inspect the yield opportunity with dividend stocks. One approach is to make projections of dividends over a number of years to see how much of the current purchase price might be recovered in the form of dividends. This article looks at the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats in that light, and identifies the 12 constituents that appear to have the greatest potential for cost recovery through dividends. The data is a partial extract from a larger internal report we produced in January. Click image to enlarge The data table image presents those 12 stocks: PBI - Pitney Bowes T - AT&T LEG - Leggett & Platt MCY - Mercury General CLX - Clorox CINF - Cincinnati Financial ABT - Abbott Labs KMB - Kimberly Clark JNJ - Johnson & Johnson WAG - Walgreen VVC - Vectren HCP - HCP Important Note: Let's be clear, that we... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AT&T 35.65   10.4 3.40 1.84 5.16
HCP 42.63   21.6 1.96 2.18 5.11
MERCURY GENERAL 49.23   22.1 2.15 2.46 5.00
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 47.90   17.4 2.74 1.76 3.67
VECTREN 39.75   23.4 1.67 1.44 3.62
LEGGETT PLATT 33.35   46.4 0.72 1.20 3.60
CLOROX 89.38   20.6 434.00 2.96 3.31
KIMBERLY-CLARK 108.31   19.5 5.57 3.36 3.10
PITNEY BOWES 26.91   19.1 1.41 0.75 2.79
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 102.11   18.9 5.41 2.80 2.74
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 42.93   30.9 139.00 0.88 2.05