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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...

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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
HCP 39.55   21.0 1.94 2.26 5.71
AT&T 33.72   31.2 111.00 1.88 5.58
MERCURY GENERAL 55.57   23.4 2.39 2.47 4.44
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 50.92   15.1 3.40 1.84 3.61
VECTREN 42.36   21.5 2.02 1.52 3.59
PITNEY BOWES 22.68   15.7 1.47 0.75 3.31
KIMBERLY-CLARK 109.40   29.4 3.75 3.52 3.22
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 99.50   18.0 5.59 3.00 3.02
CLOROX 105.73   24.2 441.00 2.96 2.80
LEGGETT PLATT 45.70   29.7 1.55 1.24 2.71
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 46.85   35.2 133.00 0.96 2.05