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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 38.72   42.8 0.91 2.26 5.84
AT&T 34.54   31.4 1.11 1.88 5.44
MERCURY GENERAL 55.68   23.5 2.39 2.47 4.44
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 50.58   15.0 3.40 1.84 3.64
VECTREN 42.57   20.4 209.00 1.52 3.57
PITNEY BOWES 21.85   13.4 1.66 0.75 3.43
KIMBERLY-CLARK 108.86   29.2 3.75 3.52 3.23
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 100.14   18.1 5.59 3.00 3.00
CLOROX 107.66   24.6 4.43 3.08 2.86
LEGGETT PLATT 47.28   28.5 1.67 1.24 2.62
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 48.60   36.9 133.00 0.96 1.98