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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 37.14   40.4 0.91 2.26 6.09
AT&T 35.61   32.1 1.11 1.88 5.28
MERCURY GENERAL 56.07   23.4 2.39 2.47 4.41
VECTREN 39.67   18.8 2.09 1.52 3.83
PITNEY BOWES 20.86   12.6 1.66 0.75 3.60
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 52.34   15.4 3.40 1.84 3.52
KIMBERLY-CLARK 107.60   28.7 3.75 3.52 3.27
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 98.20   17.6 5.59 3.00 3.05
CLOROX 105.94   24.0 4.43 3.08 2.91
LEGGETT PLATT 49.18   29.4 1.67 1.24 2.52
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 49.74   37.0 1.33 0.96 1.93