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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 39.28   0.0 -0.15 2.30 5.91
AT&T 41.28   17.9 2.31 1.92 4.67
MERCURY GENERAL 55.15   27.6 2.00 2.48 4.43
PITNEY BOWES 17.77   12.2 1.46 0.75 4.21
VECTREN 51.64   23.0 2.24 1.60 3.08
KIMBERLY-CLARK 126.73   23.6 5.38 3.68 2.89
LEGGETT PLATT 48.65   17.8 2.74 1.36 2.76
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 118.81   22.3 5.32 3.20 2.68
CLOROX 126.53   25.7 4.93 3.20 2.53
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 74.96   19.4 3.86 1.92 2.52
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 42.19   27.9 1.51 1.04 2.46