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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 37.70   47.5 0.80 2.26 5.99
AT&T 33.29   32.9 1.02 1.88 5.65
MERCURY GENERAL 51.32   62.1 0.84 2.47 4.81
PITNEY BOWES 19.95   10.1 1.99 0.75 3.76
VECTREN 40.97   17.2 2.38 1.52 3.71
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 52.79   13.4 3.96 1.84 3.49
KIMBERLY-CLARK 107.21   68.6 1.57 3.52 3.28
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 95.17   16.9 5.68 3.00 3.15
LEGGETT PLATT 44.14   25.5 1.72 1.28 2.90
CLOROX 111.69   24.4 4.57 3.08 2.76
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 46.02   29.0 1.58 0.96 2.09