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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... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
MERCURY GENERAL 45.75   22.4 2.04 2.46 5.38
HCP 41.08   21.0 1.96 2.18 5.31
AT&T 36.10   10.5 340.00 1.84 5.10
LEGGETT PLATT 33.02   25.2 1.29 1.20 3.63
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 48.81   15.4 3.13 1.76 3.61
VECTREN 40.09   24.0 1.66 1.44 3.59
CLOROX 90.51   21.0 4.29 2.84 3.14
KIMBERLY-CLARK 112.41   20.0 5.53 3.36 2.99
PITNEY BOWES 25.48   16.4 1.50 0.75 2.94
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 98.75   19.0 5.23 2.64 2.67
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 38.38   25.0 152.00 0.88 2.29