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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 38.64   41.8 0.91 2.26 5.85
AT&T 34.74   34.1 102.00 1.88 5.41
MERCURY GENERAL 56.45   23.5 2.39 2.47 4.38
VECTREN 42.10   19.7 2.09 1.52 3.61
PITNEY BOWES 20.92   12.5 1.66 0.75 3.59
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 55.21   14.0 3.96 1.84 3.33
KIMBERLY-CLARK 114.97   73.0 1.57 3.52 3.06
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 100.21   17.6 5.68 3.00 2.99
CLOROX 111.94   25.3 443.00 3.08 2.75
LEGGETT PLATT 47.81   29.8 1.67 1.24 2.59
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 50.69   32.4 1.58 0.96 1.89