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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
HCP 39.71   20.2 1.98 2.18 5.49
AT&T 35.24   10.4 340.00 1.84 5.22
MERCURY GENERAL 48.81   12.2 4.05 2.46 5.04
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 47.05   18.3 2.59 1.76 3.74
VECTREN 39.90   21.2 1.89 1.44 3.61
LEGGETT PLATT 34.92   49.0 0.72 1.24 3.55
KIMBERLY-CLARK 107.57   19.4 5.57 3.36 3.12
CLOROX 96.04   22.6 4.27 2.96 3.08
PITNEY BOWES 24.99   17.3 1.44 0.75 3.00
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 106.59   19.7 5.41 2.80 2.63
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 41.59   30.1 1.39 0.88 2.12