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How Safe Are Marathon Oil’s Dividends?

Published Mon, 30 Aug 2010 20:26:48 GMT on The Motley Fool

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you’d be crazy to not take advantage of!... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
EXXON MOBIL 71.98   17.3 4.15 3.48 4.83
CHEVRON 121.42   15.7 7.72 4.76 3.91
CONOCOPHILLIPS 56.35   9.1 6.20 1.22 2.17
MARATHON OIL 12.58   10.7 1.18 0.20 1.56

EXXON MOBIL - XOM
EXXON MOBIL - XOM  


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