Published Tue, 30 Jul 2019 05:01:51 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
With US Treasury yields so low right now, yields on equities have become increasingly competitive. Granted, Treasuries have considerably less capital risk than equities, but from a historical perspective, it isn't typical for stocks to yield more than Treasuries. Then again, is anything typical these days? While there have been short periods in recent history where the S&P 500 has had a higher dividend yield than the 10-year US Treasury, right now the 10-year yield (2.05%) is just under 20 bps higher than the dividend yield of the S&P 500 (1.87%).
For a large percentage of the S&P 500's individual components, though, it's a different story. As shown in the chart below, 225 of the S&P 500's individual components had a dividend yield of more than 2.05% (the yield on the 10-year), while 173 of those have a higher yield than the 30-year US Treasury. Also, relative to the 5-year US Treasury, more than half (259) of the S&P 500's components have a higher yield.
Turning to the highest-yielding S&P 500 stocks, 25 of them now have a yield of 5% or more. Normally, you would expect to see stocks from the Financials and Utilities sectors comprise a large portion of a list like this, but each of these sectors only has one stock on the list. The two stocks with the greatest representation are Energy and Real Estate, each with five. Perhaps the most notable aspect of the list is that all eleven of the S&P 500's sectors are represented on the list - even... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|HELMERICH & PAYNE||40.76||0.0||-0.68||2.84||6.74|
|PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL||74.90||14.9||5.03||4.68||6.12|
|SIMON PROPERTY GROUP||155.27||20.8||7.48||8.40||5.21|
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