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Compare the dividend stocks in the Dogs of the Dow index by dividend yield, payout ratio, Price/Earnings, earnings per share (EPS), dividend per share (DPS).

The Dogs of the Dow, also called High Yield 10, is an investment strategy popularized in 1991 by Michael O'Higgins. It proposes that an investor annually selects the 10 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price.


Beware of stocks with an extremely high dividend yield! This can be caused by a stock price that is extremely low, compared to the trailing twelve months (ttm) dividend. Or it can be caused by a special, one-time only super dividend.



Last updated: 2017/6/27 00:33:35 CET
Stock name Dividend yield
Verizon Comm 5.09
Chevron 4.11
Ibm 3.90
Pfizer 3.78
Exxon Mobil 3.77
Cisco Systems 3.61
Coca-cola 3.27
Caterpillar 2.96
Merck & Co 2.87
Boeing 2.81

Articles featuring Verizon Comm (VZ):

Yes, You Can Still Build A 4% Yielding Portfolio In Today's Market, Part II

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Thanks For The 8% Raise, Dividend Growth 50!

The month just completed was quite an eventful one for yours truly. In a March 14 article, I told about my daughter Katie getting engaged, with her boyfriend popping the question while they were scuba diving in the waters off of Hawaii. Incredibly, 10 days later, my son Ben proposed to his girlfriend ... and she said yes. The incredible part wasn't that Sammi said yes - Ben, after all, is a heck of a catch (and vice versa)! It was that two siblings announced two engagements less... Read more

March Portfolio Update: Our Dividend Growth Portfolio Powers Higher

I love the month of March. March is usually the month where the weather starts to improve. The grass is turning green. The sun shines more and snow and cold weather are usually in the rearview mirror. As a sports fan, there's spring training baseball and the NCAA basketball tournament. Professional hockey and basketball leagues are heading towards the playoffs. Being a teacher, spring break is less than a week away. All in all, this is one of my favorite times of the year. This time around,... Read more

5%+ Dividend Yield Portfolio: Back To Winning Ways (March 2017 Review)

Outlook "May you live in interesting times" supposedly goes a Chinese proverb. However, this isn't a phrase of encouragement but instead a curse that the target may not know peace and tranquility. Well these are indeed interesting times with rising markets despite rising interest rates (so much for don't fight the Fed) and don't even get me started on politics. But March's meager market performance (S&P 500 returns of 0.34%) may be a sign of trouble ahead... Read more

Verizon Could Cut Its Dividend

While I am by no means a dividend investor, I feel inclined to comment on the topic. Often times, dividend investors will say something like "the company has increased its dividends for XX straight years/quarters" and "there has been no dividend cut in the past decade or so." While this is all fine and dandy, it's backward looking. In the case of Verizon (NYSE: VZ) this could result in disappointing results. I do not necessarily subscribe to the "past results are no... Read more

Back To The Future: Lessons Learned From 3 Dividend Growth Stocks I Bought On 09/09/09

I love movies about time travel and Back To The Future is one of my all time favorites. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I found myself back in the past with my present knowledge. Or, if I could travel into the future, what information would I look for to bring back to the present day? In this article, I "travel" back to 09/09/09 when I bought 3 dividend growth stocks for my wife's IRA. I look at the performance of these stocks over 7.5 years of ownership and... Read more

Verizon: The Dividend Stream Makes This Stock A Buy

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is a dividend-paying telecom. Its current market price is a good price to buy its dividend stream. What did I think last time? I first wrote about VZ back on November 13th when I evaluated it in the context of holding it with AT&T (NYSE: T) as well. I concluded that the telecom market and my portfolio both had more than enough room for both T and VZ. VZ has a pretty good yield but grows its dividend somewhat slowly. Based on the parameters I used at the time, the... Read more

Retirees: How To Generate The Income You Need From A Dividend Portfolio

My paid subscribers have asked me to write about ideas on creating a dividend portfolio for retirement. I decided to focus on the topic of generating the income needed for retirement for this article. In this article, I assume you're at or near retirement. And I'll use examples to illustrate different scenarios. Ultimately, most retirees want safe income -- cash they can use every day to pay the bills and enjoy life. So, the goal of a retirement stock portfolio is to... Read more

Tending The Dividend Garden - March Update

As I wrote previously in Tending the Dividend Garden - January Update I like to think of building my stock portfolio the same way I would think about planting my garden. I see a lot of similarities between gardening and investing in dividend paying stocks. They both require a lot of work and patience up front, but when done correctly, can provide a great return. I like the idea of grouping stocks based on their yield and dividend growth rate (DGR) into comparable crops from my garden. As a... Read more

Verizon: Dividend Sustainable, But Business Shrinking

Company Introduction Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is a telecommunication services company which has revenues shrinking in recent quarters although its current cash flow are still respectable. While the company is a historically a blue chip in the telecoms industry, investors should stay away from Verizon shares or only purchase on significant further weakness for its dividend. As an alternative, take a look at AT&T (NYSE: T) for exposure to the telecommunications sector... Read more

A Mathematician Plays the Market

Paulos offers a hilarious account of how the stock market both follows and defies mathematical principals. He offers an engaging overview of everything from 'betas' to the efficient market hypothesis.
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