7 Large Cap Stocks Paying a Big Dividend to Shareholders

Wall St. Watchdog ran a trading screen for large cap stocks in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector that pay a large dividend.  Criteria for the screen are:

  • A market capitalization of at least $50 billion
  • The stock trades on an American exchange
  • Its 5-year average dividend yield is greater than 3%
  • Its current P/E (excluding extraordinary items) for the last fiscal year is greater than 0.01.  This means that the company’s normal operations are generating a positive net income, which should provide some cash cushion for future dividend payments.  Extraordinary items are excluded from this calculation because we’re using the 5-year average dividend yield as a proxy for dividend payments, and so any extraordinary items incurred in a particular year should be smoothed out over five years.
  • The company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector

Our screen returned 7 companies that met these criteria. Following is some information on them:

  • Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO): This company has a 5-year average dividend yield of 10.57%. It generated $24,363,000,000 in revenues over the last fiscal year, which represents a change of3.43% over the previous year. The stock recently traded at $26.10, its current P/E (excluding extraordinary items) is 13.51, and its market capitalization is $54,637,410,000. About the company:  Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. Altria holds an interest in a brewery company. Competitors to Watch: Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO), Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM), Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI), British American Tobacco (AMEX:BTI), and Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR).
  • Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL): This company has a 5-year average dividend yield of 4.32%. It generated $63,573,688,839 in revenues over the last fiscal year, which represents a change of11.15% over the previous year. The stock recently traded at $32.05, its current P/E (excluding extraordinary items) is 14.86, and its market capitalization is $96,434,718,522. About the company:  Unilever PLC manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.
  • British American Tobacco (ADR) (AMEX:BTI): This company has a 5-year average dividend yield of 4.31%. It generated $23,817,320,233 in revenues over the last fiscal year, which represents a change of4.75% over the previous year. The stock recently traded at $86.25, its current P/E (excluding extraordinary items) is 18.56, and its market capitalization is $84,927,727,402. About the company:  British American Tobacco PLC is the holding company for a group of companies that manufacture, market and sell cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and roll-your-own tobacco.
  • Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO): This company has a 5-year average dividend yield of 3.59%. It generated $15,672,038,384 in revenues over the last fiscal year, which represents a change of5.04% over the previous year. The stock recently traded at $80.90, its current P/E (excluding extraordinary items) is 17.31, and its market capitalization is $50,503,341,669. About the company:  Diageo plc produces, distills and markets alcoholic beverages. The Company’s premium drinks brands include Smirnoff, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Jose Cuervo, Seagrams, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Baileys, Harp, and Guinness Stout.
  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): This company has a 5-year average dividend yield of 3.54%. It generated $49,207,000,000 in revenues over the last fiscal year, which represents a change of26.97% over the previous year. The stock recently traded at $34.83, its current P/E (excluding extraordinary items) is 20.11, and its market capitalization is $61,226,830,000. About the company:  Kraft Foods Inc. is a food and beverage company. The Company manufactures and markets packaged food products, including snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery products. Kraft sells its products throughout the world. Competitors to Watch: General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS), J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF), Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAH), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN), Kellogg Company (NYSE:K), ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG), Inventure Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNAK), TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS), PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), and Golden Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLDC)
  • Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:UN): This company has a 5-year average dividend yield of 3.26%. It generated $63,573,688,839 in revenues over the last fiscal year, which represents a change of11.15% over the previous year. The stock recently traded at $32.49, its current P/E (excluding extraordinary items) is 15.06, and its market capitalization is $96,434,718,522. About the company:  Unilever NV manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.
  • Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ADR) (NYSE:ABV): This company has a 5-year average dividend yield of 3.02%. It generated $16,051,785,277 in revenues over the last fiscal year, which represents a change of8.79% over the previous year. The stock recently traded at $33.35, its current P/E (excluding extraordinary items) is 20.41, and its market capitalization is $92,576,589,055. About the company:  Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) produces beer, soft drinks, teas, mineral water, and sports drinks. The Company’s main brands are Antarctica, Brahma, and Skol. AmBev is the sole distributor of Pepsi (NYSE:PEP) products in Brazil. Competitors to Watch: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS), Hansen Natural Corporation (NASDAQ:HANS), Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:CCE), Heckmann Corporation (NYSE:HEK), National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ), Jones Soda Co. (NASDAQ:JSDA), Celsius Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CELH), and Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT).

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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