Dividend Performers of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Part Deux

Following is information on the dividend yields of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE:DIA) components.  Dividend payments are not guaranteed, and are dependent, in large part, on the company’s ability to generate free cash flow and pay dividends and interest to senior securities holders.  Debt covenants and poor future prospects can also restrict the ability of companies to pay out dividends in the future.  Dividend yield is calculated as (Most Recent Full-Year Dividend) / (Current Share Price).  This means that the dividend yield moves inversely to the stock price: as the stock price declines, the dividend yield goes up, and vice versa.  High dividend yields may be the result of a company’s stock declining due to adverse market conditions.  Make sure to check out the other part in this two-part series of posts, which contains the other 15 stocks in the DJIA.

  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): The company pays a dividend of $1 per share, or a yield of 2.4%, based on its current price of $41.98.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $35.16 to $48.36.  About the company:  JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking. The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance. JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals. Here’s Why JPMorgan Shares are Flat After Earnings>>
  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): The company pays a dividend of $1.16, or a yield of 3.4%, based on its current price of $34.24.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $27.59.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. Kraft Earnings Cheat Sheet: Revenues Boost 11% Upward, Shares Rise>>
  • The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): The company pays a dividend of $1.88 per share or a yield of 2.9%, based on its current price of $65.54.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $49.47 to $68.77.   About the company:  The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally. Coca-Cola Earnings Cheat Sheet: Revenues Bubble Higher As Profits Fizz>>
  • McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD): The company pays a dividend of $2.44, or a yield of 3%, based on the current share price of $81.44.  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $65.31 to $83.08.  About the company:  McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world. McDonald’s Corporation Earnings: Inflation Pushes Costs Higher, Margins Lower>>
  • 3M Company (NYSE:MMM): The company pays a dividend of $2.20, or a yield of 2.4%, based on the current share price of $92.69.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $76.85 to $97.95.  About the company:  3M Co. conducts operations in electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office, health care, safety, and other markets. The Company’s businesses share technologies, manufacturing operations, brands, marketing channels, and other resources. 3M serves customers in countries located around the world. 3M Company Earnings: Outlook Brighter than Wall Street Expected>>
  • Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK): The company pays a dividend of $1.52 per share, or a yield of 4.3%, based on the current price of $35.72.  About the company:  Merck & Co., Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of human and animal health products. Merck’s products include a treatment for elevated cholesterol, a treatment for male pattern hair loss, a preventive treatment for osteoporosis, a treatment for hypertension, and a treatment for allergic rhinitis. Merck Earnings: Double-Digit Growth of Key Products>>
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT):  The company pays a dividend of $0.64 per share, or a yield of 2.7%, based on the current price of $24.27 per share.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $22.73 to $29.46.   About the company:  Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products. The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software. Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices. Microsoft Earnings Cheat Sheet: 13.3% Sales Growth on Profitable Quarter>>
  • Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE):  The company pays a dividend of $0.80, or a yield of 4%, based on the recent price of $20.68.  The shares have traded ina  52-week range of $14 to $21.45.   About the company:  Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals. The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines. Pfizer Earnings Cheat Sheet: Revenues Decline and Shares Dip>>
  • The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG):  The company pays a dividend of $2.10, or a yield of 3.2%, based on the current price of $65.02.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $58.92 to $67.72.   About the company:  The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets consumer products in countries throughout the world. The Company provides products in the laundry and cleaning, paper, beauty care, food and beverage, and health care segments. Proctor & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, and neighborhood stores. Procter & Gamble Earnings: Stock Recovers Quickly>>
  • AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T): The company pays a dividend of $1.72 per share, or a yield of 5.7%, based on its recent price of $30.88.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $23.88 to $31.94.  About the company:  AT&T Inc. is a communications holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides local and long-distance phone service, wireless and data communications, Internet access and messaging, IP-based and satellite television, security services, telecommunications equipment, and directory advertising and publishing. AT&T Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profits Pump Higher 40%, Sales Up 2%>>
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV):  The company pays a dividend of $1.64 per share, or a yield of $2.8%, based on the current price of $58.78.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $48.17 to $64.17.  About the company:  The Travelers Companies, Inc. provides commercial property casualty insurance and asset management services to businesses, government units, associations and individuals. The Company underwrites homeowners and auto insurance through independent agents. The Travelers Companies Earnings Cheat Sheet: A Very Profitable Quarter>>
  • United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX): The company pays a dividend of $1.92 per share, or a yield of 2.3%, based on the current price of $84.19.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $63.62 to $90.67.  About the company:  United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and support services to customers in the aerospace and building industries worldwide. The Company’s products include aircraft engines, elevators and escalators, heating and air conditioning equipment, helicopters, aerospace systems, fuel cell systems, and fire and safety equipment. United Technologies Earnings: Dow 30 Monster Up Huge>>
  • Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): The company pays a dividend of $1.95 per share, or a yield of 5.5% based on the current price of $35.65.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $25.99 to $37.70.  About the company:  Verizon Communications Inc. is an integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information. The Company also provides network services for the federal government including business phone lines, data services, telecommunications equipment and payphones. Verizon Earnings Cheat Sheet: Continues to Deliver Strong Numbers, Shares Fade>>
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT): The company pays a dividend of $1.46 per share, or a yield of 2.8%, based on its current market price of $53.10.  About the company:  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally. Wal-Mart Stores Earnings Cheat Sheet: Beats Estimates as Revenues Up 4.4%>>
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM): The company pays a dividend of $1.88 per share, or a yield of 2.4%, based on its current price of $80.53.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $55.94 to $88.23.  About the company:  Exxon Mobil Corporation operates petroleum and petrochemicals businesses on a worldwide basis. The Company’s operations include exploration and production of oil and gas, electric power generation, and coal and minerals operations. Exxon Mobil also manufactures and markets fuels, lubricants, and chemicals. ExxonMobil Earnings Cheat Sheet: Quarterly Sales Gush Higher 31%>>

(Note: Selected financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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