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A-Rated Dividend Stocks With High Earnings Yield



March 22, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CAT , CMI , DOV

As high yield stocks have seen their dividend yields decrease due to investor hunt for income, one alternative is to look for high quality stocks with high earnings yields. The earnings yield is the PE reversed as the earnings divided by the price. The traditional use is to create a stock metric to compare against bond yields on an apples-to-apples basis. With the 10-year bond yielding 2%, most stocks have an earnings yield greater than the bond yield. One alternative to current overpriced high yield stocks is to invest in stocks with a high earnings yield that pays an increasing dividend over time. The following list identifies stocks with an S&P A-rating, high earnings yield among this population and a growing dividend payment.

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