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High-Yield Investing: 14 Shares From The S&P 500 With Big Dividend Payments

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March 15, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MO , WIN , PBI

High yielding stocks from the S&P 500 originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". The Standard & Poor's 500 is a major tool used by many meaningful investors. The index has over USD 5.58 trillion benchmarked, with index assets comprising approximately USD 1.31 trillion of this total. The index includes 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy, capturing 75 percent coverage of U.S. equities.

Most of my investments come from the S&P 500. It's still a big source for dividend stocks because 407 stocks (81.4 percent of the index member) pay dividends. I've often published lists of the highest yielding stocks, also from the S&P 500 but this list is getting smaller and smaller. As of now, only 14 companies have a yield over five percent; Four of them are currently recommended to buy. The strong increase of the broad market makes stocks more expensive and yields come down. I hope that the average yield of equities will not fall to a 1 percent or less rate. Linked is a small list of all High-Yield stocks from the S&P 500.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals:

14 The Highest Dividend Paying Stocks From The S&P 500...

Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 22.74 and forward P/E ratio is 16.14. The dividend yield has a value of 6.49 percent. Price to book ratio is 5.56 and price to sales ratio 2.09. The operating margin amounts to 18.77 percent and the beta ratio is 0.71. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 4.66.

Related stock ticker symbols:

WIN, FTR, PBI, EXC, CTL, LO, RAI, EQR, FE, ETR, MO, POM, GRMN, TE

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