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My 20 Favorite S&P 500 Stocks


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  1. Howard9/08/2017

    My Top 20 S&P 500 stocks have only 3 in common with your list, Tom. Here's mine:

    Stock Div% Div/E Yrs no drop
    IBM 3.9% 49% 103
    TGT 4.2% 50% 51
    TXN 2.5% 57% 46
    ADM 3.0% 55% 40
    GIS 3.5% 75% 115
    QCOM 4.3% 69% 14
    TROW 2.8% 44% 30
    MMM 2.3% 55% 57
    JNJ 2.4% 55% 52
    BA 2.4% 66% 47
    VZ 5.0% 63% 32
    CINF 2.6% 55% 55
    CMI 2.5% 47% 20
    VFC 2.7% 69% 44
    INTC 3.0% 46% 25
    EMR 3.2% 72% 60
    LMT 2.4% 61% 32
    PSX 3.3% 65% 5
    MET 3.4% 71% 17
    PPL 4.0% 64% 32

    The average dividend return of my list is 3.2%.
    The average ratio of Divs/Earnings* is 59%.
    The average number of consecutive years without a decrease in dividends is 44

    *I use a 3-year weighted average of earnings. I'm currently using 20%/45%/35% for 2015-17.

    Disclosure: I own myself, and/or have in a small fund I manage, all of these stocks except ADM, GIS, QCOM, and VFC. I expect to buy some ADM and GIS in the next 60 days.

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