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Paying Dividends—Even In A Downturn

Here’s the latest from the silver lining department: The recession wasn’t all bad. Well, at least not for everyone. While dividend payments from companies in the S&P 500 dropped by 20%, and loads of investors lost plenty of money[1], there were some positive performances. Some companies with low debt-to-equity ratios, an investment grade credit rating and cash flow that exceeded dividend payments, had no dividend cuts at all. This motif includes the stocks of companies meeting these criteria who appear to have the financial strength to continue paying dividends, even coming out of a recessionary environment. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
24.4% Industrials 13.5%
7.8% United Technologies Corporation UTX 18.4%
7.1% Honeywell International Inc. HON 15.2%
5.6% 8xxxxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
3.9% 8x 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
16.9% Consumer Discretionary 29.6%
7.3% The TJX Companies Inc. TJX 45.3%
5.9% 8xxx 8xxxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
3.7% 8xxx 8xxxx 8xx 88.8%
13.4% Consumer Staples 15.8%
5.0% 8xxxxxx 8 8xxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxx 8x 88.8%
4.3% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
4.1% 8xxxxxxxx 8 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
13.0% Energy 9.6%
6.8% 8xxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
6.2% 8xxxxxx 8xxxx 8xx 88.8%
10.2% Health Care 9.5%
5.8% 8xxxx 8 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8xx 88.8%
4.4% 8xxxxxx 8 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
8.6% Information Technology 39.2%
5.5% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
3.2% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
6.0% Real Estate 7.5%
3.2% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
2.9% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
5.4% Materials 16.2%
5.4% 8xx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
2.1% Utilities 9.6%
2.1% 8xxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%

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