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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
24.7% Consumer Products & Services 19.1%
6.8% Target Corp. TGT 44.3%
5.1% Hasbro Inc. HAS 45.9%
4.1% McDonalds Corp. MCD 1.0%
3.9% Procter & Gamble Co. PG 3.6%
2.5% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 2.6%
2.3% Mattel Inc MAT 30.1%
22.3% Energy & Utilities 11.9%
5.3% Atmos Energy Corp. ATO 3.7%
4.3% OGE Energy Corp. OGE 21.5%
4.0% Chevron Corp. CVX 23.6%
3.6% Eversource Energy ES --
2.8% Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM 15.7%
2.2% Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY 23.3%
20.2% Technology 12.1%
7.1% Analog Devices Inc. ADI 21.5%
4.7% Microsoft Corporation MSFT 8.8%
3.4% Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MXIM 4.6%
3.2% Texas Instruments Inc. TXN 9.9%
1.8% Intel Corp INTC 1.4%
10.7% Industrials & Transportation 2.2%
7.3% 3M Co. MMM 9.6%
3.4% Emerson Electric Co. EMR 13.6%
8.0% Basic Materials 10.0%
5.3% Air Products & Chemicals Inc. APD 9.2%
1.8% Agrium Inc. AGU 23.8%
0.9% Potash Corp. Of Saskatchewan POT 14.0%
5.6% Commercial Services 3.1%
5.6% Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP 3.1%
4.8% Health Care 4.4%
4.8% Johnson & Johnson JNJ 4.4%
3.7% Telecommunications 5.5%
3.7% Harris Corp. HRS 5.5%