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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
27.0% Energy & Utilities 8.6%
4.7% Chevron Corp. CVX 27.0%
4.6% Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM 17.0%
4.5% Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY 25.2%
4.3% Republic Services Inc. RSG 15.9%
3.9% Atmos Energy Corp. ATO 14.3%
3.4% OGE Energy Corp. OGE 18.6%
1.6% Pinnacle West Capital Corp. PNW 15.3%
26.5% Industrials & Transportation 6.1%
9.1% 3M Co. MMM 7.9%
6.4% Emerson Electric Co. EMR 17.5%
4.7% Cummins Inc. CMI 6.8%
3.2% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 15.7%
3.1% DuPont DD 12.9%
20.4% Technology & Telecom 7.0%
4.7% Texas Instruments Inc. TXN 8.6%
3.7% Analog Devices Inc. ADI 18.7%
3.5% Qualcomm Inc. QCOM 14.9%
3.3% Xilinx Inc. XLNX 2.7%
2.8% Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MXIM 20.1%
2.5% Microsoft Corporation MSFT 9.0%
13.9% Consumer Products & Services 6.9%
4.7% Target Corp. TGT 37.4%
3.5% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 1.0%
2.9% Mattel Inc MAT 31.8%
2.9% Procter & Gamble Co. PG 6.4%
7.5% Healthcare 1.7%
4.5% Johnson & Johnson JNJ 0.2%
3.0% Merck & Co. Inc. MRK 3.9%
4.6% Basic Materials 1.3%
4.6% Air Products & Chemicals Inc. APD 1.3%