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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
25.9% Industrials 30.7%
7.8% United Technologies Corporation UTX 25.4%
7.2% Honeywell International Inc. HON 37.9%
6.2% 8xxxxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
4.7% 8x 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
15.0% Consumer Discretionary 19.6%
6.0% 8xxx 8xxxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
5.7% 8xx 8xx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
3.2% 8xxx 8xxxx 8xx 88.8%
14.5% Energy 12.8%
7.6% Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM 7.8%
6.9% 8xxxxxx 8xxxx 8xx 88.8%
13.1% Consumer Staples 27.5%
5.3% 8xxxxxx 8 8xxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxx 8x 88.8%
4.6% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
3.2% 8xxxxxxxx 8 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
9.9% Health Care 16.7%
5.2% 8xxxx 8 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8xx 88.8%
4.7% 8xxxxxx 8 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
8.6% Information Technology 49.5%
5.9% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
2.7% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
5.6% Real Estate 10.8%
2.9% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
2.7% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
5.5% Materials 18.4%
5.5% 8xx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
1.8% Utilities 11.9%
1.8% 8xxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%

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