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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
28.6% Energy & Utilities 1.9%
5.1% Atmos Energy Corp. ATO 31.2%
4.8% Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM 10.2%
4.7% Chevron Corp. CVX 21.5%
4.5% Republic Services Inc. RSG 10.2%
4.4% Occidental Petroleum Corp OXY 16.1%
3.2% OGE Energy Corp. OGE 16.2%
1.8% Pinnacle West Capital Corp. PNW 7.1%
25.3% Industrials & Transportation 15.1%
9.5% 3M Co MMM 4.5%
6.0% Emerson Electric Co. EMR 15.3%
3.7% Cummins Inc. CMI 24.2%
3.3% DuPont DD 20.2%
2.8% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 33.1%
19.7% Technology & Telecom 0.7%
4.9% Texas Instruments Inc. TXN 5.6%
3.8% Xilinx Inc. XLNX 24.2%
3.2% Analog Devices Inc. ADI 6.2%
2.7% Microsoft Corporation MSFT 21.6%
2.6% Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MXIM 4.2%
2.5% Qualcomm Inc. QCOM 32.4%
14.8% Consumer Products & Services 0.2%
4.1% Mattel Inc MAT 21.2%
4.1% Target Corp TGT 5.1%
3.3% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 19.8%
3.2% Procter & Gamble Co. PG 1.3%
7.3% Healthcare 2.0%
4.7% Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.8%
2.6% Merck & Co. Inc MRK 12.5%
4.3% Basic Materials 7.3%
4.3% Air Products & Chemicals Inc. APD 7.3%

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