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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
27.4% Energy & Utilities 15.7%
4.8% Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY 32.7%
4.5% Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM 24.8%
4.5% Chevron Corp. CVX 40.8%
4.4% Republic Services Inc. RSG 6.8%
4.1% Atmos Energy Corp. ATO 13.1%
3.4% OGE Energy Corp. OGE 23.1%
1.6% Pinnacle West Capital Corp. PNW 10.6%
26.1% Industrials & Transportation 14.3%
9.1% 3M Co. MMM 1.6%
6.2% Emerson Electric Co. EMR 25.5%
4.7% Cummins Inc. CMI 16.2%
3.1% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 28.9%
3.0% DuPont DD 21.1%
20.6% Technology & Telecom 1.4%
4.7% Texas Instruments Inc. TXN 2.4%
3.7% Analog Devices Inc. ADI 10.0%
3.5% Xilinx Inc. XLNX 1.7%
3.3% Qualcomm Inc. QCOM 24.6%
2.9% Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MXIM 8.8%
2.5% Microsoft Corporation MSFT 2.3%
13.8% Consumer Products & Services 2.8%
4.6% Target Corp. TGT 30.0%
3.3% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 12.4%
3.1% Mattel Inc MAT 33.9%
2.8% Procter & Gamble Co. PG 12.2%
7.4% Healthcare 5.9%
4.5% Johnson & Johnson JNJ 5.2%
3.0% Merck & Co. Inc. MRK 6.9%
4.7% Basic Materials 5.9%
4.7% Air Products & Chemicals Inc. APD 5.9%