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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
29.6% Energy & Utilities 21.8%
5.1% Atmos Energy Corporation ATO 51.9%
5.1% Chevron Corp. CVX 10.4%
4.8% Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM 12.3%
4.7% Republic Services Inc. RSG 28.6%
4.5% Occidental Petroleum Corporation OXY 3.0%
3.4% OGE Energy Corporation OGE 11.7%
1.9% Pinnacle West Capital Corporation PNW 42.1%
25.6% Industrials & Transportation 4.0%
9.5% 3M Company MMM 13.6%
5.9% Emerson Electric Company EMR 3.0%
3.8% Cummins Inc. CMI 8.8%
3.4% DuPont DD 7.2%
2.9% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 0.4%
19.7% Technology & Telecom 6.9%
5.3% Texas Instruments Incorporated TXN 20.5%
3.3% Xilinx Inc. XLNX 6.6%
3.2% Analog Devices Inc. ADI 10.4%
2.7% Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MXIM 10.9%
2.7% Qualcomm Inc. QCOM 11.8%
2.5% Microsoft Corporation MSFT 16.9%
13.3% Consumer Products & Services 6.1%
3.7% Target Corporation TGT 14.7%
3.5% Mattel Inc. MAT 28.3%
3.3% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 2.6%
2.9% Procter & Gamble Company (The) PG 9.6%
7.6% Healthcare 14.9%
4.9% Johnson & Johnson JNJ 21.7%
2.7% Merck & Company Inc. (new) MRK 2.5%
4.2% Basic Materials 4.1%
4.2% Air Products and Chemicals Inc. APD 4.1%

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