E Dividend Heavy Hitters: End-Of-Summer Edition

When times get turbulent, dividend investing is a common go-to strategy for cautious long-term investors. Dividend-paying companies tend to be bigger, better, and more respectful to their loyal shareholders; on the flip side of that equation, investors who buy and hold dividend-paying blue-chip stocks tend to fare rather well over the long haul.

Of course, you'll also want to focus on value: not all dividend-paying stocks are worth buying at their current valuations. Through a staunchly contrarian lens, therefore, I will humbly present to you my end-of-summer roundup of generous dividend distributors which, I feel, may be worth picking up for a long-term buy-and-hold position. (Feel free to comment below on your favorite dividend stocks, or with your opinion on my list.)

Altria (MO) - 7.21% annual dividend yield

General Mills (GIS) - 3.58% 

Realty Income Corporation (O) - 3.72%

Ford (F) - 6.64%

AT&T (T) - 5.76%

Consolidated Edison (ED) - 3.35%

Leggett & Platt (LEG) - 4.09%

JPMorgan & Chase (JPM) - 3.31%

Iron Mountain (IRM) - 7.72%

Pfizer (PFE) - 4.1%

Office Depot (ODP) - 4.93%

Clorox (CLX) - 2.66%

Kimco Realty Corp. (KIM) - 6.02%

Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) - 5.7%

Campbell Soup Co. (CPB) - 3.21%

PepsiCo (PEP) - 3%

Philip Morris (PM) - 5.5%

Rio Tinto Group (RIO) - 6.22%

Thanks for reading this, and please be careful out there!

Disclosure: David Moadel is not a licensed or registered investment advisor, and has no position in any securities listed herein.

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