The 10 Highest Yielding Sure Dividend Stocks – Part 2

The previous Sure Dividend article covered the 10th through 6th highest yielding Sure Dividend stocks. This article covers the 5th through 1st highest yielding stocks in the Sure Dividend database. All stocks in the Sure Dividend databases have 25+ years of dividend payments without a reduction. Without further ado, the highest yielding stocks in the Sure Dividend database are analyzed below.

#5 – Old Republic International (ORI)

Old Republic International is true to the ‘old’ in its name. The company has been around since 1887. Old Republic International is one of the larger commercial underwriters in the U.S. The company has a market cap of $3.9 billion and a dividend yield of 4.9%.   The company has paid dividends for an impressive 73 consecutive years, and has increased its dividend for over 25 consecutive years.

Despite its impressive history, Old Republic’s growth has stalled. The company has grown revenue at just 0.61% a year over the last decade. This anemic growth is below inflation. In addition to sluggish growth, Old Republic International also has a payout ratio of 88%; nearly all the money the company generates goes straight to paying its dividend, leaving little for growth.

#4 – Universal Health Realty Trust (UHT)

Universal Health Realty Trust is a publicly traded REIT with a dividend yield of 5%. UHT was founded in 1986, and now has 61 investments in 18 states in the US. The company’s investments include hospitals, medical office buildings, behavioral healthcare facilities, and childcare centers. The bulk of the company’s properties are medical offices and clinics.

Universal Health Realty Trust’s 5% dividend yield is appealing. Unfortunately, the company has done little to grow its dividend over the last decade. UHT’s dividend has grown at a compound rate of just 2.5% a year. Additionally, the company’s stock price has a higher than average standard deviation. UHT’s exposure to the health care industry does help insulate it from recessions, as health care tends to be less effected than many other industries.

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