9/08/2011

Best Tobacco Dividend Stocks

The Most Promising Dividends in Tobacco By Fool. Dividend payers deserve a berth in any long-term stock portfolio. But seemingly attractive dividend yields are not always as fetching as they may appear. Let's see which companies in the tobacco industry offer the most promising dividends. Below, I've compiled some of the major dividend-paying players in tobacco (and a few smaller outfits), ranked according to their dividend yields:


Company
Recent Yield
Payout Ratio
5-Year Avg. Annual Div. Growth Rate
Vector Group
8.50%
220%
3.00%
Altria (NYSE: MO  )
6.10%
93%
9.4%*
Reynolds American(NYSE: RAI  )
5.70%
87%
9.10%
Universal (NYSE: UVV  )
4.90%
37%
2.10%
Lorillard (NYSE: LO  )
4.80%
66%
12.1%*
Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM  )
3.80%
59%
11.6%*
British American Tobacco
2.80%
76%
15.00%




*3-Year Growth





Related Stock Ticker:
VGR, MO, RAI, UVV, LO, PM, BTI

Source: Fool.com

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