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20 Stocks To Build A Diversified Beginner Portfolio

If you start to invest money, you must build a well diversified portfolio in order to keep the big risks away. One great way to diversify your money is to put it into different sectors.

Today I would like to give you a small overview of top dividend paying growers from several sectors of the economy.

Attached is a small list of 20 top results while a detailed overview is only produced for each sector.

These are the 10 top results....

AT&T -- Yield: 5.44%

AT&T (NYSE:T) employs 250,790 people, generates revenue of $132,447.00 million and has a net income of $6,518.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $179.52 billion.

AT&T’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $32,139.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.27% (the operating margin is 8.87% and the net profit margin 4.92%).

Financials: The total debt represents 28.03% of AT&T assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.02%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.02% was realized by AT&T.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.11. Last fiscal year, AT&T paid $1.84 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 31.19, the P/S ratio is 1.36 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.08. The dividend yield amounts to 5.44%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AT&T (T)

Realty Income -- Yield: 5.03%

Realty Income (NYSE:O) employs 131 people, generates revenue of $933.50 million and has a net income of $269.14 million. The current market capitalization stands at $10.52 billion.

Realty Income’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $827.48 million. The EBITDA margin is 88.64% (the operating margin is 25.00% and the net profit margin 28.83%).

Financials: The total debt represents 44.82% of Realty Income assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 87.92%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.50% was realized by Realty Income.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.07. Last fiscal year, Realty Income paid $1.64 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 42.66, the P/S ratio is 11.27 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.95. The dividend yield amounts to 5.03%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Realty Income (O)

Consolidated Edison -- Yield: 4.44%

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) employs 14,601 people, generates revenue of $12,919.00 million and has a net income of $1,092.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $17.17 billion.

Consolidated Edison’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,235.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.04% (the operating margin is 16.75% and the net profit margin 8.45%).

Financials: The total debt represents 29.32% of Consolidated Edison assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 103.30%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.80% was realized by Consolidated Edison.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.74. Last fiscal year, Consolidated Edison paid $2.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.64, the P/S ratio is 1.33 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.36. The dividend yield amounts to 4.44%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison (ED)

McDonald's Corporation -- Yield: 3.56%

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) employs 420,000 people, generates revenue of $27,441.30 million and has a net income of $4,757.80 million. The current market capitalization stands at $91.58 billion.

McDonald's Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,588.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.94% (the operating margin is 28.97% and the net profit margin 17.34%).

Financials: The total debt represents 43.73% of McDonald's Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 116.62%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.97% was realized by McDonald's Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.45. Last fiscal year, McDonald's Corporation paid $3.28 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.41, the P/S ratio is 3.34 and the P/B ratio is finally 7.16. The dividend yield amounts to 3.56%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of McDonald's Corporation (MCD)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of McDonald's Corporation (MCD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of McDonald's Corporation (MCD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of McDonald's Corporation (MCD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McDonald's Corporation (MCD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

Exxon Mobil -- Yield: 3.46%

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) employs 75,300 people, generates revenue of $394,105.00 million and has a net income of $33,615.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $352.38 billion.

Exxon Mobil’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $51,379.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.04% (the operating margin is 8.65% and the net profit margin 8.53%).

Financials: The total debt represents 8.33% of Exxon Mobil assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 16.70%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.67% was realized by Exxon Mobil.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.66. Last fiscal year, Exxon Mobil paid $2.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.74, the P/S ratio is 0.89 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.03. The dividend yield amounts to 3.46%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Kimberly Clark -- Yield: 3.33%

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) employs 43,000 people, generates revenue of $19,724.00 million and has a net income of $1,399.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $38.50 billion.

Kimberly Clark’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,383.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.15% (the operating margin is 12.78% and the net profit margin 7.09%).

Financials: The total debt represents 45.27% of Kimberly Clark assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 964.06%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 52.86% was realized by Kimberly Clark.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.75. Last fiscal year, Kimberly Clark paid $3.36 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.11, the P/S ratio is 1.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 52.99. The dividend yield amounts to 3.33%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Kimberly Clark (KMB)

Nucor Corporation -- Yield: 3.05%

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) employs 23,600 people, generates revenue of $21,105.14 million and has a net income of $815.79 million. The current market capitalization stands at $15.61 billion.

Nucor Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,082.66 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.87% (the operating margin is 6.44% and the net profit margin 3.87%).

Financials: The total debt represents 30.05% of Nucor Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.37%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.23% was realized by Nucor Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.09. Last fiscal year, Nucor Corporation paid $1.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.25, the P/S ratio is 0.74 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.01. The dividend yield amounts to 3.05%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Johnson & Johnson -- Yield: 3.04%

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) employs 126,500 people, generates revenue of $74,331.00 million and has a net income of $16,323.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $273.48 billion.

Johnson & Johnson’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $26,305.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.39% (the operating margin is 27.66% and the net profit margin 21.96%).

Financials: The total debt represents 14.31% of Johnson & Johnson assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.90%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.70% was realized by Johnson & Johnson.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.59. Last fiscal year, Johnson & Johnson paid $2.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.54, the P/S ratio is 3.68 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.93. The dividend yield amounts to 3.04%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Genuine Parts Company -- Yield: 2.69%

Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) employs 39,000 people, generates revenue of $15,341.65 million and has a net income of $711.29 million. The current market capitalization stands at $13.93 billion.

Genuine Parts Company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,272.54 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.29% (the operating margin is 7.33% and the net profit margin 4.64%).

Financials: The total debt represents 9.77% of Genuine Parts Company assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.40%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.39% was realized by Genuine Parts Company.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.64. Last fiscal year, Genuine Parts Company paid $2.30 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.58, the P/S ratio is 0.91 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.25. The dividend yield amounts to 2.69%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Microsoft -- Yield: 2.69%

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) employs 128,000 people, generates revenue of $86,833.00 million and has a net income of $22,074.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $373.25 billion.

Microsoft’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $33,098.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 38.12% (the operating margin is 31.85% and the net profit margin 25.42%).

Financials: The total debt represents 13.14% of Microsoft assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.22%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.17% was realized by Microsoft.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.41. Last fiscal year, Microsoft paid $1.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.00, the P/S ratio is 4.30 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.23. The dividend yield amounts to 2.69%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Microsoft (MSFT)

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