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A Current View On The Dogs Of The Dow Stocks

The Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy popularized by Michael B. O'Higgins, in 1991. It is a stock picking strategy devoted to selecting the highest dividend paying Dow stocks. With this article, we intend to inform you about those stocks, study its past performance, gauge its current performance, and present you with methods to get more out of the Dogs.

Today I would like to share the current Dogs of the Dow Jones with you here on my blog. There are some pretty good and high yielding stocks on the sheet. Due to the oil price fall, many energy related firms are on the table. Just take a small look.

Which dogs have the most potential for you? Please let me know some of your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Thank you!

Here are the 10 Dogs of the Dow Jones...


Chevron Corporation -- Yield: 5.55%

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) employs 64,700 people, generates revenue of $199,941.00 million and has a net income of $19,310.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $145.21 billion.

Chevron Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $40,359.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.19% (the operating margin is 11.79% and the net profit margin 9.66%).

Financials: The total debt represents 10.46% of Chevron Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 17.94%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.65% was realized by Chevron Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.46. Last fiscal year, Chevron Corporation paid $4.21 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.23, the P/S ratio is 0.73 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.94. The dividend yield amounts to 5.55%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)


Verizon Communication -- Yield: 4.87%

Verizon Communication (NYSE:VZ) employs 178,500 people, generates revenue of $127,079.00 million and has a net income of $11,956.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $188.44 billion.

Verizon Communication’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $43,239.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.03% (the operating margin is 15.42% and the net profit margin 9.41%).

Financials: The total debt represents 48.68% of Verizon Communication assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 921.05%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.65% was realized by Verizon Communication.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.41. Last fiscal year, Verizon Communication paid $2.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.14, the P/S ratio is 1.48 and the P/B ratio is finally 15.67. The dividend yield amounts to 4.87%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Verizon Communication (VZ)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Verizon Communication (VZ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Verizon Communication (VZ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Verizon Communication (VZ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Verizon Communication (VZ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Verizon Communication (VZ)


Caterpillar -- Yield: 4.13%

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) employs 114,233 people, generates revenue of $55,184.00 million and has a net income of $3,703.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $44.94 billion.

Caterpillar’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,932.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.19% (the operating margin is 9.65% and the net profit margin 6.71%).

Financials: The total debt represents 46.39% of Caterpillar assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 234.59%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.68% was realized by Caterpillar.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.83. Last fiscal year, Caterpillar 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 12.97, the P/S ratio is 0.81 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.70. The dividend yield amounts to 4.13%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Caterpillar (CAT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Caterpillar (CAT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Caterpillar (CAT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Caterpillar (CAT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Caterpillar (CAT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Caterpillar (CAT)


Exxon Mobil -- Yield: 4.01%

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 $303.79 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 $5.61. 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 13.23, the P/S ratio is 0.77 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.76. The dividend yield amounts to 4.01%.

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)


Procter & Gamble -- Yield: 3.82%

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) employs 110,000 people, generates revenue of $76,279.00 million and has a net income of $8,930.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $188.43 billion.

Procter & Gamble’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,979.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.95% (the operating margin is 15.46% and the net profit margin 11.71%).

Financials: The total debt represents 23.44% of Procter & Gamble assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 48.62%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.23% was realized by Procter & Gamble.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.04. Last fiscal year, Procter & Gamble paid $2.59 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.09, the P/S ratio is 2.47 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.07. The dividend yield amounts to 3.82%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Procter & Gamble (PG)


General Electric -- Yield: 3.64%

General Electric (NYSE:GE) employs 305,000 people, generates revenue of $148,589.00 million and has a net income of $15,457.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $255.44 billion.

General Electric’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29,386.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 19.78% (the operating margin is 12.33% and the net profit margin 10.40%).

Financials: The total debt represents 51.39% of General Electric assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 259.92%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.85% was realized by General Electric.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.37. Last fiscal year, General Electric paid $0.89 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 69.80, the P/S ratio is 1.72 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.99. The dividend yield amounts to 3.64%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Electric (GE)


Intl. Business Machines -- Yield: 3.52%

Intl. Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) employs 379,592 people, generates revenue of $92,793.00 million and has a net income of $15,752.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $144.45 billion.

Intl. Business Machines’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $25,350.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.32% (the operating margin is 21.54% and the net profit margin 16.98%).

Financials: The total debt represents 34.72% of Intl. Business Machines assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 343.82%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 90.89% was realized by Intl. Business Machines.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $15.01. Last fiscal year, Intl. Business Machines paid $4.25 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.88, the P/S ratio is 1.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 12.31. The dividend yield amounts to 3.52%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Intl. Business Machines (IBM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Intl. Business Machines (IBM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Intl. Business Machines (IBM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Intl. Business Machines (IBM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Intl. Business Machines (IBM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Intl. Business Machines (IBM)


McDonald's Corporation -- Yield: 3.46%

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 $92.48 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 $4.31. 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 22.89, the P/S ratio is 3.37 and the P/B ratio is finally 7.36. The dividend yield amounts to 3.46%.

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)


The Coca-Cola Company -- Yield: 3.43%

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) employs 129,200 people, generates revenue of $45,998.00 million and has a net income of $7,124.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $167.48 billion.

The Coca-Cola Company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,474.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.12% (the operating margin is 21.04% and the net profit margin 15.49%).

Financials: The total debt represents 45.36% of The Coca-Cola Company assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 137.68%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.36% was realized by The Coca-Cola Company.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.71. Last fiscal year, The Coca-Cola Company paid $1.22 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.94, the P/S ratio is 3.64 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.54. The dividend yield amounts to 3.43%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Coca-Cola Company (KO)


Merck -- Yield: 3.36%

Merck (NYSE:MRK) employs 70,000 people, generates revenue of $42,237.00 million and has a net income of $11,934.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $150.77 billion.

Merck’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22,497.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 53.26% (the operating margin is 13.42% and the net profit margin 28.25%).

Financials: The total debt represents 21.77% of Merck assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 44.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.22% was realized by Merck.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.42. Last fiscal year, Merck paid $1.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.76, the P/S ratio is 3.57 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.12. The dividend yield amounts to 3.36%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Merck (MRK)

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