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20 Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 4% And A Low Risk Profile

Dividend yields greater than 5% look like an easy way to grab more current income on the surface, but dividend income is just part of the total return equation.

If a stock with a 6% dividend yield sees its price cut in half, an investor living off dividends in retirement would have been better off purchasing a lower yielding stock with less business risk and volatility, occasionally selling shares to meet his or her cash flow needs.

Remember, the market is quite efficient most of the time, so think first before chasing a high yield dividend stock that appears to be too good to be true. It often is.

With that said, we dug through our database of thousands of dividend stocks to search for companies offering a dividend yield greater than 4% with low stock price volatility, above average dividend safety and enough dividend growth to protect retirees’ purchasing power.

These characteristics don’t guarantee that these stocks won’t decline in price, but it’s a good place to start the hunt for income ideas to research on a deeper level.

Attached you can find a few of those stocks with a dividend yield of more than 4% yearly and low beta and vola ratios.

These are the highest yielding results...

HCP -- Yield: 6.46%

HCP (NYSE:HCP) employs 170 people, generates revenue of $2,266.28 million and has a net income of $893.19 million. The current market capitalization stands at $16.14 billion.

HCP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,799.50 million. The EBITDA margin is 79.40% (the operating margin is 58.35% and the net profit margin 39.41%).

Financials: The total debt represents 45.67% of HCP assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 90.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.31% was realized by HCP.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.51. Last fiscal year, HCP paid $2.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 69.07, the P/S ratio is 7.17 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.50. The dividend yield amounts to 6.46%.

Stock Charts:


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



AT&T -- Yield: 5.59%

AT&T (NYSE:T) employs 281,240 people, generates revenue of $132,447.00 million and has a net income of $6,518.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $207.39 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 27.61% of AT&T assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 91.47%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.89% was realized by AT&T.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.86. 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 39.12, the P/S ratio is 1.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.95. The dividend yield amounts to 5.59%.

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)



Ventas -- Yield: 5.54%

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) employs 479 people, generates revenue of $3,075.75 million and has a net income of $457.11 million. The current market capitalization stands at $17.38 billion.

Ventas’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,793.01 million. The EBITDA margin is 58.30% (the operating margin is 28.10% and the net profit margin 14.86%).

Financials: The total debt represents 51.16% of Ventas assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 122.32%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.11% was realized by Ventas.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.15. Last fiscal year, Ventas paid $2.96 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 45.96, the P/S ratio is 5.71 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.78. The dividend yield amounts to 5.54%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Ventas (VTR)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Ventas (VTR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ventas (VTR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ventas (VTR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ventas (VTR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ventas (VTR)



Welltower -- Yield: 5.35%

Welltower (NYSE:HCN) employs 438 people, generates revenue of $3,343.55 million and has a net income of $385.48 million. The current market capitalization stands at $21.83 billion.

Welltower’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,717.44 million. The EBITDA margin is 51.37% (the operating margin is 25.83% and the net profit margin 11.53%).

Financials: The total debt represents 43.29% of Welltower assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 82.19%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 2.59% was realized by Welltower.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.49. Last fiscal year, Welltower paid $3.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 41.76, the P/S ratio is 6.53 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.67. The dividend yield amounts to 5.35%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Welltower (HCN)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Welltower (HCN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Welltower (HCN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Welltower (HCN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Welltower (HCN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Welltower (HCN)



Entergy Corporation -- Yield: 5.08%

Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) employs 13,000 people, generates revenue of $12,494.92 million and has a net income of $960.26 million. The current market capitalization stands at $11.87 billion.

Entergy Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,314.53 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.53% (the operating margin is 16.06% and the net profit margin 7.69%).

Financials: The total debt represents 30.15% of Entergy Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 136.05%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.58% was realized by Entergy Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.89. Last fiscal year, Entergy Corporation paid $3.32 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is , the P/S ratio is 0.96 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.20. The dividend yield amounts to 5.08%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Entergy Corporation (ETR)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Entergy Corporation (ETR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Entergy Corporation (ETR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Entergy Corporation (ETR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Entergy Corporation (ETR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Entergy Corporation (ETR)



Verizon Communication -- Yield: 4.98%

Verizon Communication (NYSE:VZ) employs 177,900 people, generates revenue of $127,079.00 million and has a net income of $11,956.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $185.06 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 $2.51. 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 17.94, the P/S ratio is 1.45 and the P/B ratio is finally 15.34. The dividend yield amounts to 4.98%.

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)



Chunghwa Telecom -- Yield: 4.83%

Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE:CHT) employs 32,596 people, generates revenue of $6,973.23 million and has a net income of $1,156.01 million. The current market capitalization stands at $23.63 billion.

Chunghwa Telecom’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,408.84 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.54% (the operating margin is 19.76% and the net profit margin 16.58%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.55% of Chunghwa Telecom assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.68%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.20% was realized by Chunghwa Telecom.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.58. Last fiscal year, Chunghwa Telecom paid $7.74 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.31, the P/S ratio is 3.40 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.12. The dividend yield amounts to 4.83%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)



Duke Energy -- Yield: 4.78%

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) employs 28,344 people, generates revenue of $23,925.00 million and has a net income of $2,465.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $47.31 billion.

Duke Energy’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,359.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 43.30% (the operating margin is 21.98% and the net profit margin 10.30%).

Financials: The total debt represents 35.24% of Duke Energy assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 104.06%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.98% was realized by Duke Energy.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.46. Last fiscal year, Duke Energy paid $3.15 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 1.99 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.20. The dividend yield amounts to 4.78%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Duke Energy (DUK)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Duke Energy (DUK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Duke Energy (DUK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Duke Energy (DUK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Duke Energy (DUK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Duke Energy (DUK)


20 Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 4%
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