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10 Handselected Top Dividend-Yielding Stocks To Have On Your Watchlist

Despite all of the volatility we've seen in the market this year, from the global sell-off in January and February to the drop in the markets following the Brexit vote, the S&P 500 is up mid to high single digits.

While not all stocks have recovered – plenty of healthcare and financial services stocks are still trading lower than they were at the start of the year – many have rallied.

Several sectors that have traditionally been associated with yield and/or safety – like utilities and consumer defensive – have been bid up in the process. Searching for yield in this type of environment can be fraught with risks, from price risk to the risk that a firm cannot meet its dividend commitment, which weighs on investors' minds.

It's definitely not easy to find real bargains and higher yielding stocks with low or calculable risks. Attached I've listed my screening results of stocks with a solid risk/reward ratio.

Each of the stocks pay a solid dividend, have shown a great past performance and offering operational upside potential.

These are the stocks...

Emerson Electric -- Yield: 3.71%

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) employs 110,800 people, generates revenue of $22,304.00 million and has a net income of $2,733.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $32.45 billion.

Emerson Electric’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,185.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.76% (the operating margin is 14.67% and the net profit margin 12.25%).

Financials: The total debt represents 30.98% of Emerson Electric assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 84.67%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 29.78% was realized by Emerson Electric.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.77. Last fiscal year, Emerson Electric paid $1.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.48, the P/S ratio is 1.48 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.15. The dividend yield amounts to 3.71%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Emerson Electric (EMR)



AbbVie -- Yield: 3.60%

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) employs 28,000 people, generates revenue of $22,859.00 million and has a net income of $5,144.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $101.96 billion.

AbbVie’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,707.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 38.09% (the operating margin is 32.97% and the net profit margin 22.50%).

Financials: The total debt represents 59.70% of AbbVie assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 802.81%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 180.90% was realized by AbbVie.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.49. Last fiscal year, AbbVie paid $2.10 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.16, the P/S ratio is 4.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 25.85. The dividend yield amounts to 3.60%.

Stock Charts:


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



Pfizer -- Yield: 3.53%

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) employs 97,900 people, generates revenue of $48,851.00 million and has a net income of $6,974.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $202.24 billion.

Pfizer’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18,788.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 38.46% (the operating margin is 21.14% and the net profit margin 14.28%).

Financials: The total debt represents 23.24% of Pfizer assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.10%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.22% was realized by Pfizer.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.13. Last fiscal year, Pfizer 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 30.12, the P/S ratio is 4.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.25. The dividend yield amounts to 3.53%.

Stock Charts:


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



Exxon Mobil -- Yield: 3.52%

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) employs 73,500 people, generates revenue of $259,488.00 million and has a net income of $16,551.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $342.45 billion.

Exxon Mobil’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $30,931.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.92% (the operating margin is 4.96% and the net profit margin 6.38%).

Financials: The total debt represents 11.49% of Exxon Mobil assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 22.65%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.36% was realized by Exxon Mobil.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.52. Last fiscal year, Exxon Mobil paid $2.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 33.61, the P/S ratio is 1.36 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.07. The dividend yield amounts to 3.52%.

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)



Novartis AG -- Yield: 3.44%

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) employs 118,000 people, generates revenue of $50,359.00 million and has a net income of $7,028.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $205.15 billion.

Novartis AG’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,880.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.53% (the operating margin is 17.56% and the net profit margin 13.96%).

Financials: The total debt represents 16.65% of Novartis AG assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 28.43%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.49% was realized by Novartis AG.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.77. Last fiscal year, Novartis AG paid $2.66 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.61, the P/S ratio is 4.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.44. The dividend yield amounts to 3.44%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Novartis AG (NVS)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Novartis AG (NVS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Novartis AG (NVS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Novartis AG (NVS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Novartis AG (NVS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Novartis AG (NVS)



Cisco Systems -- Yield: 3.35%

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) employs 73,700 people, generates revenue of $49,247.00 million and has a net income of $10,739.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $153.57 billion.

Cisco Systems’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,078.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.62% (the operating margin is 25.71% and the net profit margin 21.81%).

Financials: The total debt represents 23.55% of Cisco Systems assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.05%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.42% was realized by Cisco Systems.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.11. Last fiscal year, Cisco Systems paid $0.94 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.68, the P/S ratio is 3.16 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.46. The dividend yield amounts to 3.35%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)



Wells Fargo -- Yield: 3.24%

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) employs 267,900 people, generates revenue of $49,277.00 million and has a net income of $23,276.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $227.08 billion.

Wells Fargo’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $40,501.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 47.06% (the operating margin is 39.09% and the net profit margin 27.05%).

Financials: The total debt represents 16.62% of Wells Fargo assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 153.92%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.78% was realized by Wells Fargo.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.05. Last fiscal year, Wells Fargo 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 11.48, the P/S ratio is 2.75 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.40. The dividend yield amounts to 3.24%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wells Fargo (WFC)



General Electric -- Yield: 3.08%

General Electric (NYSE:GE) employs 333,000 people, generates revenue of $117,385.00 million and has a net income of $1,701.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $260.56 billion.

General Electric’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,699.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.37% (the operating margin is 7.96% and the net profit margin 1.45%).

Financials: The total debt represents 40.08% of General Electric assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 201.07%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 1.47% was realized by General Electric.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.06. Last fiscal year, General Electric paid $0.92 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.06, the P/S ratio is 2.28 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.85. The dividend yield amounts to 3.08%.

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)



Procter & Gamble -- Yield: 3.08%

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) employs 105,000 people, generates revenue of $65,299.00 million and has a net income of $10,027.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $229.10 billion.

Procter & Gamble’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $17,439.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.71% (the operating margin is 20.58% and the net profit margin 15.36%).

Financials: The total debt represents 24.07% of Procter & Gamble assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 53.36%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.45% was realized by Procter & Gamble.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.49. Last fiscal year, Procter & Gamble paid $2.66 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.95, the P/S ratio is 3.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.12. The dividend yield amounts to 3.08%.

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)



Unilever -- Yield: 3.01%

Unilever (NYSE:UL) employs 168,921 people, generates revenue of $59,755.47 million and has a net income of $5,899.05 million. The current market capitalization stands at $135.85 billion.

Unilever’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,358.95 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.34% (the operating margin is 14.11% and the net profit margin 9.87%).

Financials: The total debt represents 27.76% of Unilever assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 94.04%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 33.75% was realized by Unilever.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.94. Last fiscal year, Unilever paid $1.36 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.89, the P/S ratio is 2.31 and the P/B ratio is finally 7.59. The dividend yield amounts to 3.01%.

Stock Charts:


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

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