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Safe And High-Yielding Dividend Stocks to Buy

With the markets warming up to the reality of a Donald Trump presidency and administration, some people have become nervous about dividend-paying stocks as they see higher interest rates and inflation ahead.

While the bond proxy sectors like real estate investment trusts and utilities may hold less appeal as they are very slow growers, other sectors like consumer staples and telecoms still make sense since they can continue to grow market share.

We screened the Merrill Lynch research database for stocks with the firms best volatility rating, and solid growing dividends that were rated Buy. We found five that growth and income investors could buy now, and put in their portfolios forever.

What investors will want to not ignore is that some of these are still well off of highs. The post-election rally has been targeting many infrastructure and higher interest rate winners, so some of these may be overlooked.

These are the results...

Royal Dutch Shell -- Yield: 7.36%

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) employs 93,000 people, generates revenue of $264,960.00 million and has a net income of $2,200.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $222.34 billion.

Royal Dutch Shell’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $23,496.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.87% (the operating margin is -1.21% and the net profit margin 0.83%).

Financials: The total debt represents 17.16% of Royal Dutch Shell assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 35.84%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 1.16% was realized by Royal Dutch Shell.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.06. Last fiscal year, Royal Dutch Shell paid $7.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 48.96, the P/S ratio is 0.80 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.00. The dividend yield amounts to 7.36%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)


GlaxoSmithKline -- Yield: 5.52%

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) employs 101,192 people, generates revenue of $29,913.47 million and has a net income of $10,468.40 million. The current market capitalization stands at $89.07 billion.

GlaxoSmithKline’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,583.11 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.04% (the operating margin is 46.67% and the net profit margin 35.00%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.12% of GlaxoSmithKline assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 325.22%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 179.63% was realized by GlaxoSmithKline.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.15. Last fiscal year, GlaxoSmithKline paid $2.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 249.62, the P/S ratio is 3.04 and the P/B ratio is finally 14.39. The dividend yield amounts to 5.52%.

Stock Charts:

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


AT&T -- Yield: 5.07%

AT&T (NYSE:T) employs 273,140 people, generates revenue of $146,801.00 million and has a net income of $13,687.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $233.62 billion.

AT&T’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $49,599.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.79% (the operating margin is 16.88% and the net profit margin 9.32%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.33% of AT&T assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 102.84%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.57% was realized by AT&T.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.35. Last fiscal year, AT&T paid $1.89 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.54, the P/S ratio is 1.62 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.94. The dividend yield amounts to 5.07%.

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)


Coca-Cola -- Yield: 3.47%

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) employs 123,200 people, generates revenue of $44,294.00 million and has a net income of $7,366.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $169.88 billion.

Coca-Cola’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,075.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.26% (the operating margin is 19.70% and the net profit margin 16.63%).

Financials: The total debt represents 49.02% of Coca-Cola assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 172.64%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.31% was realized by Coca-Cola.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.65. Last fiscal year, Coca-Cola paid $1.32 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.38, the P/S ratio is 3.93 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.83. The dividend yield amounts to 3.47%.

Stock Charts:

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


Procter & Gamble -- Yield: 3.25%

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 $217.92 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 $3.53. 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 23.16, the P/S ratio is 3.38 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.91. The dividend yield amounts to 3.25%.

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)


Novo Nordisk -- Yield: 2.70%

Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) employs 42,605 people, generates revenue of $15,362.18 million and has a net income of $4,961.92 million. The current market capitalization stands at $70.31 billion.

Novo Nordisk’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,120.77 million. The EBITDA margin is 46.35% (the operating margin is 45.81% and the net profit margin 32.30%).

Financials: The total debt represents 1.17% of Novo Nordisk assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 2.28%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 79.90% was realized by Novo Nordisk.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.10. Last fiscal year, Novo Nordisk paid $0.91 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.99, the P/S ratio is 4.46 and the P/B ratio is finally 13.06. The dividend yield amounts to 2.70%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)


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