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10 Dow Dividend Stocks Fail 'Acid Test'

14. Merck (MRK)

Merck is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products to improve human and animal health. (more >>)

  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 3.8%
  • Dividend Yield: 4.14%
  • Coverage Ratio: 0.92
  • Dividend Acid Test: FAIL
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 21.1%

13. United Technologies (UTX)

United Technologies provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. (more >>)

  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 3.9%
  • Dividend Yield: 2.41%
  • Coverage Ratio: 1.62
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 27.5%

12. Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot is a home improvement retailer. The company's stores sell an assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. (more >>)

  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 3.9%
  • Dividend Yield: 3.06%
  • Coverage Ratio: 1.27
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 36.7%

11. Boeing (BA)

Boeing operates as an aerospace firm. The company is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense and human space flight services. (more >>)

  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 4.3%
  • Dividend Yield: 2.62%
  • Coverage Ratio: 1.64
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 28.2%

10. American Express (AXP)

American Express is a global payments, network and travel company, which offers credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses around the world. (more >>)

  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 4.4%
  • Dividend Yield: 1.68%
  • Coverage Ratio: 2.62
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 4.1%

9. 3M (MMM)

3M Company is a global manufacturer, technology innovator and marketer of a variety of products. (more >>)

  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 4.4%
  • Dividend Yield: 2.43%
  • Coverage Ratio: 1.81
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 31.5%

8. ExxonMobil (XOM)

ExxonMobil is engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas and the manufacture, transportation and sale of petroleum products. (more >>)

  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 5.3%
  • Dividend Yield: 2.86%
  • Coverage Ratio: 1.85
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 42.2%

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