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10 Dow Dividend Stocks Fail 'Acid Test'

7. IBM (IBM)

International Business Machines is a globally integrated enterprise, which creates business value for clients and solves business problems through integrated solutions that leverage information technology and deep knowledge of business processes. (more >>)
  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 5.3%
  • Dividend Yield: 1.97%
  • Coverage Ratio: 2.69
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 28.4%

6. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ - Get Report)

Hewlett-Packard is a global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. (more >>)
  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 5.3%
  • Dividend Yield: 0.8%
  • Coverage Ratio: 6.63
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 19.9%

5. Pfizer (PFE - Get Report)

Pfizer is a research-based global pharmaceutical company which discovers, develops, manufactures and markets prescription medicines for humans and animals. (more >>)
  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 5.4%
  • Dividend Yield: 4.2%
  • Coverage Ratio: 1.29
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 18.9%

4. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson is a holding company engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the health care field. (more >>)
  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 5.6%
  • Dividend Yield: 3.49%
  • Coverage Ratio: 1.6
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 22.8%

3. General Electric (GE - Get Report)

General Electric provides services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. (more >>)
  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 5.8%
  • Dividend Yield: 2.91%
  • Coverage Ratio: 1.99
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 11.5%

2. Intel (INTC - Get Report)

Intel is a semiconductor chip maker, which develops advanced integrated digital technology products, mainly integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications. (more >>)
  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 7.1%
  • Dividend Yield: 3.29%
  • Coverage Ratio: 2.16
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 28.1%

1. Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft generates revenue by developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting a wide range of software products and services for many different types of computing devices. (more >>)
  • Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 7.6%
  • Dividend Yield: 2.07%
  • Coverage Ratio: 3.67
  • Dividend Acid Test: PASS
  • 5-Year Tax Rate: 27.4%

-- Written by John DeFeo in New York City


Disclosure: TheStreet's editorial policy prohibits staff editors, reporters and analysts from holding positions in any individual stocks.
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