BOSTON (TheStreet) -- With the 10-year Treasury yielding less than 2.7% and possibly falling if the Federal Reserve initiates QE2, dividend stocks are looking more attractive.
TheStreet's model rates equities based on expected risk-adjusted performance. Here are 10 of its favorite dividend stocks. They offer yields between 6.4% and 10% and regularly increase payouts. They are ordered by yield, from high to highest.
10. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) is a master limited partnership, or MLP, which owns oil and gas pipelines in the U.S. Its third-quarter distributable cash flow decreased marginally to $318 million, but cash flow per unit dropped 8.9% to $1.02 cents, hurt by a higher share count. The operating margin narrowed from 23% to 20%. Kinder Morgan Energy increased its quarterly distribution to $1.11 a share, equaling an annual yield of 6.4%. The stock has a three-year distribution growth rate of 29%. It has delivered 11% annualized gains since 2007.
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