BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index of the 30 largest publicly traded U.S. companies, has advanced 7.8% so far in 2010, lagging behind the S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq Composite. Still, several of its members have delivered outstanding gains, with less risk and volatility than small- and mid-cap stocks. Here are the five best-performing Dow dividend stocks of 2010. They may continue to outperform the broader market in 2011. Below, the stocks are ordered by year-to-date return, from good to great.5. Disney (DIS - Get Report), the entertainment company known for Mickey Mouse, has grown 12-month sales 5.3% and net income 20%. Its stock has risen 15% year-to-date, ranking as the fifth best-performing Dow stock. It has jumped 11% in the past three months
5 Best Dow Dividend Stocks of 2010
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