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Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks

Stock quotes in this article: KO, GE, JNJ, KFT, PG, COP, GSK, UPS, SNY, MTB

NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track the top 30 holdings of a variety of high-profile investors, such as George Soros and Carl Icahn.

It should come as no surprise that the most popular of these portfolios is that of renowned investor Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) and one of the richest people in the world.

Today we're taking a closer look at Buffett's 10 highest-yielding stocks, based on Berkshire Hathaway's most recent quarterly 13F filing with the SEC, which reflects holdings as of March 31, 2011.

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10. Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola (KO) recently yielded 2.8%, with a quarterly dividend payout rate of 47 cents a share and a payout ratio of 34%. Coke is on the dividend aristocrats list of stocks with 25 or more yearly increases.

Coca-Cola remains Buffett's top holding, at 24.8% of the total portfolio. The 200 million-share position was unchanged from the previous quarter.

Coca-Cola is popular among Stockpickr's professional portfolios. For example, Steve Mandel's Lone Pine Capital initiated a new 2.6 million-share position in the stock in the most recently reported quarter, and David Winters' Wintergreen Advisors maintained a 359,812-share position.



Stock Overview: Coca-Cola is a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. It has a market cap of $153.7 billion and a 1.7 short interest ratio, and it trades with a P/E of 12.9.

Analyst Ratings: Of 16 analysts covering the stock, 15 rate it a buy and one rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has an A buy rating on Coke, earning it a spot on the top-rated beverage stocks list.

More on Coca-Cola: Coke showed up on lists last month of Top Stocks to Buy and Hold Through 2011 and 5 Defensive Dow Stocks for QE2's End.

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