This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

10 Best 'Dividend Aristocrats' for 2012

2. Nucor

Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 6.16%

Dividend Yield: 3.27%

Return on Invested Capital: 15.14%

The tale of Nucor's (NUE - Get Report) dividend is bittersweet: While the steel manufacturer has raised its payout annually, it has done so in the face of declining cash flows.

But the fact that Nucor had the accumulated financial strength to support its dividend during a cyclical (and, perhaps, secular) downturn is a testament to managerial foresight (in stark contrast to, say, U.S. Steel (X)).

Whether or not the worst is behind the steel industry remains to be seen, but Nucor has a very strong balance sheet, and that should give investors some confidence that this too shall pass.

10 of 11

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
BDX $144.33 0.00%
HRL $54.85 0.00%
ITW $94.63 0.00%
LEG $44.31 0.00%
MMM $158.99 0.00%


DOW 18,080.14 +21.45 0.12%
S&P 500 2,117.69 +4.76 0.23%
NASDAQ 5,092.0850 +36.0220 0.71%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs