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6 Stocks With Double-Digit Gains and Big Dividends

(Adds that McDonald's gained a record-low rate on a 30-year corporate bond offering.)

BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Do you want to own stocks with consistent long-term returns so you can "buy 'em and forget 'em," as some professional investors say?

Then stop chasing the latest skyrocket and adopt the more conservative, but nonetheless fruitful, double-barreled approach, that of buying stocks of high-quality companies with a record of steadily increasing dividends and multiyear, double-digit share-price gains.

There aren't a lot that fit the bill.

We found six stocks of highly respected companies with at least double-digit annual share-price advances over three years, coupled with better than 26% five-year dividend-growth rates.

The benchmark S&P 500 is up 5.6% this year and several of these companies' stocks are not keeping up, but they shouldn't be judged by one month's -- or even one year's -- share-price performance.

Rather, their long-term records, which include corporate histories with no serious management miscues, should hold them in good stead, especially when the compounding of growing dividends is coupled with the share-price increases.

Some of these stocks are household names, such as International Business Machines (IBM - Get Report) and McDonald's (MCD - Get Report). But trucking industry broker Landstar Systems (LSTR - Get Report), and artificial knee and hip joint maker Stryker (SYK - Get Report) aren't widely known.

Here are the six stocks with five-year dividend growth of at least 26% and double-digit share-price appreciation over the past three years:

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BLK $362.17 -0.48%
IBM $160.59 0.87%
MCD $97.46 -0.69%
LSTR $65.84 -0.17%
LOW $72.86 -1.90%


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