This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
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 Stocks to Own During a Dividend Bubble (Update2)

5. Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)

Company profile: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading provider of research consumables and fine chemicals to a variety of players in the life sciences and technology industries.

Dividend Yield: 1.1%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 17% this year and 28% on average over the past three years. Sigma-Aldrich has seven "strong buy" ratings and seven "holds," per TheStreet Ratings.

4. VF Corp. (VFC)

Company profile: VF manufactures and markets clothing, specializing in jeans, sportswear, outdoor apparel, and footwear. Its apparel brands include Lee, Wrangler, The North Face, and Nautica.

Dividend Yield: 1.97%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 17% this year and 44% over the past three years, on average. Analysts give VF Corp. 10 "strong buy" ratings, one "moderate buy," and six "holds," TheStreet Ratings says.

3. JPMorgan Chase (JPM - Get Report)

Company profile: JPMorgan is an international financial-services, institutional and investment bank with a $148 billion market value.

Dividend Yield: 2.60%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 18% this year and an average annual 21% over three years. Analysts give JPMorgan 17 "strong buy" ratings, four "moderate buys," and three "holds," per TheStreet Ratings.

2. Illinois Tool Works ( ITW)

Company profile: Illinois Tool Works is a manufacturer of a range of industrial products and equipment including industrial packaging, electronics, and polymers and fluids.

Dividend Yield: 2.58%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 20% this year and 29% over the past three years, on average. Illinois Tool Works has nine "strong buy" ratings and seven "holds," according to a survey by TheStreet Ratings.

1. Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report)

Company profile: Microsoft, with a market value of $264 billion, develops the Windows PC operating system, the Office suite of productivity software, and its other businesses include the Xbox 360 video game console, the Bing Internet search engine, business software, and software for mobile devices. Cloud computing, or the computing world's shift to Web-based applications, is the latest challenge to its operating system but it is likely to find new ventures in cloud computing to make up for that.Microsoft Wednesday launched the first test version of Windows 8, to gather consumer feedback on the new operating system. Windows 8, which isn't expected to be released commercially until late this year, is designed to give Microsoft a presence in the fast-growing tablet market.

Dividend Yield: 2.54%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 22% this year and have a three-year average annual return of 25%. Analysts give Microsoft 14 "buy" ratings, nine "buy/holds," 14 "holds," and one "sell," according to an S&P survey.

>>To see these stocks in action, visit the 10 Stocks to Own During a Dividend Bubble portfolio on Stockpickr.

Disclosure: TheStreet's editorial policy prohibits staff editors and reporters from holding positions in any individual stocks.
3 of 3

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!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
JPM $62.34 0.00%
MSFT $48.03 0.00%
NUE $48.60 0.00%
PPG $220.85 0.00%
WFC $54.97 0.00%

Markets

DOW 18,037.97 -42.17 -0.23%
S&P 500 2,108.92 -8.77 -0.41%
NASDAQ 5,060.2460 -31.8390 -0.63%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs