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9 Stocks That Prove Dividends Make All the Difference (Update1)

Stocks in this article: SCL ROST FAST PII TJX GWW RAVN NDSN OZRK IBM

4. Polaris Industries (PII)

Company profile: Polaris, with a market value of $5 billion, manufactures off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.

Dividend Yield: 2%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 33% this year and have a five-year, average annual return of 26.5%, so $10,000 invested five years ago is now worth $35,191. Analysts give its shares seven "buy" ratings, four "buy/holds," and two "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P.

3. Fastenal (FAST)

Company profile: Fastenal, with a market value of $16 billion, provides building industry and industrial customers with all types of fasteners such as nails and screws as well as general-purpose maintenance, repair, and operations items. With more than 2,600 store and distribution locations, it generated $2.8 billion in revenue in 2011.

Dividend Yield: 1.24%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 26% this year and have a five-year, average annual return of 27%, so $10,000 invested five years ago is now worth $33,900. Analysts give its shares three "buy" ratings, seven "holds," one "weak hold," and one "sell," according to a survey of analysts by S&P.

2. Ross Stores (ROST)

Company profile: Ross Stores, with a market value of $13 billion, is one of the largest off-price retailers of brand-name apparel and home accessories in the U.S. It operates over 1,000 "Ross Dress for Less" stores, and 90 dd's Discounts stores.

Dividend Yield: 0.96%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 23.4% this year and have a five-year, average annual return of 28.4%, so $10,000 invested five years ago is now worth $35,710. Analysts give its shares 11 "buy" ratings, three "buy/holds," 15 "holds," and one "weak hold," according to a survey of analysts by S&P.

1. Stepan Co. (SCL)

Company profile: Stepan, with a market value of $918 million, manufactures a wide range of chemicals with applications in everything from beverages to aircraft materials.

Dividend Yield: 1.24%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 13% this year and have a five-year, average annual return of 29.3%, so $10,000 invested five years ago is now worth $36,840. Only one analyst follows it and he gives its shares a "buy" rating, according to S&P.

>>To see these stocks in action, visit the 9 Stocks That Prove Dividends Make All the Difference portfolio on Stockpickr.

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