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5 Buy-Rated Stocks Outyielding 'The 10-Year'

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- In today's ultra-low interest rate environment, long-term investors may wish to consider dividend stocks as an alternative -- or supplement -- to fixed income investments.

At 2.14%, the dividend yield of the S&P 500 index is around 50 basis points in excess of the 10-year Treasury note. This is historically significant. From 1959 to 2009, the yield of the U.S. Treasury note consistently exceeded the yield of the S&P 500.

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While the yield of the S&P 500 is paltry by absolute and historical standards, a diverse basket of fairly priced stocks offers a reasonable likelihood of capital preservation (in the long term).

Each of the five stocks on the following pages has a higher dividend yield than the 10-year U.S. Treasury note and has a buy rating from TheStreet Ratings. They may make an attractive addition to your income portfolio.

TheStreet Ratings stock-rating model favors defensive investments with a bias toward conservatively financed companies that have demonstrated a history of favorable shareholder returns. As always, stock ratings should not be treated as gospel -- rather, use them as a starting point for your own research.

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