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Shareholders of Lockheed Martin (LMT - Get Report) are having a solid year; the stock has climbed more than 9% so far this year on top of the hefty 4.52% dividend that LMT currently yields. Lockheed is the biggest defense contractor in the world, supplying everything from fighter jets to IT services to Uncle Sam. The firm currently pays out a quarterly $1 dividend.

Lockheed pays such a big yield for a good reason: investors are still anxious about how budgetary constraints at the Department of Defense could hamstring its profits. Last year's debt ceiling debacle didn't instill the most faith in Congress' ability to cope with the country's finances, and with Lockheed relying on the folks in Capitol Hills to pay their bills (and maintain this current spending level), investors are getting antsy.

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To combat the potential for DoD budget cuts, Lockheed has been offering its services to other government agencies as an IT specialist. Perhaps more importantly, Lockheed has consistently been allowed to sell to our allies, diversifying its sales away from Uncle Sam's pocket book.

Despite headwinds, Lockheed is in good financial shape and generates mountains of cash. That should help support a dividend raise in 2012.

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