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High Yield Dividend Stocks Setting New Yearly Highs

Stocks in this article: CSCOMOJNJTSMPGCAG

PG Dividend Yield Chart PG Dividend Yield data by YCharts

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Background: Procter & Gamble manufactures and markets a broad range of consumer products world wide.

52-Week Range: $59.07 to $70.83

Book Value: $23.09

Price To Book: 3

Earnings Payout Percentage: 58%

P&G currently has an annualized dividend of $2.25, yielding 3.2%. I have recommended P&G before , and can you blame me? The price-to-earnings multiple is under 20 for both the trailing 12 months and the forward estimates. P&G closed at $66.68 and paid out 56.2 cents in dividends since the closing price of the last article. I don't think this company is finished rewarding investors yet.

The shares are modestly higher from a month ago, but are only about a dollar from the 52 week high. The stock appreciated 14% in the last year, and the average analyst target price is $74.85.

Short sellers are next to impossible to find. Short interest is so low I only include it to demonstrate the smart money is not betting against this company. Based on the last reported numbers 0.8% of the float is short.

PG Payout Ratio TTM Chart PG Payout Ratio TTM data by YCharts

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