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6 Climbing High-Yield Dividend-Paying Stocks

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Dow Chemical (DOW)

Background: Dow Chemical is a science and technology company that provides innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets.

52-Week Range: $26.77 to $36.08

Price to Book: 2

Earnings Payout Percentage: 88%

TheStreet's Jim Cramer writes about DOW in DOW: Quit Your Bellyaching.

Shareholders receive $1.28 annually in dividend payments. The yield is an enticing 4%. With a payout of nearly 90%, I would normally take a pass, however, 2013 earnings are estimated at $2.44. Based on 2013 estimated earnings, the payout rate will shift downward closer to 50%.

In the last month, Dow jettisoned 40.5% higher and appears mostly on track to continue. Look for a price retracement as an entry signal. With a little patience, an entry near $31.50 is reasonable. I am not a big fan of chasing stocks, and buying north of $32.50 before a base is built feels like chasing to me.

In the last 52 weeks, shares are about even with a small gain of 1%. Dow Chemical has an average analyst target price of $33.00. We are all but there already. I expect we will read about upward moving analyst's price targets in the first quarter 2013.

DOW Payout Ratio TTM ChartDOW Payout Ratio TTM data by YCharts

Stock quotes in this article: GE, VALE, JNJ, DOW, PEP, CAG 

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