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By Stockpickr Guest Columnist Jay Walker (The Confused Capitalist)

Something I read recently reminded me of the importance of dividends in outperforming the market. Many academic studies have shown that dividend-paying stocks outperform their nonpaying brethren by leaps and bounds over time.

I also took a look at the current constituents of the

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index, and the current yields available there, with the idea that, based on today's share prices, some of the companies are better situated to outperform the index over the next while.

I'm compiled a list of the Dow stocks with recent prices and the most-recent dividends payable for each company, and from there, I've selected which stocks I think could outperform the index as a whole.

To read more and to see all of the breakdowns, please click here.

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