5 'A+' Dow Dividend Stocks Worth a Look

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- There's about 6,000 U.S.-listed stocks trading on the major exchanges on any given day. Of those, TheStreet Ratings has rated 5,744 and only 106 issues -- less than 2% -- have received an 'A+,' our highest rating.

Five of these exceptional companies are well-known Dow dividend stocks:
  • American Express
  • Disney
  • Home Depot
  • Kraft Foods
  • Coca-Cola

Collectively, these five stocks yield 2.04% -- considerably less than the Dow Jones Industrial Average as a whole. However, TheStreet Ratings' stock model projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends.

Our Buy, Hold or Sell ratings designate how we expect these stocks to perform against a general benchmark of the equities market and interest rates.

We consider each of these stocks to be strong buys.

As always, stock ratings should not be treated as gospel -- rather, use them as a starting point for your own research. A detailed analysis of each stock's rating appears on the following pages:

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