NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If you're looking for something to buy during times of market turbulence and also love dividends, we're here to help.
These stocks are all highly rated companies, which also pay high dividends.
Here are 5 stocks with A, or A- ratings, which also offer high dividend payments from TheStreet Quant Ratings, TheStreet's proprietary quant-based stock-rating tool.
The Street Quant Ratings rates every one of these stocks an A or A-, as well as a five-star rating on income (meaning, pays high dividends), by measuring the historical price movement of the stock. These stocks were chosen from 4,300 different types of equities we rate.
TheStreet Ratings projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Based on 32 major data points, TheStreet Ratings uses a quantitative approach to rating over 4,300 stocks to predict return potential for the next year. The model is both objective, using elements such as volatility of past operating revenues, financial strength, and company cash flows, and subjective, including expected equities market returns, future interest rates, implied industry outlook and forecasted company earnings.
Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a buy yielded a 16.56% return in 2014, beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points. Buying a Russell 2000 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a buy yielded a 9.5% return in 2014, beating the Russell 2000 index, including dividends reinvested, by 460 basis points last year.
Check out which stocks made the list. And when you're done, be sure to read about which safe, A+ rated stocks you should buy now. Year-to-date returns are based on September 21, 2015 prices as of 11:22am.