Top 10 Dividend Stocks of the Ultimate Stock Pickers

Which stocks are the best US fund managers investing in for income? We reveal the top 10 picks

Morningstar Equity Analysts 10 April, 2017 | 10:19AM

Despite all the volatility we've seen in the market this past year – from the drop in the markets following the Brexit vote to the post-election market rally in the United States – markets in the UK, US, emerging Europe and Asia have rallied strongly over the past 12 months.

While not all stocks have recovered, many have rallied. Searching for yield in this type of environment can be fraught with risks, including everything from price risk to the risk that a firm cannot meet its commitment to its dividend.

When we screen for top dividend-paying stocks among the holdings of our Ultimate Stock-Pickers, we try to hone in on the highest-quality names that are currently held with conviction by our top managers. We accomplish this by screening for holdings that are widely held, by five or more of our top managers, are yielding more than the S&P 500, represent firms with wide or narrow economic moats – sustainable competitive advantages – and have uncertainty ratings of either low or medium.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
AbbVie Inc80.67 USD0.22
Cisco Systems Inc35.69 USD-0.06
Emerson Electric Co64.44 USD-0.85
Exxon Mobil Corp32.97 USD4.43
General Electric Co7.37 USD-0.67
Nestle SA ADR112.95 USD-0.65
Novartis AG ADR78.07 USD-0.37
Pfizer Inc35.28 USD-0.48
Sanofi SA ADR45.51 USD-1.37
Verizon Communications Inc56.76 USD0.80

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