10 Top-Rated US Income Stocks

Which stocks do the professionals look to for income? Morningstar analysts examine the portfolios of the fund managers they consider to the best stock-pickers

Morningstar Equity Analysts 19 September, 2017 | 2:48PM
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Which stocks to the professionals look to for income? Morningstar analysts have taken a magnifying glass to the portfolios of those fund managers they consider to the best stock-pickers.

Ultimate Stock-Pickers is a concept we've developed at Morningstar with one simple goal: to cross-check our stock research against the opinions of professional money managers. While the stock analysts at Morningstar spend the majority of their time hunting for quality companies trading at attractive valuations, we would be remiss if we failed to acknowledge the fact that a whole host of individuals outside of Morningstar are engaged in the very same effort.

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 US equity fund 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 – a built in advantage over their competitors, and have uncertainty ratings of either low or medium.

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Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
AbbVie Inc109.49 USD0.91Rating
Cisco Systems Inc55.81 USD1.22Rating
Exxon Mobil Corp65.84 USD2.32Rating
General Electric Co107.44 USD2.03Rating
Intel Corp48.28 USD-2.29Rating
Omnicom Group Inc71.04 USD1.23Rating
Pfizer Inc43.56 USD0.95Rating
Philip Morris International Inc96.20 USD-0.35Rating
Procter & Gamble Co142.85 USD1.42Rating
Wells Fargo & Co50.63 USD0.02Rating

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