Dow Dividend Stock #10 – Home Depot (HD)
|Market Cap: $46.3 billion
Barely edging out McDonald’s (MCD) for the #10 spot is The Home Depot (HD) with a 3.4% dividend yield. This home improvement retailer has surpassed earnings estimates each of the last four quarters, and is providing investors with 96 per share annually with its dividend. While its stock is down -4.8% since January, The Home Depot is still greatly outperforming major competitor Lowe’s (LOW), which is down -13.6% in 2010 and only offers investors a 2.2% dividend yield.