Current Dividend Yield: 5.4%
Year-to-Date Performance: 3%
Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is the leading wireless telecom provider in the U.S. by subscriptions. The company also is one of the top high-speed Internet providers in America via its FiOS fiber optic network. As the world becomes increasingly wired, it’s more important than ever before for companies like Verizon to be involved with the operations of businesses and the lives of regular Americans. This provides a very stable revenue stream that accounts for huge dividends. What’s more, Verizon’s EPS for the fiscal year are on track to tally over $2.20 — easily double the 90 cents per share earned in fiscal 2010.