Current Dividend Yield: 3.3%
Year-to-Date Performance: +11%
Kraft (NYSE:KFT) has outperformed a flat stock market significantly this year thanks to the fact that cash-strapped consumers continue to eat at home and focus on packaged foods instead of dining out. There’s also reason to be optimistic that management understands the multifaceted challenges of the food sales arena, since Kraft announced in August that it will spin off its snack food operations to create a North American grocery company and a global snacks powerhouse — two businesses with different ideas. If you want to focus on one flavor of this food stock, wait until after the split to jump in. But considering the nice dividend and the power of both divisions, you might not want to wait.