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Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks

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#5: General Electric

General Electric GECurrent Dividend Yield: 3.6%
Year-to-Date Performance:

General Electric (NYSE:GE) forever will be tarnished in the minds of stockholders because of its move during the financial crisis to slash its dividend by two-thirds, from 31 cents to just 10 cents per share. While the dividend still is less than half that higher level, at just 15 cents, the subsequent flop in GE stock amid this modest dividend boost means General Electric now boasts a dividend yield that is one of the best in the Dow. There certainly are issues at GE as revenue continues to suffer and the lingering doubts caused by the Japan nuclear disaster threatens to severely impact the company’s reactor division. But the dividend provides a decent hedge and the company certainly has the diverse operations needed to survive any lingering economic troubles.

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