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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)Sector: Telecom
12-month Performance: +15.1%

The countless Americans walking around texting on their Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone or Samsung Galaxy are getting that phone service from somewhere … and it’s a good chance that somewhere is Verizon.

The company has a huge 4G LTE network, on top of offering high-speed Internet. Plus, it has partnered up with Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) in an attempt to draw in more customers.

Like any telecom, Verizon doesn’t offer much in the way of growth, but makes up for it with yield. VZ rewards shareholders with a 4.8% dividend that looks set to keep on growing.

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