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5 Humdrum Stocks Reaching New Heights

They're yawners, but they keep running up and paying dividends

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Let’s face it: Sometimes, boring is beautiful. There’s nothing sweeter than watching well-run companies with steady business models churning out a nice mix of share-price appreciation and dividends as the years roll by.

Many companies that fit that particular mold are powered by products we use every day, every year, even if we don’t think twice about them. So their formula for success isn’t sexy, and it’s certainly long-term in nature — but that’s what retirement portfolios are, too. Sounds like a perfect fit to me!

A number of these seemingly under-the-radar companies haven’t been wholly ignored by the investment community, however. These five stocks now find themselves near or at all-time highs.

More importantly for those still considering them, they have a chance to fly even higher:

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/02/7-boring-but-beautiful-dividend-payers-for-retirement-pll-nwl-jnj-gis-cl/.

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