Dividend Yield: 3.3%
Clorox (CLX) is one of the most powerful consumer brands in the world, with a name that is synonymous with household bleach and cleaning products.
And since folks have to keep house in both good times and bad, it’s safe to say that Clorox stock is going to keep squeaky clean no matter what kind of muck the broader economy has to plod through.
It’s not just the U.S. either, with manufacturing facilities in two dozen nations and over 100 markets served worldwide to add diversity to the revenue stream.
Dividends have been paid at Clorox since 1968, and the payout has increased 220% since 2003. The current yield is 3.3%, even after a run-up of about 18% so far in 2013.