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#9: DuPont

Dupont (NYSE:DD)YTD Stock Performance: +28%
Dividend Yield: 3.1%
Sector: Chemicals

DuPont (DD) has had a nice year in 2013, but it hasn’t been all gumdrops and rainbows. DuPont, like a lot of Dow components, has been soft since the beginning of August thanks to recent earnings declines and a sluggish global economic outlook.

Still, it’s hard to bet against DuPont as a long-term play. The company has a five-year growth rate of over 15% in its revenue, and has paid dividends since 1904. And what with a diverse line of chemicals spanning agriculture, electronics and biosciences this company isn’t overly dependent on any one sector to find success.

There’s always risk of a pull-back should industrial customers turtle up amid economic headwinds, but the roughly $5 billion in annual operating cash flow and a dividend payout ratio of less than 50% of FY2013 earnings mean that this company (and its dividends) aren’t going anywhere.

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