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The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for January

These dividend stocks yield no less than 5% and sometimes more than 12%

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#10: Entergy (ETR)

dividend-stocks-etr-stockETR Dividend Yield: 5.4%

It’s a darn good thing Entergy (ETR) has one of the highest yields of all the dividend stocks in the S&P 500, because shares are off 3% over the last year. Thankfully, the fat yield on the dividend allows ETR stock to claim a total return of 1.5% for the last 52 weeks.

2013 was a rough year on a number of fronts for Entergy. Expenses are on the rise, and a planned spinoff of its electric-transmission business was pushed into 2014.

Worst of all, it’s just not a good time to be an electric company. Natural gas prices are historically low, which is weighing on power prices.

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