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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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#9: AT&T (T)

dividend-stocks-t-stockT Dividend Yield: 5.4%

The reigning dividend stock champion of the Dow Jones Industrial Average has a fat enough yield to land it among the top-paying dividend stocks in the S&P 500, too.

AT&T (T) stock has acted almost like a bond over the last year. It’s up just 0.5% for the last 52 weeks, but with the dividend, it’s been good for a total return of 5.7%.

No, you don’t buy telecom stocks for growth, but it’s not like growth is out of the question for AT&T. T is looking to make an acquisition in Europe, while analysts at Credit Suisse remain bullish on AT&T’s plans to grab wireless market share in the U.S.

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