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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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#7: Ensco (ESV)

dividend-stocks-ESV-stockESV Dividend Yield: 5.4%

Ensco (ESV), a U.K.-based oil and gas exploration company, cracks the top 10 dividend stocks this month with an abundant 5.4% yield. Although Ensco is somewhat of an unknown among the S&P 500’s top dividend stocks, it’s a very established name in the industry.

With a market cap of $13 billion and about 9,000 employees, Ensco has rigs working in pretty much every corner of the globe. Indeed, Ensco boasts the second-largest fleet of drilling rigs in the world.

ESV stock is off nearly 10% over the last 52 weeks, with lots of volatility along the way. Yes, the yield is generous, but investors have paid for it in underperformance and frayed nerves.

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