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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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#6: Health Care REIT (HCN)

dividend-stocks-hcn-stockHCN Dividend Yield: 5.5%

Dividend stocks like real estate investment trusts (REITs) are required to pay out most of their earnings as dividends; that’s why you find so many of them among the top-paying dividend stocks. And if it weren’t for the dividend yield, Health Care REIT (HCN) wouldn’t look like much these days.

HCN stock is down 9% over the last 12 months — a hole so deep even the hefty dividend yield can’t make it a profitable investment over that time frame.

HCN enjoys a solid portfolio of senior housing, long-term care and medical office facilities, but an acquisition spree has greatly increased costs. Even worse, there have been reports of conflict between the CEO and the board of directors.

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