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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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#5: Pepco Holdings (POM)

dividend-stocks-pom-stockPOM Dividend Yield: 5.8%

Utilities like Pepco Holdings (POM) are bedrock dividend stocks, but those low natural gas prices sure are making it hard on them. As noted above with Entergy, there’s a strong correlation between prices for natural gas and electric power, and that’s making life tough for the entire sector.

POM stock is off 2.6% for the last 52 weeks. Add in the dividend and the total return comes to just 4% Meanwhile, the total return on the S&P 500 comes to a whopping 28% over the same span.

Of course, you don’t own a utility for price appreciation. That 5.8% yield on the dividend sure looks good for an income stream, and the extremely low volatility of POM stock adds another layer of defense.

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