#4: FirstEnergy (FE)
First Energy (FE) is another electric utility company struggling with low natural gas prices, the Fed’s tapering program and — in this case — crummy third-quarter results that led it to slash its guidance.
FE stock is down 20% over the last year. On the bright side, that has really juiced the yield for new money. A couple of months ago, FirstEnergy’s dividend yielded 5.9%.
FE stock has some other things going for it, as well. The technicals say this thing is deeply oversold. Additionally, FE displays so little volatility it almost looks catatonic. When it comes to dividend stocks, you can do a lot worse than a yield of 6.8% and a beta of 0.3.