#2: Frontier Communications (FTR)
FTR Dividend Yield: 8.8%
Frontier Communications (FTR) isn’t off to such a bad start in 2014. FTR stock is down 1.9% on a price basis, but the crazy 8.8% dividend has it positive for the year-to-date, and beating the broader market by a wide margin.
The knock against FTR stock is that it has lost half its value over the past three years amid heavy competition and the erosion of its key small business customer base.
The worst of the share-price erosion might be behind FTR stock. After some up and down quarters, Wall Street expects FTR to eke out a slight increase in earnings per share for the full fiscal year.