#8: Pepco Holdings (POM)
POM Dividend Yield: 5.5%
Pepco Holdings (POM) once again makes the list of top 10 S&P 500 dividend stocks, but for the first time in a long time, we don’t have to worry as much about natural gas prices. The strong correlation between prices for natural gas and electric power has been making life tough for the entire sector for some time.
So it may not come as a surprise that POM stock is up 2.6% for the year-to-date, beating the broader market by almost 6 percentage points.
Of course, you don’t own a utility for price appreciation, and the rising share price has knocked the yield on this dividend stock down a bit from last month, when it was 5.8%.