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The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for February

These dividend stocks yield no less than 5% and sometimes more than 13%

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#6 HCP (HCP)

dividend-stocks-hcp-stockHCP Dividend Yield: 5.6%

HCP (HCP) is another REIT that’s no stranger to the list of top dividend payers. And between a dividend hike and a sagging share price, the dividend yield on HCP stock is up from 5.5% a month ago.

That might be good for new money, but existing investors are having no fun. HCP stock is off more than 17% so far in 2014.

HCP is projected to show a small-gain in earnings when it reports fourth-quarter results Tuesday, but the market remains concerned that its revenue stream is too concentrated on a relatively small number of operators and tenants.

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