#5: AT&T (T)
T Dividend Yield: 5.7%
AT&T (T) always makes the list of top dividend stocks, and its yield has only gone up since last month, when it stood at 5.4%.
The most interesting news out of T stock recently is that it’s slashing prices on family wireless plans. Since the U.S. market is saturated, the only way to gain share is to steal from the competition. But getting into a price war is always risky, since it can seriously squeeze margins.
T stock has had a rough start to the year, dropping 7.8% on a price basis. Add in the dividend, and the total return still comes up negative at roughly -3%.