#4: Ensco (ESV)
ESV Dividend Yield: 5.9%
Ensco (ESV), a U.K.-based oil and gas exploration company, cracks the top 10 dividend stocks for the second consecutive month, as the yield shot up to 5.9% from 5.4% a month ago.
With a market cap of $13 billion and about 9,000 employees, Ensco has rigs working in pretty much every corner of the globe. Indeed, Ensco boasts the second-largest fleet of drilling rigs in the world.
Despite is prominence in the industry, ESV stock has been a dog this year. It’s off 11% for the year-to-date. So, although the yield is very generous, investors have more than paid for it in negative share-price performance.