It hasn???t been a very good start to 2014, especially if you???re in the bull camp. So far, the young year has seen blue-chip stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average sink a collective 5% through Feb. 6. Yet despite the aggregate decline in the Dow, there still are a few industrials trading to the plus side.
In fact, there are four stocks that have defied the latest decline in the Dow: Merck (MRK), Caterpillar (CAT), Pfizer (PFE) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).
What???s particularly compelling about this quartet of Dow winners is that each pays a hefty dividend. That dividend, measured by the annual dividend yield, is just what the doctor ordered for investors who want to make sure they continue to ring the cash register with dividend payments every quarter.
Read more about these four dividend success stories at Eagle Daily Investor.