The Top 15 British Dividend Paying Stocks

Many British companies are increasing dividend payments this year. According to a report by Capita Registrars, large British firms are projected to payout a record £78.3 billion in dividends. In the first half £41.4 billion was paid out in dividends including special dividends by GlaxoSmithkline and Old Mutual. Oil majors were some of the biggest dividend raisers.

The Top 15 Companies based on dividends paid in the first of 2012 are listed below with the ADR ticker if available:

Rank Company Ticker Dividend Yield as of Oct 2, 2012
1 Vodafone Group plc VOD 5.23%
2 Royal Dutch Shell Plc RDS-A 4.96%
3 HSBC Holdings plc HBC 3.81%
4 Glaxosmithkline plc GSK 4.92%
5 Cairn Energy N/A N/A
6 BP plc BP 4.55%
7 British American Tobacco BTI 4.08%
8 Astrazeneca plc AZN 6.00%
9 Old Mutual plc N/A N/A
10 Standard Chartered plc SCBFF 3.81%
11 BHP Billiton plc BBL 3.54%
12 Imperial Tobacco Group plc ITYBY 4.19%
13 Centrica plc CPYYY 4.65%
14 Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc N/A N/A
15 Unilever plc UL 3.32%

Source: Capita Registrars UK Dividend Monitor, Issue 12, Capita Registrars Limited

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