Top Dividend Stocks in the S&P 500 Index

The S&P 500 Index is the barometer of the U.S. economy since it constitutes 500 leading companies from the leading industries. The top 10 components in the index based on market cap are Exxon Mobil Corp(XOM), Microsoft Corp(MSFT), Apple Inc.(APPL), Procter & Gamble(PG), Johnson & Johnson(JNJ),General Electric Co(GE), International Business Machines Corp(IBM), JP Morgan Chase & Co (JPM), Pfizer Inc (PFE) and AT&T Inc(T).

The table below lists 33 components of the S&P 500 that pay over 5% dividends:


Utility stocks in the above list include Duke Energy(DUK), DTE Energy(DTE) and NiSource(NI). Altria(MO), Lorillard(LO) and Reynolds American (RAI) are in the tobacco sector.

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