Dollar General tops Morningstar’s list of dividend stocks


Given all the turmoil in the financial markets lately, you may be interested in the regular income stream and potential capital gains of dividend stocks.

The Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index ETF (VYM) is down 7% so far, significantly outperforming the S&P 500, which is down 20%.

Morningstar has compiled a list of the Top 10 dividend stocks widely held by its “ultimate stock pickers” – 26 top money managers.

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The research firm screens for companies that it believes have sustainable competitive advantages. Those are benefits that “should allow them to generate the extra return they need to sustain their dividends over the longer term,” commented Morningstar analysts Verushka Shetty and Eric Compton.



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