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Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow

The recent drop in the stock market has lifted dividend yields in the Dow by 27 basis points from their levels in April 29, when the index closed near a three-year high.

The current average yield among the Dow components stands at 2.95 percent, as a 12.3 percent decline for the index from the close on April 29, has pushed yields higher.


In fact, various companies in the Dow continue to reward investors with lofty payouts -- thirteen of the index components have a dividend yield greater than 3 percent.

AT&T and Verizon continue to be the highest-yielding stocks since the beginning of the year.

The table below highlights dividend yields of all 30 Dow components.

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