Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.
The current average yield among the 30 Dow components stands at 2.85%, compared to an average yield of 3.11% in early June, and 4.5% in early March.
Despite of a decline in dividend yields, various Dow components continue to reward investors with lofty payouts. A review of the Dow index reveals that about half of its components have a dividend yield above 2.85%.
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Since early spring, AT&T continues to be the highest yielding stock on the Dow, while Verizon has moved ahead of DuPont for second and third place.
Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
Data Source: Thomson Reuters
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