Despite rising investor interest, which is pushing up the price of many stocks with strong dividend payouts, 2012 could still be fruitful for yield seekers. S&P expects the year to see a new record in payouts, and the percentage of company earnings paid out as dividends, now less than 30%, remains low compared with the historical average of 52%. We've found three performers whose price/earnings ratios remain in line with their benchmarks, so you won't pay a king's ransom for solid yield.
Reliability and income matter more than ever. These undervalued names offer stability.
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