5 Dividend Stocks to Buy in 2012
Mastery is interested in stocks that will actually increase this year, throw in a dividend and its the perfect combination for a valued based stock. Making the cut early this year are the following dividend stocks: Verizon (VZ), New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT), Microsoft (MSFT), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) and Corning Inc. (GLW).
Corning Inc (GLW) shares have traded between $11.51 and $23.43 over the past 12 months. Corning shares are now trading with a P/E Ratio of 7.1 and EPS of 1.77. GLW is trading 8% from its 52-week low and pays a 2.4% annual dividend yield. Corning is a household name and with Gorilla Glass now part of its arsenal there's plenty to like about this beaten down stock. On Friday Corning closed at $12.62, its trading at a great entry point. For more on why Corning deserves a look read Stock to Buy on Weakness: Corning.
Verizon (VZ) shares closed at $37.21 on Friday, they now pay a 5.37% annual dividend yield. VZ shares have traded between $32.28 and $40.48 over the past 12 months. Verizon shares have a P/E Ratio of 43.9 and EPS of 0.85. VZ shares have fallen 6.4% over the past 30 days. Reasons to buy Verizon are FiOS cable service, 4G mobile broadband network, and their upcoming video-streaming service to challenge Netflix.
New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT) pays out 25 cents every quarter, that clocks in at a 14.2% annual dividend yield for the year. New York Mortgage Trust trades at $7.04 a share, the stock is trading in the middle of its 52-week range of $6.04 to $7.98. NYMT is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). What we like about them is a large part of NYMT’s portfolio is in LIBOR-adjusting business loans, which yield more as rates increase.
CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) pays out a 7.78% annual dividend yield. CTL closed at $37.26 Friday and its ed between $31.16 and $45.34 over the past 12 months. CenturyLink Inc shares are now trading with a P/E Ratio of 21 and EPS of 1.78. CenturyLink is engaged primarily in providing a range of communications services, including voice, Internet, data and video services.
Microsoft (MSFT) needs no introduction and recently Wall Street has finally comeback to the stock. In 2012 shares of MSFT have jumped 12%. Despite the huge move MSFT pays a 2.74% annual dividend yield. With Windows 8 on the horizon, Mastery simply loves Microsoft. We've gone to bat for the company numerous times and told our readers to buy in December before the big move. Recall our articles Console Stocks All Trading Near Lows and Microsoft Rallies: Told you So.
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