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5 High-Yielding S&P Stocks: Is It The Right Time To Buy?

About three-fourths of the S&P 500 pay a dividend. According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, dividends have contributed approximately 32% of total S&P return since 1926.

The current yield of the S&P is 1.55%. That’s below the 10-year Treasury yield, but that’s an average.

Remember: High yields don’t come without risk. It’s not unusual to find a stock with a high yield because its price is declining, often a sign of trouble. That could mean the dividend will be cut soon. 

Here’s a look at some stocks that are among the S&P 500’s top dividend-yielding, and what to watch for in each.

This post appeared at Dividend Stocks Research.