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February Top Dividend Paying Stocks

Sebastian Eder

CMS Energy, L Brands, and Entergy are three of the best paying dividend stocks for creating diversified portfolio income. A large part of investment returns can be generated by dividend-paying stock given their role in compounding returns over time. Here are other similar dividend stocks that could be valuable additions to your current holdings.

CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS)

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. Founded in 1987, and currently run by Patricia Poppe, the company size now stands at 7,850 people and with the company’s market capitalisation at USD $12.48B, we can put it in the large-cap category.

CMS has a nice dividend yield of 3.24% and the company currently pays out 80.96% of its profits as dividends . The company’s future earnings growth looks promising, with analysts expecting earnings growth over the next three years to reach 63.64%. Continue research on CMS Energy here.

NYSE:CMS Historical Dividend Yield Feb 19th 18

L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB)

L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women’s intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. Founded in 1963, and currently lead by Leslie Wexner, the company now has 59,100 employees and with the company’s market cap sitting at USD $13.81B, it falls under the large-cap group.

LB has an appealing dividend yield of 4.91% and the company currently pays out 72.05% of its profits as dividends . Dig deeper into L Brands here.

NYSE:LB Historical Dividend Yield Feb 19th 18

Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR)

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and distribution of electricity in the United States. Founded in 1949, and currently lead by Leo Denault, the company size now stands at 13,513 people and with the company’s market capitalisation at USD $13.83B, we can put it in the large-cap group.

ETR has a enticing dividend yield of 4.64% and has a payout ratio of -71.07% , and analysts are expecting a 68.14% payout ratio in the next three years. ETR boasted a strong return on shareholders funds (ROE) in the last year, surpassing the US Electric Utilities industry average of 9.21%. Continue research on Entergy here.

NYSE:ETR Historical Dividend Yield Feb 19th 18

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To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.