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Risks Of Dividend-Paying Stocks

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:23 PM
From USA Today
There are many cases where a company's entire annual dividend can be wiped out by just a few bad days in the stock market. So far this year, 79 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 are down by more than the value of their current dividend yields

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Some examples in the article's list of 79 companies:
  • Hewlett-Packard, dividend yield of 3.75%, stock down 46.2% for the year
  • Allegheny Technologies, dividend yield of 2.7%, stock down 44.9% for the year
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