Warren Buffett's Favorite High-Dividend Stock Picks

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Warren Buffett's Favorite High-Dividend Stock Picks - Seeking Alpha

    Warren Buffett is one of the best investors of the past 60 years -- probably the best. We compiled Buffett's high-dividend stock picks at the end of March. We required a minimum dividend yield of 2.7%; yields were obtained from Yahoo Finance.

    # 10. United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) is a package delivery company operating worldwide. UPS recently traded at $73.96 and has a 2.8% dividend yield. UPS gained 34% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $73 billion and P/E ratio of 19.3. Buffett had $106 million invested in UPS shares.
  2. clueless

    clueless New Member

    Lower stock price, means greater dividend yield--with the recent downturn, UPS' stock is now yielding 3.3%.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    That's not the great way to get the yield up.

    UPS has tried to increase their yield over the last few years 2.8 or even 3.3 is still a little on the low side for a stock that does not increase in value very much. Should be 4% or higher to be be a good pick - IMO.

    My selections must have paid a dividend for the last twenty years, never decreased their dividend amount, have a beta of .8 or less and have a yield of 4% or more.