Earlier this week, we looked at the top 10 dividend-yielding stocks among our Ultimate Stock Pickers, a collection of managers whose stock-picking prowess we admire. What talented managers own--and are buying--can be a terrific source of investment ideas to research further.
Today, we’re looking for opportunities among dividend-paying stocks from another angle--from the holdings in the Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index. A subset of the Morningstar US Market Index (which represents 97% of equity market capitalization), this index tracks the top 75 high-yielding stocks that meet our screening requirements for quality and financial health.
Susan Dziubinski does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar's editorial policies.