A Trio of High-Yield, Long-Term Payers for the Dividend Investor

Their dividend yield beats that of the S&P 500

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Mar 12, 2020
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The dividend yields of these loyal dividend payers shine on the U.S. market, as they beat dividend yield of the S&P 500 index. The benchmark for the U.S. market offers a dividend yield of 2.12% as of March 11.

United Parcel Service

The first company under consideration is United Parcel Service Inc (

UPS, Financial).

Shares of the Atlanta, Georgia-based provider of freight and logistics services traded at a price of $87.99 per unit at market close on March 11 for a market capitalization of $75.54 billion.

Based on Wednesday's closing price, United Parcel Service offers a trailing 12-month dividend yield of 4.43% and a forward dividend yield of 4.35%. On March 10, the company paid a quarterly dividend of $1.01 per common share, which was a 5.2% hike from the previous one. United Parcel Service has been distributing dividends for about two decades.

United Parcel Service's current dividend yield is high compared to its historical values, suggesting that the stock is a profitable investment.

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The share price has fallen 21% in the past year through March 11. The stock now trades well below the 200-, 100- and 50-day simple moving average lines.

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The 52-week range is $87.10 to $125.31. The 14-day relative strength index of 35 suggests the stock is not far from oversold levels.

GuruFocus assigned the company a moderate financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a high profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating for this stock with an average target price per share of $122.18.

E.ON SE

The second company under consideration is E.ON SE (

EONGY, Financial).

Shares of the German global energy company were trading at a price of $10.73 per unit at market close on March 11 for a market capitalization of $23.25 billion.

Based on Wednesday’s closing price, E.ON SE offers a 4.45% trailing dividend yield and a 4.32% forward dividend yield. On May 24, 2019, the company paid an annual dividend of 48 cents per common share. The energy operator has been paying dividends for about 18 years.

The current dividend yield of E.ON SE is about average compared to its historical values, which indicates that this stock is still a profitable investment.

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The stock price is slightly down over the past 52 weeks of trading. The share price is significantly below the 50-day simple moving average line, slightly below the 100-day SMA line but still well above the 200-day SMA line.

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The 52-week range is $8.89 to $12.58. The 14-day relative strength index of 36 indicates the stock is not far from oversold levels.

GuruFocus assigned a low rating of 3 out of 10 for the company's financial strength and its profitability.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating for this stock with an average price target of $11.94.

Wynn Resorts

The third company that is under consideration is Wynn Resorts Ltd (

WYNN, Financial).

Shares of the Las Vegas, Nevada-based owner and operator of destination casino resorts were trading at $80.89 per unit at close on March 11 for a market capitalization of $8.7 billion.

Based on Wednesday’s closing price, Wynn Resorts offers a 4.95% yield for the trailing 12-month dividend and a 4.44% yield for the forward dividend. On March 6, the company paid a quarterly dividend of $1.00 per common share. The company has been paying quarterly dividends for about ten years.

The current dividend yield of Wynn Resorts Ltd is close to a three-year high, indicating that this stock is a profitable investment.

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The share price of this stock down to below the 200-, 100- and 50-day simple moving average lines. Over the past year, the share price has lost 31%.

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The 52-week range is $80.16 to $153.41. The 14-day relative strength index is 25, suggesting the stock has trespassed oversold levels.

GuruFocus assigned the company a low financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 but a high profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating for the stock with an average target price of $146.63 per share.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

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