Dollar General Tops List of Morningstar Dividend Stocks

Dollar General Tops List of Morningstar Dividend Stocks

Given all the recent turmoil in the financial markets, you may be interested in the regular income stream and potential capital gains of dividend stocks.

Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index ETF (VYM) after slipping 7% year to date, outperforming the S&P 500, which fell 20%.

Morningstar has compiled a list of the top 10 dividend stocks that are widely held by the “ultimate stock pickers” – 26 top money managers.

The research firm screens companies it believes have sustainable competitive advantages. Those are benefits that “would allow them to generate the excess returns needed to maintain their dividends over the long term,” according to commentary from Morningstar analysts Verushka Shetty and Eric Compton.

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