The Dow Jones Industrial Average seems to have become second fiddle to the Standard & Poor's 500 Index as a point of comparison to portfolios. However, it is still a very commonly tracked, reported and watched index. Have you wondered what the highest yielding stocks of the 30 stocks in the Dow are? Look no further. It is interesting to note, in the interest of full disclosure, that I own three out of the four.
AT&T Inc. (T) 5.93% PE: 13
Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) 5.90% PE: 127
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) 4.14% PE: 13
Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) 4.12% PE: 9
Disclosure: Author owned T, VZ, and PFE at the time the article was written.