Dividends in vogue

Published: January 23, 2012

Low interest rates and a modest growth outlook highlight the importance of dividends for investors seeking income.

Looking good

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Among dividend-paying companies in the Russell 3000, IT and consumer discretionary stocks are most likely to increase dividends. Aetna and UnitedHealth Group dividend increases were directly responsible for health care’s disproportionate growth between 2008 and 2011.
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