3 Dow Dividends That Aren't Paying You Enough

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In the following video, consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith looks at three Dow dividend stocks that are being a bit stingy with their cash. JPMorgan, Caterpillar, and Chevron all have great dividend yields, with two of them even topping the broader Dow average! But the reality is that over the past five years these companies have been a bit stingy with their money, and they really could afford to pay out a bit more, whether as a dividend or in share repurchases.

Even though dividends are only half of the equation here, some of the most successful stock picks are still great dividend stocks purchased at attractive valuations on dips in the market. With that in mind, we've taken an in-depth look at all 30 Dow components and picked out our three favorite Dow dividend stocks that investors can buy right now. You can find the names and analysis of these companies in our brand-new free report: "The 3 Dow Stocks Dividend Investors Need." Read the report now -- it's absolutely free.

Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Chevron. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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