Want Fiery Dividends With No Smoke in 2014? Try Altria

Altria  yields 5.2%, and the company has generated steady returns for its investors over the last five years or so. The maker of Marlboro and Merits looks like a solid bet for decent dividends and returns in 2014.

For those investors who worry that Altria's price has thrown its valuation out of safe territory, they need not be concerned since its valuation compares very favorably with those of peers Reynolds American , Phillip Morris , Lorillard and British American Tobacco.

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