It has been a brutal May for most investors. The Dow is down
about -10% so far as of the opening bell today, the S&P 500 is
down -11% and the Nasdaq off -12%. Low risk trading strategies are
crucial to stock investing as a result of these harsh stock market
conditions. The best investment strategy is investing money in the
best stock picks that pay you no matter what happens to the broader
My recommendation to you: Hide out in great blue chip stocks
with upside potential for shares and a healthy dividend to help you
ride things out when the market gets rocky. My top stock along
these lines for June is
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
DPS products include not just its namesake drinks but also
Yoo-hoo chocolate milk, to Penafiel mineral water sold in Mexico
and a host of other beverages. When the company announced its
earnings for the first quarter, during the May 6 massive sell-off,
it was one of the few companies to end the day up thanks to both
increased revenue and positive earnings. This shows me that Dr.
Pepper Snapple has staying power.
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True, with a yield of less than 3% there are a number of other
dividend stocks with higher yields than Dr. Pepper Snapple.
However, those companies may not have the same upside share
potential as DPS. Take dividend stock bellwether
), which is consistently one of the
top dividend stocks in the Dow
and currently boasts a dividend yield of about 7%. Dr. Pepper
Snapple is up 26% year-to-date as of the opening bell, compared
with a -15% slide in AT&T. Obviously the bigger dividend
doesn't offset that disparity.
The earnings of this beverage blue chip prove it also has
staying power. Dr. Pepper Snapple has topped Wall Street estimates
in each of the last four quarterly reports, with an earnings
surprise that averages over 11%. Not bad for a large cap stock with
wide analyst coverage.
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What's more, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. boosted its quarterly
dividend by 67% just last week to 25 cents a share. If you get in
to this stock over the next several weeks and become a shareholder
of record before June 21, you will be eligible for the July 9
As unfortunate as the recent volatility has been on Wall Street,
it has served up a very clear reality check to investors. Put
plainly, if you thought that the bull market was going to keep
chugging along from the March 2009 lows without a hitch, you got
another thing coming.
Buying a dividend stocks like Dr. Pepper Snapple is just one of
low-risk trading strategy. For other tactics, check out a complete
7 low-risk trading strategies for June
As of this writing,
was recommending DPS to subscribers of his Blue Chip Growth