as part of our
Top Dividend Stocks in the Industrial Goods
Industrial goods sector is well represented in the list of the
best dividend stocks
as we prepare to enter 2013. Many well managed companies in this
sector have continued to offer great dividend yields and at the
same time grown their dividend in the last 5 years. As the economic
recovery takes hold and accelerates next year and beyond, these
stocks present compelling opportunities to invest for capital gains
as well as income.
Here we will look at 5 of the total 10 stocks we have in our
Cummins Inc (
Cummins Inc designs and manufactures diesel and natural gas
engines, exhaust systems and other products for the OEM and
aftermarket. The stock yields 2% dividend that has increased by an
average of 32% in the last 5 years.
Raytheon Co (
Raytheon is another cheap stock at 9.87 times earnings. The company
provides electronics, mission systems integration, and other
capabilities in the areas of sensing, effects, and command,
control, communications, and intelligence systems, as well as a
range of mission support services in the United States and
internationally. The 3.56% dividend yield is very nice and so is a
14.42% dividend growth in the last 5 years.
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc (
L-3 Communications is primarily an Aerospance/Defence equipment and
systems manufacturer and does work for the US government as well as
aircraft manufacturers. The stock can be purchased at just 8.8
times earnings multiple, yields a 2.61% dividend that has grown by
about 15% on average in the last 5 years.
Rockwell Automation (
Rockwell Automation produces control systems such as motor
starters, signalling devises, relays, starters and more. The stock
is currently valued at 15.36 times earnings and yields 2.4% in
dividends. The company has grown its dividend by 10.14% over the
last 5 years. The company recently won a $21.7 million US Navy
contract. The $11 B market value company carries $1.25 B in cash
and has $1.06B in debt
Deere & Co (
Deere & Co. stock is being accumulated by Berkshire Hathaway.
While the stock is cheap at 11 times earning, it is also
benefitting from the squeeze in the agricultural commodities
worldwide that can potentially help farming equipment manufacturers
such as Deere. The stock yields 2.2% and the dividend has grown by
an average of 12.97% in the last 5 years.
Any of these stocks can be a tremendous addition to an income
investors portfolio to take advantage of further improvement in the
industrial activity as the economy gathers steam.