Portfolio of High-Yield Blue-Chip Stocks

Here are 11 well-known blue-chip companies (MLPs and REITs (except HCP) not included) that could be considered for a long-term dividend reinvestment portfolio.

11 High-Yield Blue-Chip Stocks

Stock & Price Chart


Dividend (Yield) &

Recent Dividends &
Growth Rate

AT&TT$2.04 (6.79%)
AbbVieABBV$4.28 (5.33%)
Dominion EnergyD$3.34 (4.76%)
Duke EnergyDUK$3.71 (4.23%)
FordF$0.60 (6.82%)
HCPHCP$1.48 (4.69%)
Leggett & PlattLEG$1.52 (3.71%)
Mercury GeneralMCY$2.51 (4.85%)
PPL CorporationPPL$1.64 (5.24%)
Southern CompanySO$2.40 (4.94%)
VerizonVZ$2.41 (4.38%)
Dividend data from Quandl as of Feb-01-2019.

To inspect the performance of the High-Yield Blue-Chip Stocks portfolio, see the chart of portfolio below. Portfolio values are computed using monthly closes for stocks from Quandl.

The 10 stocks included in the portfolio computations are: T, D, DUK, F, HCP, LEG, MCY, PPL, SO and VZ. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,000.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each stock at its closing monthly price for the current date in 2009. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends. ABBV was excluded from the portfolio computations because of insufficient price data.

The current value of a $10,000 investment is $36,348. The percent return is 263.48%. The annualized return is 13.78%.

NOTE: The stocks included in the table and chart are representative of the industry. They are not recommendations.

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