Portfolio of High-Yield Blue-Chip Stocks

Here are 9 well-known blue-chip companies (MLPs and REITs (except HCP) not included) that could be considered for a long-term dividend reinvestment portfolio.

9 High-Yield Blue-Chip Stocks

Stock Return & Price Chart


Dividend (Yield) &

Recent Dividends &
Growth Rate

AT&TT$2.04 (5.97%)
AbbVieABBV$4.28 (6.55%)
Dominion EnergyD$3.67 (4.83%)
Duke EnergyDUK$3.71 (4.21%)
FordF$0.60 (6.47%)
HCPHCP$1.48 (4.50%)
Mercury GeneralMCY$2.51 (4.46%)
PPL CorporationPPL$1.65 (5.56%)
Southern CompanySO$2.48 (4.32%)
Dividend data from Quandl as of Aug-03-2019.

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

The 8 stocks included in the portfolio computations are: T, D, DUK, F, HCP, MCY, PPL and SO. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,250.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each stock at its closing monthly price for the first date shown on the portfolio value chart below. 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 $24,773. The percent return is 147.73%. The annualized return is 9.50%.

Return Summary for High-Yield Blue-Chip Stocks
Start DateAug-31-2009
Start Investment$10,000.00
End DateAug-16-2019
Current Value of Investment$24,773.40
Total Return147.73%
Annualized Return9.50%
Min DateAug-31-2009
Min Price$10,000.00
Max DateJun-28-2019
Max Price$25,052.12
# Values121
Number Returns7,260
Number Profitable Returns6,709
Percent Profitable Returns92.41%
Number Unprofitable Returns551
Percent Unprofitable Returns7.59%
Profitable to Unprofitable Returns Ratio12.18

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

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