Biggest Dividend Payers of 2014 | FinancialPlanning by Joseph Lisanti

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It stands to reason that the largest aggregate dividend payers in the U.S. stock market would be large-cap companies. They have the financial strength to pump out cash to shareholders on a regular basis.

By industry, two of the biggies are major oil companies, two are tech giants and two are the largest phone companies in the U.S. A healthcare company, a national bank, a consumer products company and an industrial conglomerate fill out the list.

If you’re considering these stocks for a dividend portfolio, note that seven of the 10 historically increase dividends in the first half of the calendar year.

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