The 5 Highest-Yielding Dow Stocks Are Outstanding Q2 Buys Now

Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and it delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

Investors receive a 4.71% dividend. The $71 Cowen target price is well above the $60.64 consensus target on Verizon Communications stock. Shares ended Thursday’s trading session at $55.01 apiece.


This huge drugstore chain operator is a safe retail play for investors looking to add health care now. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. It operates through three segments.

The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of retail products, including health, wellness, beauty, personal care, consumable, and general merchandise products through its retail drugstores. It also provides specialty pharmacy services and mail services; this segment operates nearly 10,000 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and six specialty pharmacies.

The Retail Pharmacy International segment sells prescription drugs and health and wellness, beauty, personal care and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty stores and optical practices, as well as online and an integrated mobile application. This segment operated 4,428 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Netherlands, Mexico and elsewhere, and 550 optical practices, including 165 on a franchise basis.

The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale and distribution of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, health and beauty products, and home health care supplies and equipment, as well as provides related services to pharmacies and other health care providers.

Investors receive a 4.10% dividend. The Walgreens Boots Alliance price target at Cowen is $50. The consensus target is up at $53.55, and shares closed at $46.81 on Thursday.

Five of Wall Street’s top stocks from among the venerable Dow Jones industrial average still offer good entry points, and all pay dependable dividends. Investors can expect more inflation and rising interest rates, and these stocks are solid ideas in what could continue to be a very tough year for stock investors. Note that all five of these Dow leaders were up Thursday on a day when all the major indexes were hit hard.

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