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5 Dividend Stocks to Hold Forever

By Investment Underground:

Investment Underground took a look at some of the most consistent dividend payers in its coverage universe. Here is what we found:

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

XOM is an American oil and gas company, with presence in all the five habitable continents. It is involved in exploration of oil and natural gas, production of petroleum and chemical products and transportation, marketing and selling of these products. XOM is one of the biggest companies in the world with revenues bigger then GDP of many countries.

Over the last 10 years XOM has increased its EPS at a rate of 12.45% compounded annually. XOM has not a skipped a dividend for over 100 years and has increased its dividend consistently for the past 28 years. Over the last five years its average dividend growth rate has been approximately 7% and has a yield of 2.07%.

XOM’s dividend payout ratio of around 30% --

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