Deep Dive: Six solid dividend stocks unfairly punished by investors

Are you looking for dividend stocks but don’t want to chase performance? It’s not easy to find them, considering so many have risen so much this year.

So we’ve identified six possible value dividend stocks in the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.30% The companies pass some screens for quality — more on that below — yet their shares have declined this year.

There has been a pullback for the S&P 500 utilities and telecommunications industries (which feature stocks with high dividend yields) after price-to-earnings valuations rose to very high levels:


But the trend has still been up, with the utilities sector returning 10.2% so far in 2016, in line with the telecommunications sector’s 10.1% return.

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