Looking for Good Stocks With Big Dividends? Here’s Our List. – Barron’s

Buying the highest-yielding stocks can be dangerous, because they are often struggling companies that are vulnerable to dividend cuts.

So we’ve done a stock screen to find companies that have paid a high dividend for at least 25 years and whose share prices have risen nicely this year. Among them are the likes of energy giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron, recently yielding 5.7% and 4.6% respectively, and People’s United Financial bank at 4.2%.