pfizer,-cisco,-and-5-other-stocks-with-the-cash-flow-to-raise-their-dividends

Pfizer, Cisco, and 5 Other Stocks With the Cash Flow to Raise Their Dividends

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Chevron’s free cash flow yield exceeds its dividend yield, a good sign of the company’s ability to raise payouts. Here, a Chevron station in Mill Valley, Calif., on a recent day. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A company’s free cash is a lifeline for dividends, buybacks and other uses of capital. If that well runs dry or even slows down, a company can be forced to dial down its spending.

For this screen, Barron’s looked for S&P 500 companies whose cash flow yields exceed their dividend yields. When those two metrics line up that way, it suggests that a company has plenty of cash flow to cover its dividend and to increase it.

Pfizer, Cisco, and 5 Other Stocks With the Cash Flow to Raise Their Dividends

A company’s free cash is a lifeline for dividends, buybacks and other uses of capital.

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