Five Dividend Stocks Hedge Funds Love

Oil baron and America’s first billionaire John D. Rockefeller once said, ‘do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in’. With tens of millions of more Americans invested in the stock market than in the early 1900’s, it is safe to say that dividends are giving more people pleasure than in the 1900’s. Given the importance of dividends to a security’s total return, we use recently filed 13F filings to take a closer look at some of the hedge fund world’s favorite dividend stocks, including Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), and AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV).

Hedge fund sentiment is an important metric for assessing the long-term profitability. At Insider Monkey, we track over 760 hedge funds, whose quarterly 13F filings we analyze and determine their collective sentiment towards several thousand stocks. However, our research has shown that the best strategy is to follow hedge funds into their small-cap picks.

Let’s look closer those five favorite stocks…

Source: Insider Monkey

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