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At a time when the stock market teeters between technological and cyclical leadership and uncertainty over tax policies, some investors may prefer the stability of dividend-paying stocks.
The list of stocks below has a combination of an optimistic outlook and a healthy dividend yield, according to a The Washington City Times PRO screen.
The companies have a 2% dividend yield, while the S&P 500 is closer to 1.5%, and a buy rating of most street buy ratings.
In addition, The Washington City Times PRO screened names for strong Altman-Z scores, a measure of how likely non-financial companies are to fail.