Highest Paying Dividend Stocks – In Focus PM

Phillip Morris International (PM) is not only one of the highest paying dividend stocks we cover, but it is also one of the best dividend paying stocks we cover. We will explain why in this report.


Phillip Morris International (PM) is one of the world’s leading tobacco companies. PM manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products, including Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand. PM also develops and markets “reduced-risk-products,” or healthier products that could someday substitute for cigarette and other tobacco products. PM is one of the world’s leading international companies. Its products are sold in over 180 markets.

Stock Fundamentals

Phillip Morris International is the kind of company we like. It does not really do any single thing great. But it does many things a little better than everyone else. These are the kinds of companies that do not lose their competitive advantage quickly or easily.

Its international presence and the nature of its product give it a fairly steady revenue stream and fairly steady cash flows. Furthermore, PM’s growth outlook is above average.

PM does not earn our highest rating for its stock fundamentals. But it does earn an above average rating. Firms with an above average rating (i.e. a rating of “B”) have outperformed the broader market in terms of both risk and return.

Stat Sheet – Phillip Morris International 4/8/16

Ticker PM
Industry Tobacco
Price $ 100.88
Market Cap  $ 156,263
Dividend Yield 4.04
Dividend/CFOp 0.860
Equity/Assets NM
Average Equity/Assets NM
Financial Strength Average
Growth Prospects Above Average
Beta 0.96
Price Volatility Below Average
Stock Fundamentals B

Even Warren Buffet puts more than one stock in a portfolio. No one can forecast with perfection a single stock. No matter how much promise a stock has, it can disappoint; and PM may disappoint. But we feel strongly that if you fill a portfolio with PM and stocks similar to it, that portfolio will beat the market on a risk-adjusted return basis.

If you would like to see other stocks we feel are the top dividend paying stocks and stocks that have other characteristics we feel are admirable, click the link below.

Best Dividend Paying Stocks and More

If you would like even more powerful information on the best monthly dividend stocks, login to your account and zero in on those companies that have a Comprehensive Fundamental Rating (i.e. stock fundamentals) of “B” or higher.

Over our nine-year existence, those firms that had stock fundamentals we rated as “B” beat the average firm significantly in terms of both risk and return.

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Highest Paying Dividend Stocks – In Focus PM

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