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The following table presents the 2012 performance of the high dividend paying stocks that make up the Dogs of the Dow plus the rest of the Dow 30 index. To see which high dividend paying stocks would make the cut as one of the Dogs of the Dow as of the most recent close, try Daily Current Doggishness.

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Symbol Company Price Yield   Price Yield 2012 % Chg
NYSE / NASDAQ The 2012 Dogs of the Dow are listed in blue on 12/31/11 on 12/31/11   on 12/31/12 on 12/31/12 See Note 1
BAC Bank of America 5.56 0.72% 11.61 0.34% 108.8%
HD Home Depot 42.04 2.76% 61.85 1.88% 47.1%
DIS Disney 37.50 1.60% 49.79 1.51% 32.8%
JPM JP Morgan Chase 33.25 3.01% 43.97 2.73% 32.2%
AXP American Express 47.17 1.53% 57.48 1.39% 21.9%
TRV The Travelers Companies 59.17 2.77% 71.82 2.56% 21.4%
GE General Electric 17.91 3.80%   20.99 3.62% 17.2%
PFE Pfizer 21.64 3.70%   25.08 3.83% 15.9%
WMT Wal-Mart 59.76 2.44% 68.23 2.33% 14.2%
MMM 3M 81.73 2.69% 92.85 2.54% 13.6%
UTX United Technologies 73.09 2.63% 82.01 2.61% 12.2%
T AT&T 30.24 5.82%   33.71 5.34% 11.5%
CSCO Cisco Systems 18.08 1.33% 19.65 2.85% 8.7%
MRK Merck 37.70 4.46%   40.94 4.20% 8.6%
VZ Verizon 40.12 4.99%   43.27 4.76% 7.9%
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 65.58 3.48% 70.10 3.48% 6.9%
IBM International Business Machines 183.88 1.63% 191.55 1.77% 4.2%
MDLZ Mondelez (see Note 4) 24.44 3.10% 25.45 2.04% 4.1%
KO Coca-Cola 34.99 2.69% 36.25 2.81% 3.6%
MSFT Microsoft 25.96 3.08% 26.71 3.44% 2.9%
BA Boeing 73.35 2.40% 75.36 2.57% 2.7%
XOM ExxonMobil 84.76 2.22% 86.55 2.63% 2.1%
PG Procter & Gamble 66.71 3.15% 67.89 3.31% 1.8%
CVX Chevron 106.40 3.05% 108.14 3.33% 1.6%
AA Alcoa 8.65 1.39% 8.68 1.38% 0.3%
CAT Caterpillar 90.60 2.03% 89.61 2.32% -1.1%
DD DuPont 45.78 3.58%   44.98 3.82% -1.7%
MCD McDonald's 100.33 2.79% 88.21 3.49% -12.1%
INTC Intel 24.25 3.46% 20.62 4.36% -15.0%
HPQ Hewlett-Packard 25.76 1.86% 14.25 3.72% -44.7%
Symbol Company Price Yield Price Yield YTD % Chg
- - on 12/31/11 on 12/31/11 on 12/31/12 on 12/31/12 See Note 1
UNH Unitedhealth Group 50.14 1.30% 54.24 1.57% 8.2%
Index Description Price Avg Yield Price Avg Yield YTD % Chg
- - on 12/31/11 on 12/31/11 on 12/31/12 on 12/31/12 See Note 1
Dogs of the Dow 10 highest yielding Dow stocks on 12/31/11 - 3.95% - 3.88% 5.7%
Small Dogs of the Dow 5 lowest priced Dogs on 12/31/11 - 3.98% - 3.84% 6.7%
Dow 30 30 Dow stocks on 12/31/11 - 2.80% - 2.90% 11.0%
DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Index 12,217.56 2.80% 13,104.14 2.90% 7.3%

Note 1: 2012 % change figures do not include for dividends, commissions, or taxes.
Note 2: Prices as of 12/31/11 are revised for subsequent price adjustments (e.g. stock splits) which occur during the following year. For a list of the Dogs of the Dow with their unadjusted 12/31/11 prices, see the 2012 Dogs of the Dow.
Note 3: One Dow component (Kraft) was replaced (by Unitedhealth) on September 21, 2012 (after the close). For your convenience, we have a list of Dow changes from 1929 to present. An explanation of how this impacts the high dividend paying stocks of the Dogs of the Dow is listed in our FAQ. Plus you can stay on top of the Dow and Dogs of the Dow by signing up for our Dogs of the Dow Newsletter.
Note 4: After the close on October 1, 2012, Kraft Foods Inc. changed its name to Mondelez International, Inc. and spun-off Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Post-spin-off, investors received one share of Mondelez (MDLZ) and .33 shares of Kraft Foods Group (KRFT) for every share of Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT). The 12/31/11 price for Mondelez was adjusted to account for the gains of Kraft Foods Inc. up until the close of 10/1/2012.

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