So far, 2015 has been the year of growth stocks, with high-growth, high-price stocks Netflix, Inc. NFLX 4.18% and Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 1.47% leading the S&P 500 to new all-time highs. However, just because growth is en vogue this year doesn’t mean that dividend stocks have been completely left in the dust.
Here’s a list of the top ten best-performing S&P 500 stocks in 2015 that have dividend yields above 3.0 percent.
10. Apartment Investment and Management Co AIV 0.53%
This apartment REIT has a dividend yield of 3.0 percent, but has also managed a 9.1 percent return in 2015.
9. General Mills, Inc. GIS 1.34%
Food Giant General Mills’ stock has climbed 9.6 percent year-to-date, but it also pays a 3.1 percent dividend.
8. Public Storage PSA 0.04%
Self-storage REIT Public Storage is up 11.9 percent this year and pays a solid 3.3 percent dividend.
7. Altria Group Inc MO 0.37%
Tobacco company Altria has enjoyed a good year so far in 2015. Its share price has jumped 14.5 percent, but shareholders still pocket a 3.8 percent dividend.
6. Pfizer Inc. PFE 0.08%
Shares of drug manufacturer Pfizer are…
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