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Wall Street Favorites: 3 Dividend Stocks With Strong Buy Ratings For February

In a bullish or bearish stock market, it is always a great time for investors to buy into stocks that offer great dividend yields. That’s because it is a stable stream of income, and unless a company decides to lower its overall yield, dividend income will remain stable even in a bearish market.

A few sectors typically offer greater dividend payouts to investors, such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). They are legally obligated to give investors 90% of their taxable income back to investors in the form of dividend payments. Other industries offering higher-than-average dividend payouts are financial services and utilities companies.

Here are companies for investors seeking great options for dividend stocks that are also strong buys on top of increased returns from stock price appreciation.

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