Is the Party Over for Dividend Stocks?

The video above is from Friday's Motley Fool Money radio show with host Chris Hill and analysts Morgan Housel and Matt Koppenheffer. In this segment, the guys discuss the popularity of high-yield stocks that pay dividends. Morgan believes some dividend stocks are overvalued, saying that future returns may be smaller than expected. Matt, on the other hand, challenges the notion that there's a dividend-stock "bubble." Some of the stocks discussed include Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED  ) , Southern Company (NYSE: SO  ) ,  AT&T (NYSE: T  ) ,  Verizon (NYSE: VZ  ) , and Altria (NYSE: MO  ) .

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Chris Hill has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Fool contributor Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of AT&T. Fool contributor Morgan Housel owns shares of Altria Group, Verizon Communications, AT&T, Consolidated Edison, and Southern Company. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Southern Company. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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