In the following video, analyst Austin Smith talks about four Dow dividends that are giving investors just about every penny from their earnings over the past five years. We may look at the Dow's 2.9% yield and demand more, but these stocks are throwing money at shareholders with dividend repurchases as well. It's easy to overlook this key method for rewarding shareholders, but it's a great way to create more value for investors.

Just because these Dow as an index is paying out almost all of its earnings doesn't mean the buck stops there. We've taken an in-depth look at all 30 Dow components and picked out our three favorite Dow dividend stocks that investors can buy right now. You can find the names and analysis of these companies in our brand new free report, "The 3 Dow Stocks Dividend Investors Need." Read the report now -- it's absolutely free.