SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

November 29, 2011 08:16 ET

General Electric and Pfizer - Two of the Finest Blue Chip Dividend Plays

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on General Electric and Pfizer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - With the VIX volatility index on the upswing again, long term investors have turned their attention to safe haven plays. Investors usually count on dividend paying blue stocks during hectic times in the market believing in the company's security and real earnings power. Additionally, when interest rates get as low as they currently are, the return on dividends can far exceed that of bonds. The Paragon Report examines the outlook for blue chip dividend paying companies and provides equity research on General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) & Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Pfizer Inc. has one of the highest dividend yields out of the Dow Jones 30. Presently the company pays an annual dividend of 80 cents for a yield of around 4.3 percent and a payout ratio of approximately 60 percent. With patent expiry dates looming for a number of high grossing products, major drug manufacturers such as Pfizer Inc. are looking to new products and markets to try and fill the void. This will be no small task for some, as products such as Pfizer's Lipitor, which accounts for a large percentage of annual sales for the company, are set to expire this year.

Pfizer recently raised its full-year earnings forecast to a range of $2.24 to $2.29 per share, up from a prior outlook of $2.16 to $2.26 per share. It also expanded its 2011 share buyback plan to $7 billion to $9 billion, up from $5 billion to $7 billion.

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General Electric's current dividend yield is 4.1 percent. Its dividend payout ratio was around 47 percent for the last twelve months. Earlier this month the company announced plans to hire hundreds of IT workers over the next two years and establish a new software centre in an effort to stake a claim in the emerging market for tools to handle the ever growing quantities of electronic data.

GE offered several examples of the kinds of projects that the center, which will be based at San Ramon's Bishop Ranch complex, will undertake. It might help health care providers use a web of machines and software to more quickly identify and treat ailments, assist power systems in becoming more intelligent to slash customer energy costs, among others.

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