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14 High-Dividend, Low Debt Stock Picks From Jim Cramer

Defensive investors like high-dividend stocks since they believe these stocks can protect them from potential inflation. Jim Cramer has been consistently recommending high-dividend stocks since the beginning of August. Below we prepared a list of 14 high dividend stocks that have low total debt/equity ratios and been recommended on Jim Cramer’s Mad Money recently. All companies on this list have dividend yield of at least 3.5% and total debt/equity ratio of lower than 0.7. We obtained market data from Finviz and hedge fund holdings from Insider Monkey.

Jim Cramer

* 1- Heathcare, 2- Technology, 3- Basic Materials, 4- Services, 5-Consumer Goods

Johnson & Johnson recently traded at $63.99 and has a 3.54% dividend yield. JNJ gained 1.24% during the last 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $176.6 billion and P/E ratio of 15.4. Warren Buffett is the largest holder and has $2.8 billion invested in JNJ shares. Ken Fisher is the second largest holder of JNJ. He held $713 million worth of JNJ shares at the end of June. Ken Fisher increased his JNJ holdings by 72% during the most recent quarter.

AT&T recently traded at $28.79 and has a 5.9% dividend yield. T gained 7.56% during the last 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $172.9 billion and P/E ratio of 8.8. T has an estimated growth rate of 7.17% for this year and 4.27% for next five years. George Soros had $54 million invested in T shares at the end of most recent quarter. Jim Simons also had nearly $100 million invested in T shares.

Vodafone Group recently traded at $26.89 and has a 5.3% dividend yield. VOD gained 5.63% during the last 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $143.3 billion and P/E ratio of 11.6. Georger Soros had $5 million invested in VOD shares at the end of June.

Total SA recently traded at $48.83 and has a 6.59% dividend yield. TOT gained 10.89% during the last 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $115.5 billion and P/E ratio of 7.2. TOT also had an EPS growth rate of -2.7% during the last five years.

Sanofi-Aventis recently traded at $34.14 and has a 5.32% dividend yield. SNY gained 4.68% during the last 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $92.4 billion and P/E ratio of 15.7. Ken Fisher was the largest holder of SNY with his $592 million investment at the end of June.

Siemens recently traded at $98.9 and has a 3.66% dividend yield. SI gained 14.02% during the last 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $92.1 billion and P/E ratio of 12.7. Ken Fisher holds the largest position in SI with his $864 million investment.

ConocoPhilips recently traded at $66.99 and has a 3.94% dividend yield. COP gained 4.23% during the last 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $91.9 billion and P/E ratio of 8.4. COP also had an EPS growth rate of -4.6% during the last five years. Warren Buffett was the largest holder of COP shares with his $2+ billion investment at the end of most recent quarter. All other large investors including Jean-Marie Eveillard, Bill Miller and D. E. Shaw reduced their shares in COP.

Abbott Laboratories recently traded at $52.84 and has a 3.65% dividend yield. ABT gained 4.34% during the last 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $81.9 billion and P/E ratio of 16. ABT is very popular among hedge funds. Ken fisher was the largest holder of ABT shares with his $492 million investment at the end of most recent quarter. Ric Dillon, Bill Miller, Ricky Sandler, John Shapiro and Mason Hawkins are other investors who had more than $100 million positions in ABT at the end of June.

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