Warren Buffet and other professional investors have recently urged individuals to invest in stocks. Mr. Buffet has a history of investing in strong brand names with strong balance sheets. He has been able to secure high dividend yields by providing capital to distressed blue chip companies. However, unlike Warren Buffet you probably don't have the ability to negotiate special dividend returns for your investment of capital. That is why you may find the following list of higher dividend stocks interesting.

Recent stock market losses have created opportunities for individual investors with cash. All boats rise and fall on the tide. Many good companies with strong balance sheets and good cash flow were sold during the recent market sell-off and are now available at prices that provide very attractive dividend yields. A stock's dividend yield can provide a long-term investor a cushion against market volatility. Short-term investors and traders are also attracted to companies with good dividend yields as an indicator of value.

All of the investments listed are either large or mid cap companies with a history of strong dividend growth, high returns on equity and low levels of debt. Consider investing in the companies listed if you want to receive good dividend yields from large profitable companies with strong balance sheets. Shorter term investors should be mindful of sector performance. Do your own research before buying. Yahoo Finance has plenty of information and is a good free resource to drill-down further into the listed stock investments.

Symbol Company Name Dividend Yield
PLD ProLogis 9.30%
E ENI S.p.A. ADS 9.20%
MMP Magellan Midstream Ptnrs 9.00%
SSL Sasol Ltd ADR 7.70%
BMO Bank of Montreal 7.60%
CUK Carnival plc ADS 6.20%
RYN Rayonier Inc 6.00%
PTR PetroChina Co Ltd ADR 5.60%
CCL Carnival Corp 5.40%
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia 5.30%
SLF Sun Life Fin'l 5.30%
MAT Mattel Inc 5.20%
RY Royal Bank Canada 5.10%
HOG Harley-Davidson 5.10%
MFC Manulife Financial 4.50%
HIG Hartford Finl Svcs Gp 4.50%
STOSY Santos Ltd ADR 4.40%
FII Federated Investors 4.30%
YZC Yanzhou Coal Mining ADS 3.90%
ECA EnCana Corp 3.90%
PCZ Petro-Canada 3.70%
MCD McDonald's Corp 3.70%
CYN City National 3.60%
BXS BancorpSouth 3.40%
PRE PartnerRe Ltd 3.40%
KO Coca-Cola Co 3.40%
CFR Cullen/Frost Bankers 3.30%
PEP PepsiCo Inc 3.20%