All of the Dow 30 stocks are paying dividends to shareholders, with two of the highest paying Dow 30 stocks being Verizon and Chevron, as of April 2015, according to a CNN.com article. Verizon has a 4.4 percent dividend yield while Chevron has a 4.1 percent dividend yield. Depending on the company, the shareholders are paid the dividends on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis.Continue Reading
Among the components of the Dow 30 as of March 2015 are General Electric from the industry sector, Verizon from the technology sector, Coca-Cola from the consumer sector, Chevron from the energy sector, Amex from the financial sector and Pfizer from the medicine sector. On average, the dividend yield of the Dow 30 is in the mid-2 percent range.
The Dow 30, or the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is a stock market index that was created as a means to show how the stock market is performing. It is made up of companies from the energy, industry, consumer, financial and health care sectors. It should be noted that the Dow 30 companies often change, with General Electric being the last of the original companies that made up the original Dow index, which was then called "Dow Dozen."Learn more about Investing