*In general, the closer you are to retirement age, the higher your initial dividend yield should be when investing for the purpose of reinvesting dividends.
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**Southern Co (SO)**closed at $47.33 with a**dividend yield of 5.1%**which is 6% higher than the 5 year median of 4.8%. Southern Co has corrected 12% from the 5 year high monthly close of $53.63 (June 2016), which is greater than the 5 year median correction, and is 1% greater than the 5 year average monthly close of $46.95. Southern Co has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive calendar years and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 3%, which is equal to the corresponding price growth rate of 3%.**Southern Co is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.**

**Kraft Heinz (KHC)**closed at $51.12, which is the l**owest monthly close in the last 5 years**, and has a**dividend yield of 4.9%**which is**53% greater than the 5 year median of 3.2%**. Kraft Heinz has corrected 45% from the 5 year high monthly close of $92.20 (May 2018), and is**30% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $72.55**, which is greater than the 5 year median. Kraft Heinz has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive calendar years since its merger, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 4%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -1%. Kraft Heinz has underperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 32% over the last year, and is 29% less than the high-low monthly close buy point of $72.55. Kraft Heinz has an On Sale Indicator (OSI) rating of 14.4 which is well above the significant threshold level of 9.5.**Kraft Heinz is at a***very*attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

**General Mills (GIS)**closed at $42.31 with a**dividend yield of 4.6%**which is**49% greater than the 5 year median of 3.1%**. General Mills has corrected 41% from the 5 year high monthly close of $71.89 (July 2016), which is greater than the 5 year median correction, and is 23% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $55.00, which is also greater than the 5 year median. General Mills has underperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 23% over the last year. General Mills has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 5%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -3%.**General Mills is at a very attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.**

**Dominion Energy (D)**closed at $74.50 with a**dividend yield of 4.5%**which is 14% higher than the 5 year median of 3.9%. Dominion Energy has corrected 11% from the 5 year high monthly close of $84.13 (November 2017), and is 2% greater than the 5 year average monthly close of $72.84. Dominion Energy has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive calendar years and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 8%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of 3%.**Dominion Energy is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.**

**Exxon Mobil (XOM)**closed at $79.5 with a**dividend yield of 4.1%**which is**47% greater than the 5 year median of 2.8%**. Exxon Mobil has corrected 22% from the 5 year high monthly close of $102.41 (April 2014), which is greater than the 5 year median, and is 7% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $86.06, which is also greater than the 5 year median. Exxon Mobil has raised its dividend for 35 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 5%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -3%.**Exxon Mobil is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.**

For those focused on *potential* above average *long-term* price appreciation in addition to dividends, the following company closed at its lowest ** monthly** close in 5 years or more with OSI ratings well above the significant level of 9.5.

**Schlumberger (SLB)**– $45.10 –**9 year monthly low****close**– Div yield 4.4% –**OSI 24.5**

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