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Four Stocks Yielding More Than 4%


These companies -- including Lorillard and Genesis Energy -- have a yield greater than 4%, a history of raising their dividends, and are expected to grow earnings in both 2012 and 2013.

Here they are:

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP)
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners is comprised of long-life assets that provide essential products and services for the global economy. It primarily operates in three segments:

Utilities: (57% of total funds from operation)
Transport & Energy: (39%)
Timber: (4%)

Brookfield pays a dividend that currently yields a solid 4.3%. And it has steadily risen it since going public in 2008.

Lorillard Co (NYSE:LO)
Lorillard is the third largest cigarette maker in the United States. It is also older than the United States, having been founded in 1760. It sells cigarettes under six brands, its most popular being Newport.

Like it or not, Lorillard generates strong, stable cash flows. And this has lead to steady dividend increases. It currently yields 5.3%:

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