March 12, 2013 at 10:14 AM EDT
Short Interest Rises on Some Dividend Stocks (LOW, VZ, T, DD)

Short interest is beginning to increase as traders believe some dividend stocks have already reached their peaks and are placing their bets accordingly.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), short interest is up 23,100,481 shares to 39,989,403 shares, or 3.6% of float.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) short interest is up 14,168,207 shares to 61,213,346 shares, or 2.1% of float.

AT&T Inc. (T) short interest is up 10,699,687 shares to 90,539,512 shares, or 1.7% of float.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) short interest is up 13,586,501 shares to 36,963,863 shares, or 4 percent of float.

Lowes shares were were mostly flat during Tuesday morning trading. The stock has increased 32.5% in the past year.
Verizon shares were mostly flat during Tuesday morning trading. The stock has increased 21.5% in the past year.
AT&T shares were mostly flat during Tuesday morning trading. The stock has increased 16.5% in the past year.
DuPont shares were mostly flat during Tuesday morning trading. The stock has been mostly flat in the past year.

The Bottom Line
Shares of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) have a 1.61% yield, based on Tuesday morning’s price of $39.64.
Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) have a yield of 4.32%, based on Tuesday morning’s price of $47.69.
Shares of AT&T Inc. (T) have a 4.92% yield, based on Tuesday morning’s price of $36.59.
Shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) have a yield of 3.50%, based on Tuesday morning’s price of $49.18.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and AT&T Inc. (T) ] are not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Ratings of 3.4 out of 5 stars. E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Ratings of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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