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3 Stocks Top Dividend Managers Have Been Buying

Medalist managers from Blackrock, JPMorgan, and T. Rowe Price have scooped up shares of Mattel, General Electric, and UPS.

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Some of the best dividend-stock investors are scavengers. To find attractive yields, they rummage among the market's castoffs--those stocks whose prices have stalled or fallen, and whose yields have risen. After finding these stocks, the real work begins: Determining whether a company is suffering long-term duress that may jeopardize the dividend, or whether it's merely facing a short-term setback.

According to some of our favorite dividend managers, these three stocks are experiencing the latter.

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