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After a bad week for stocks, CNBC Pro has found several value stable companies that are paying good dividends to help traders strengthen their portfolios. The S&P 500 lost more than 5% last week, briefly dropping below the bear market close low of 3666. This rapid decline has forced investors to look for ways to protect their portfolios, especially as fears rise that a tightening of the Federal Reserve’s regime will send the economy into recession. With that in mind, CNBC Pro checked the Russell 1000 Value Index for stocks that could help investors find income and some stability. These stocks are at least unchanged for a year, have a three-year beta of less than 0.99, and a dividend yield of at least 2%, according to FactSet. Analysts also expect the stock to rise by at least 10%. Check out the list below. Utilities stocks have appeared most frequently on our list, with companies such as electric utility DTE Energy performing best this year with 5% gains. More than half, or 57%, of analysts have a buy rating on the stock, which is expected to rise 12%. The stock also has a low three-year beta of 0.7. What’s more, the company pays a dividend of 3.4%, offering investors some profit as well as stability. Another utility name includes American Electric Power Company, which is up more than 9% this year, handily outperforming major averages. Six out of 10 analysts have a buy recommendation and at least another 10% is expected to rise from here. It has a three year beta version of 0.4. And it has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Oil company Chesapeake Energy shares are up about 4% this year. Nearly eight out of 10 analysts on Wall Street rated it a buy, and from here it’s expected to have double-digit upside potential of 61.5%, according to FactSet. It has a low three-year beta of 0.7. The shares also pay a dividend yield of 2%. Other stocks include AES, Exelon and General Dynamics.
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