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The dividends had a significant impact in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic forced companies to tighten their belts. However, as the calendar turns to 2021, there are several stocks with relatively high dividend yields and a healthy uptrend, according to Wall Street analysts.
The economic turmoil and uncertainty about how long the pandemic would last saw companies freeze or cut dividends earlier in the year, and large tech companies dragged the stock market from its March lows. This left some dividend payers where stock analysts believe they should be.