When income is hard to come by, investors look to traditional stocks that historically throw off a lot of cash. High-profile dividend stalwarts such as Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) get a lot of love and attention from income investors, but these are just some of the stocks delivering shareholders attractive yields.
Flying under the radar are stocks with much lower profiles than the aforementioned Dow components, but with similarly stable business models that also have proven to be solid dividend performers.
If you’re an income-oriented investor, then stable, dependable yield is much more important than huge spikes higher in the share price. There’s nothing wrong with share price appreciation, of course — but it’s not the defining attribute for those who’d rather date dull but dependable dividend divas. And if that description fits you, I’ve got five under-the-radar dividend divas ready for your immediate attention: