Dividend Stocks

best dividend stocksThe key to any successful portfolio is stable growth and few investments are more stable than dividend yielding stocks. The additional income from quarterly or even annual dividends gives you the flexibility to earn some cash, reinvest in the stock, or disperse the capital into other investments. Our advisors offer information on both the companies offering the most consistent dividends such as Proctor &Gamble or AT&T, as well as dividend stocks with room to grow such as IBM or Verizon.

We identify dividend paying stocks with high yields, monthly dividends, and other attractive KPIs.

Can Verizon (VZ) Win the Subscriber Wars?

Verizon is locked in a battle with rival carriers for wireless subscribers. Sprint and T-Mobile are offering deep discounts, but so far Verizon has refused to follow that strategy. Will Verizon win this war? Read Article

5 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

The five best dividend stocks to buy now hail from several different sectors, but they all have a few vitally important traits in common. Read Article

Johnson & Johnson in the Latest Short Data

Based on the most recent short interest data from Nasdaq, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has taken over the position of #11 most shorted Dow component, from UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) Read Article

Mortgage REITs Should Repurchase Their Own Shares

Mortgage REITs are left with slim picking to reinvest in today's market, but it's a problem with an easy solution. Rather than buy low-yielding mortgages, mortgage REITs trading at discounts to book value should repurchase their own shares. Read Article

3 Apartment REITs to Buy for Strong Dividends

Rental occupancy rates are on still rising as it's more difficult to secure a mortgage. Directly benefiting from this has been real estate investment trusts (REITs) that own multifamily housing units. We'll look at three that offer high dividends. Read Article

Avoid Caterpillar While the Dollar Is Strong, Global Economy Is Slow

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is going to have a very tough time generating earnings with a strong dollar and weak global economy. Read Article

Invest in Dividends Just Like a Billionaire

A new index tracks 50 high-dividend stocks held by high-profile billionaires in the financial sector. In today's tricky market, it’s instructive to see what the big boys are buying. Read Article

Kinder Morgan, Alaska Air Lead 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

The European Central Bank and its bigger-than-expected QE-style bond buying scheme caused the bulls to pour back into both U.S. and European equities, and that served as a nice backdrop for nine dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

KMI Stock: Kinder Morgan Makes a Big Bakken Bet

Kinder Morgan has now entered the Bakken shale, which is great news for KMI investors. Read Article

How Does JPMorgan Chase Compare to Pfizer?

At the closing bell yesterday, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) was up about 0.3%, while Pfizer Inc. (PFE) was down about 1.4% on the day. Read Article

What Does Oversold Mean for Discover Financial Services?

Shares of Discover Financial Services (DFS) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $59.10 per share. Read Article

What to Do When American Tower Becomes Oversold

Shares of American Tower Corp (AMT) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $95.87 per share. Read Article

3 New Preferred Stocks for Your Income Portfolio

These three new preferred stock issuances on the market and offer high dividend yields and greater safety. Read Article

5 Senior Housing REITs With Growing Dividends

Looking for solid senior housing REITs with competitive dividend yields? Here are five solid options. Read Article

JPM Is a Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying, 2.87% Yield

The annualized dividend paid by JPMorgan Chase is $1.60 per share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and JPM stock's most recent dividend ex-date was on Jan. 2. Read Article

Medallion Financial (TAXI): 10% Dividend, 50% Upside

Rideshare is not a viable threat to taxi medallion ownership. Take advantage of market panic and buy Medallion Financial (TAXI) stock for a 50% gain. Read Article

2 Dividend Stocks to Provide Cover Against Market Volatility

Defensive, conservative investors in particular should be ready with a list of stocks to buy if the market continues to be weak. Horace Mann (HMN) and KKR & Co. are two good choices. Read Article

After Earnings: What’s Next for Intel? (INTC)

Intel Corporation (INTC) didn't blow anyone away with Q1 guidance, but its Q4 performance was strong, as are its cash and dividends. Read Article

Target Stock Is a Dividend-Raising Monster

Target stock is a major dividend raiser set to boost its payout further after closing its Canadian stores. Read Article

Is Linn Energy Worth the Risk for a 12%-Plus Dividend?

Linn Energy recently cut its dividend, but LINE stock still yields about 12%. So should you bargain hunt in this battered energy stock? Read Article