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.


7 Stocks to Fund a Happy Retirement

If you're looking for a stress-free, happy retirement, here are seven solid dividend stocks to consider. Read Article

7 Worthy Income Stocks With a Growth Kicker

Why settle for an S&P stock with a 2% dividend when you can have one of these seven income stocks? Each are destined to grow and their dividends already shine. Read Article

How to Bet On Tech and Get Paid Big Dividends

If you want consistent income and exposure to tech, Digital Realty is the REIT for you. Read Article

Utility Stocks: Down Big in 2015, Still Too High to Buy

Duke Energy (DUK) and Edison International (EIX): These utility stocks are great companies, but right now, they're not worth new money. Read Article

Ford Stock Is a Reliable High-Yield Play (F)

Ford stock is powered by the popular F-150, a growing business in the Asia Pacific, and of course, its rapidly increasing dividend. Read Article

Disney Leads 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Entertainment juggernaut and Dow component Walt Disney (DIS) made a shift in its dividend payment policy, opting to begin paying its dividend semi-annually. Last week the company said it would send shareholders two semi-annual payments of 66 cents per share. The Magic Kingdom’s new dividend adds to an annual payout of $1.32 per share, a 14.8% rise over the $1.15 annual dividend Disney paid last year. The new, semi-annual dividend is payable July 29 to shareholders of record as of July 6. Disney shares go ex-dividend on July 1. Based on the new dividend, DIS has a dividend yield of 1.15%. In addition to Disney’s dividend increase, last week brought us six other high-profile dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for July

The 10 best dividend stocks in the Dow for July offer a level of stability for income investors in the stock market today. Read Article

Chemours (CC): Can You Trust a 14% Dividend Yield?

DuPont spinoff Chemours (CC) is going to be a hot mess out of the gate, but investors could enjoy bargain prices on CC stock before the year ends. Read Article

3 Beaten-Down Dividend Stocks Set for Outsized Total Returns

The Federal Reserve's impending rate hike has made turned some generous dividend stocks into total return bargains. Read Article

Should I Buy Johnson & Johnson? 3 Pros and 3 Cons (JNJ)

We look at 3 positives and 3 negatives for JNJ stock to help you decide whether it's time to buy or better to just stay away. Read Article

3 Big MLPs to Buy for Big Dividends

MLPs are great buys in times of oil price volatility -- like now -- because there’s very little commodity price risk. Here are three MLPs for your portfolio. Read Article

Darden REIT: Should You Buy DRI Stock for the Spinoff?

A new Darden REIT will lower the debt load and achieve tax savings. That’s just good business. But I'm still skeptical about DRI stock. Read Article

High Yield Alert: Royal Bank of Canada (RY) Crosses 4%

In Friday's trading session, Royal Bank of Canada (RY) shares surpassed a yield of 4%. Read Article

7 Cheap Dividend Stocks Trading for Less Than $10

Cheap stocks have their dangers, but they still are a fertile hunting ground for some very smart, very successful investors. Read Article

Big Bank UBS Leads 6 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

This week’s dividend stocks increasing payouts include one huge bank and one regional bank, two REITs, a retailer and a semiconductor maker. Read Article

Will REITs Get Killed by the Federal Reserve?

Don't consider it a given that REITs will get slammed when the Fed finally does raise interest rates. History paints a muddier picture. Read Article

It’s OK to Keep Nibbling at Dividends (PG, BRK.B)

We could get a 'July classic,' or we could get a July correction. Either way, some decently valued dividends are fair game. Read Article

Ex-Dividend Reminder: General Electric (GE), Eagle Materials (EXP) and Pengrowth Energy (PGH)

General Electric, Eagle Materials and Pengrowth Energy are all going ex-dividend very shortly. Here's the dividend info you need to know. Read Article

Dividend Stocks Showdown: REITs vs. Utilities

Yes, 2015 has been a rough year for dividend stocks, but we now have some excellent bargains. So, what's the better bet, REITs or utilities? Read Article