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.


3 Big Energy Dividends That Could Be on the Chopping Block

Lower oil prices equal lower cash flows for many companies -- and that could translate into lower (or suspended) dividends for many energy stocks. Read Article

Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for August

Some of the best dividend stocks to buy can be found by scouring blue-chip names. The Dow Jones is a pretty good place to start. Read Article

Kellogg, Simon Property Top 14 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Recently, 14 dividend stocks increased their regular payouts, including a cereal maker, some REITs and a popular restaurant chain. Read Article

Coca-Cola (KO) Is OK … And That’s Just Fine

Coca-Cola (KO) isn't setting any records, but given its international exposure, it's doing well enough -- and that's enough reason to keep KO stock. Read Article

Tesco Is a Great Example of a Bad Dividend (TESO)

Tesco Corp. is a great example to understand what metrics unearth dividend stocks to avoid despite their sweet yields. Read Article

McDonald’s Earnings: Ronald McDonald Won’t Go Quietly (MCD)

McDonald's stock is hardly moving after some lousy -- though Street-beating -- results. MCD is no more attractive today than it was yesterday. Read Article

8 Dividend Stocks to Buy for Income Growth

Dividend stocks can be poor long-term investments if the per-share payout doesn't actually increase over time. With these stocks, that's no worry. Read Article

The Wall of Worry Has Crumbled

The market has a head of steam behind it, but we could very well be looking at a hedging situation by the end of July or the first week of August. Read Article

ConocoPhillips, Carnival Top 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Income investors also are looking for more light, and they got just that last week with 10 big-name dividend stocks increasing payouts. Last week’s group was led by big energy, the biggest cruise ship line and a diesel engine maker. Here are 10 dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

Should You Buy Chevron Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons (CVX)

Chevron (CVX) is a great company, but it's not without issues. Here's 3 pros and 3 cons to help you make an informed decision on Chevron stock. Read Article

7 Best Dividend Aristocrats to Buy Now

Long dividend histories and better-than-average yield make these seven dividend aristocrats the cream of the crop right now. Read Article

CL Stock Looks Good Over the Long Haul

CL stock is a long-term performer with growth overseas and an attractive dividend. Here's why it's worth owning. Read Article

5 Dividend Stocks That Will Get Their Luster Back

These five dividend stocks have all fallen out of favor ... but all now sport very attractive yields, and could be ready for a resurgence. Read Article

The Allure of Dividends

I'm buying, and I encourage you to do the same, emphasizing stocks that pump out a generous income here and now. Read Article

Will Intel Stock Look Even Better After Q2 Earnings?

Intel stock has been roughed up all year long, and for good reason. The pros, however, are mixed as to whether the worst is over. Read Article

3 Bargain MLPs to Buy Right Now

The secret to finding cheap bargain MLPs to buy? Look at the price-to-distributable-cash-flows metric, not earnings figures. Read Article

Walgreens Tops 6 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Financial market drama hasn't stopped companies from increasing dividends, including giant drug retailer Walgreens and five other stocks including Duke Energy and Ryder Systems. Read Article

3 BDCs to Buy for Double-Digit Yields

Forget REITs and MLPS, BDCs offer higher yeilds for income seekers. Here are three to buy today. Read Article

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for July

The yields on dividend stocks continue to climb as shares slump on macroeconomic pressures and the threat of an interest-rate hike. Read Article

Pepsi (PEP) Stock Looks Tasty After Earnings Beat

Pepsi (PEP) stock was already a solid dividend stock to buy, and the case only got better after Pepsi earnings for Q2 came in ahead of forecasts. Read Article