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.


BP Stock: Should You Embrace This 8% Yield, Or Fear It?

BP has the financial resources to maintain it's massive payout, but it eventually needs relief from low oil prices, and the clock is ticking. Read Article

Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG): Big, Sustainable Dividends That Your Friends Don’t Know About

You don't need to hold many insurance companies, but Principal Financial Group (PFG) is a prime prospect that offers a 4%-plus dividend yield. Read Article

Why Investors Expect Years of Dividend Growth at Cintas (CTAS)

Cintas is one of the highest scoring dividend stocks in our database for Dividend Safety (98) and Dividend Growth (99). Cintas stock is a buy Read Article

Exxon Mobil Corporation: Should You Sweat XOM Stock Now?

Exxon Mobil's fourth-quarter earnings plummeted, and even the dividend situation at XOM stock, while not dire, is becoming a little uncomfortable. Read Article

Ex-Dividend Reminders Include D.R. Horton and NextEra Energy

Looking at the stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, D.R. Horton, NextEra Energy, and Idacorp will pay dividends on the following dates Read Article

Hormel (HRL): The Newest Dividend King

Hormel is the newest Dividend King to be crowned. The company recently raised its dividend by 16%, marking 50 consecutive years of increases Read Article

5 Dividend Stocks to Dodge or Dump

These dividend stocks have decent to giant yields and even some name recognition, but right now, that's about all they have. Read Article

Valero Energy Corporation Fuels 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

The latest batch of payout performers includes a giant petroleum refiner, several big energy generators and an integrated circuit maker. Here are 10 dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK): A Dividend Giant to Hold

Stanley Black & Decker has paid its dividend for 139 consecutive years and increased it for the past 48 consecutive years. Will it continue? Read Article

Genuine Parts (GPC): A Dividend King With a Safe Yield

Genuine Parts has grown its sales in 63 of the last 65 years and increased profits in 50 of the last 54 years. It's also a dividend star Read Article

Clorox Co: A Reliable Dividend Aristocrat for Any Environment (CLX)

Clorox has increased its dividend for nearly 40 straight years, but even with its brand depth, CLX may not be a buy for income investors today Read Article

5 Best Dividend Stocks Under $20

Sometimes just the dividends aren't enough for your retirement. These five stocks offer both solid yields and great capital gains. Read Article

The Easiest Way To Time The Market

January's financial fire torched nearly everyone's portfolio. Easy to say buy the dip, but harder to do. But here's a great way to invest... Read Article

Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for January

The market selloff has yields soaring on dividend stocks, but falling prices are wiping out any chance for positive total returns. Read Article

Will General Electric Company (GE) Stock Be Stuck in Neutral Forever?

General Electric stock hasn't budged in more than two years. The once-great company may no longer be worth the investment. Read Article

Make the Stores Pay YOU – 3 Retail Stocks to Buy for the Dividends

Retail stocks aren't typically a go-to source of income, but these three stocks offer some upside hope as well as dividend yields north of 3%. Read Article

Ex-Dividend Reminder Includes ONEOK Partners

Looking at the stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, EnLink Midstream, EQT GP Holdings, and ONEOK Partners will trade ex-dividend on 1/28/16. Read Article

How Phillips 66 Ranks Among Analysts’ Top Picks

A study of analyst recommendations shows why Phillips 66 is the #35 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor. Here's why... Read Article

Ex-Dividend Reminders Include Genesis, Plains All American

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, Genesis, Plains All-American and Crescent Point will go ex-dividend 1/27/16 Read Article

3 Tech Stocks to Buy for the (Now Bigger!) Dividends

Conventional wisdom wouldn't lead investors to tech stocks for growing dividends, but as these companies mature, their dividends do too. Read Article