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.

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for August

The S&P 500's highest-yielding dividend stocks keep offering better payouts ... but mostly thanks to tumbling share prices. Read Article

KMI Stock: Kinder Morgan a Steal After a Year of Battering

Kinder Morgan (KMI) has been hit by low crude prices, but KMI stock is a dividend-raising monster and a solid buy at current prices. Read Article

Health Care REIT: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Health Care REIT has another very decent quarter. Does HCN stock warrant a look? Read Article

AIG, MON Top 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

These 9 stocks are increasing their dividends in a big way, and investors worried about a Fed rate hike could do worse than to invest in these stocks. Read Article

3 Utility Stocks With Big Dividends, Bullish Potential

The Utility SPDR (XLU) shows that utility stocks are in the midst of a rebound. Right now, we see three sector stocks with great potential. Read Article

5 mREITs Delivering High Yields of 7% or More

Mortgage real estate investment trusts, or mREITs, are fairly beaten down, but now offer a combination of massively high yield and value. Read Article

3 High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats to Buy

These three dividend aristocrats don't just have long histories of upping their payouts -- they also offer nice, high yields of more than 4%. Read Article

4 Big-Dividend Energy Stocks for Patient Investors

Energy stocks have been thrown into the gutter amid low oil prices. Buy these energy names now, and collect significant dividends until oil lifts them back up. Read Article

Substitute One Dividend Staple for Another (MDLZ, PG)

Mondelez (MDLZ) has served investors well for a few years, but it's time to put this overpriced consumer staples stock back on the shelf. Read Article

2 Hated MLPs That Might Actually Be Big Values

Worries about WLKP and SXCP master limited partnership status is overblown. These two MLPs represent big bargains. Read Article

6 Triple Threat Stocks to Buy

Sometimes boring names with low volatility, above-average yields and market-beating growth forecasts are the best stocks to buy. Read Article

Reynolds American Smokes Atop 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

The latest group of eight dividend stocks increasing payouts includes companies form big tobacco, commodities, insurance ... and pizza. Read Article

Don’t Sleep on Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B)

Royal Dutch Shell earnings were nothing to scream about, sure ... but the BG buyout should do wonders for RDS stock. Read Article

Microsoft (MSFT) Looks to the Past for the Right Moves

Microsoft is making all the right moves. Now, it's time to see if they'll pay off for MSFT stock holders. Read Article

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