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.

ACE Stock Is a Socially Responsible Dividend-Payer

Ace Limited (NYSE:ACE) has a strong 2.3% yield and is recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially responsible investment, through analysis of social and environmental criteria. Read Article

Your Best Dividend Stock to Buy Is (Shockingly) GE

GE stock burned many investors with a dividend cut a few years back, but General Electric is now yielding 3.7% and on an upswing. Read Article

D Stock: Dominion Resources at Risk from Rising Rates

As Dominion's earnings miss attests, the utility sector faces headwinds that make D stock a hold for now. Read Article

4 Reasons to Buy Misunderstood JNJ Stock

Johnson & Johnson released Q4 earnings that disappointed some investors. When digging deeper, JNJ stock seems to show promise. Read Article

GM Revs Its Engine As 8 Dividend Stocks Increase Payouts

This week another group of big-name dividend stocks increased payouts, including an unofficial announcement from GM. Read Article

COST Stock – The Best Growth Story in Retail

Costco announced they are providing a special dividend to shareholders. COST stock shows great promise because of growth opportunities. Read Article

AT&T Stock is Still a Dividend Machine

Earnings were nothing great, but investors should consider AT&T stock as an income stock. Management is continuing to make moves to secure its juicy dividend. Read Article

Here’s a Top REIT to Buy for High Yield

When stocks turn up that see insider buying and are also top-ranked -- like Franklin Street Properties Corp. (NYSEMKT:FSP) -- investors are wise to take notice. Read Article

Canadian Financials: Are These High Dividend Banks Worth a Look?

Canadian stocks are down by nearly 20% from their late summer highs. But after the fall, many Canadian financials sport attractive dividend yields. Read Article

5 Reasons Investing in T Stock Is Your Safest Bet

AT&T is coming off a strong fourth quarter, T stock still offers its mammoth dividend, and it's even trading for a reasonable valuation. Read Article

LMT Stock – Lockheed Martin Has Nowhere to Go But Up

Lockheed Martin Corporation posted a tepid fourth-quarter earnings report, but investors should still consider LMT stock a buy. Read Article

Count On IBM to Continue Growing Dividends

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has several above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including, most importantly, a strong 2.8% yield. Read Article

Trains, Fertilizer, Copiers Lead 15 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

This week there was a bevy of big-name dividend stocks increasing payouts. From trains to fertilizer to business machines, the eclectic batch of dividend stocks increasing payouts this week was a bonanza for income investors on the hunt for high dividend yield. Read Article

5 Reasons Why Every Investor Should Own REITs

REITs are a fantastic asset class and are appropriate for every investor -- from the youngest and most aggressive to those already decades into retirement. Read Article

Buy Chevron for a Dividend Yield Over 4%

Looking at the history chart for Chevron (CVX) below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue, and in turn whether it is a reasonable expectation to expect a 4% annual yield. Read Article

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