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.


Leggett & Platt – Snoring, Boring Dividend Growth

You may not know Leggett & Platt, but its dividend history and unique positioning in the marketplace make LEG stock a good choice for long-term holders. Read Article

3 Dividend Stocks That Keep Upping the Ante

Dividend investors value consistency, and these dividend stocks -- McDonald's, W.P. Carey and Microsoft -- keep delivering. Read Article

How to Analyze Dividend Stocks Like Walmart, Coca-Cola and IBM

Certain screening criteria can help dividend investors determine which dividend stocks are actually strong stocks to buy. Read Article

Burgers & Software Lead 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

McDonald's (MCD) and Microsoft (MSFT) lead this week's list of eight dividend stocks that upped the ante on their regular payouts. Read Article

3 Cheap Blue-Chip Stocks: Buy, Sell or Hold?

Consider potential for growth as well as dividend stability when examining blue-chip stocks like GE, Cisco and Pfizer. Read Article

3 Contrarian Buys for the Dividends

Despite popular opinion, rising interest rates won't necessarily cripple high-yielding BDCs. In fact, these 3 plays with high dividends are quite prepared for higher rates. Read Article

AT&T and Verizon – A Boring, No-Brainer Double Buy

Apple's iPhone madness shows that America's dependence on mobile isn't going anywhere, cementing the continued usefulness of high-yielding T and VZ stock. Read Article

3 Questions Every Dividend Investor Should Ask

When investing for retirement income, dividend investors should consider more than just the yield of a company's distributions. Read Article

2 Humdrum Funds Paying Exciting Dividends

In an investing world full of empty media buzz about hot stocks, the KBWD and GOF funds are stable and yielding high dividends. Read Article

Kellogg — Boring-but-Awesome Dividend Stock

Kellogg stock offers a good blend of growth & income, making it a perfect dividend stock to buy. Read Article

Microsoft Stock Set to Hike Dividend Any Day Now

Like clockwork, Microsoft raises the dividend on MSFT stock around this time every year, and that payout is driving some superior total returns. Read Article

International REITs: Invest in Spain and Ireland

International REITs give great access to the recovering Spanish and Irish markets, presenting an opportunity for high yield abroad. Read Article

3 Dividend Stocks That Turn Trash Into Cash

Dividend stocks in the boring waste management industry offer steady cash flow for payouts and buybacks -- and less volatility, too. Read Article

3 Cheap Dividend Stocks Under $10

Looking for dividend stocks that also are trading on the cheap? Well, you'll have to deal with some blemishes, but these cheap stocks still are worth a look. Read Article

3 Frac Sand Dividend Stocks To Buy

When it comes to dividend stocks, frac sand players are becoming kings. Here are three of the best picks. Read Article

3 Great Dividend Stocks With Growing Distributions

Increasing dividends means maintained purchasing power of income, which is why PM, O and YUM are dividend stocks to buy. Read Article

Cigarettes and Fast Food Fuel 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Companies increasing dividends this week include Philip Morris, Yum Brands and International Paper, among several other big dividend stocks. Read Article

3 Double-Threat Dividend Stocks to Buy

Investors should use Portfolio Grader to find income stocks to buy with superior fundamentals and promising dividend-growth trajectories. Read Article

3 Dividend Stocks to Avoid Like the Plague

Don't be tempted by these three dividend stocks, whose payouts distract from their otherwise uncompelling stories. Read Article

Pay Yourself First With This Clever Income Strategy

TrueCar (TRUE) is a hot stock that doesn't offer a dividend, but you can still create immediate income. I'll show you how. Read Article