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.

Dividend Stock Showdown: Pfizer vs. Merck (PFE) (MRK)

From the strong dollar to generic competition, Pfizer and Merck face stiff headwinds, and yet PFE stock and MRK stock look good for gains. Read Article

Ford Stock: F Should Drive Toward $20 Despite Earnings Miss

Ford's Q1 earnings were nothing to brag about, but a low valuation, a generous dividend yield and a recovery in F-150 production should propel Ford stock forward. Read Article

Consumer Giants Top 18 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Many of the market’s biggest companies reported earnings last week, and 18 dividend stocks, including JNJ, PG and TRV increased payouts. Read Article

The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for May

The 10 best blue-chip dividend stocks for May are laid out here. How do these Dow Jones heavyweights stack up against each other? Read Article

Dividend Stocks: VRTS, NWBI, AGNC Going Ex-Dividend Soon

These dividend stocks are trading ex-dividend soon, so be sure to snap up VRTS stock, NWBI stock and AGNC stock. Read Article

MSFT – Microsoft Earnings Deliver and the Cash Keeps Flowing

Microsoft's (MSFT) Q3 earnings report mostly featured positive news, but one of the strongest reasons to buy Microsoft stock remains it's gigantic cash hoard. Read Article

6 MLPs to Buy for High Yield

When it comes to high yield, master limited partnerships (MLPs) are still income royalty. Here are six MLPs that sport large (and growing!) yields. Read Article

Buy XOM and CVX, Set Up a DRIP and Watch the Returns Pile Up

Both Exxon (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) stock pay impressive dividend yields, and are prime candidates for DRIP -- or dividend reinvestment plan -- investing. Read Article

Why Southern Co Is a Top 10 Utility Dividend Stock (SO)

Southern Co is a Top 10 dividend-paying utility stock, according to Dividend Channel, which published its weekly ''DividendRank'' report. We'll take a closer look at SO stock. Read Article

6 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

These six stocks are all scheduled to trade ex-dividend this week, so you can expect shares to open slightly lower this week. Read Article

Insider Buying Alert: Add KMI for a 4.4% Dividend Yield

When stocks turn up that see insider buying and are also highly ranked, investors are wise to take notice. One such company is Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI), which saw buying by CEO Richard D. Kinder. Read Article

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for April

Yields on the highest-paying dividend stocks in the S&P 500 range from almost 5% to more than 16%, but chasing yield can be dangerous. Read Article

20 Dividend Stocks Set to Raise Their Payouts in Q2

Dividends stocks are creatures of habit, so if they have a history of hiking their payouts around now, you can bet it will happen again. Read Article

The 3 D’s of AT&T Stock: DTV, Data and Dividends

AT&T's upcoming earnings could cause a little wiggle in AT&T stock, but its plans to diversify its business as well as (of course) its dividends are long-term drivers that aren't going away. Read Article

DividendRank: CSX Named the Top Dividend Stock of the Dow Transports

CSX Corporation (CSX) is the top dividend stock in the Dow Transports, according to Dividend Channel's most recent ''DividendRank'' report. Read Article

Banks, Autos, Trains Top 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

This week's batch of dividend stocks increasing payouts include Goldman Sachs, General Motors, CSX, as well as seven other dividend stocks. Read Article

High Yield Alert: JPM Preferreds Cross 5.5%

JPMorgan Chase & Co 5.50% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series O, just crossed above the 5.5% yield mark. Read Article

Find Quality Dividends Across the Board

Find dividends everywhere from General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) to Enable Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ENBL) and in between. Read Article

3 High-Yielding REITs With Promising Charts

My Turner Analytics system, which uses sophisticated software and tools to screen over 6,000 stocks and exchange-traded funds based on fundamental and technical research, has flagged all three of these REIT stocks as “strong buys” right now. Read Article

Top 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Income investors are hoping to squeeze out more financial juice from their favorite holdings, and this week a solid group of dividend stocks gave income players what they crave -- a bigger slice of the dividend pie. Read Article