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.

5 Quality, High-Dividend Stocks Throwing Off 5%-Plus

Don't just pile into high-dividend stocks without taking a look under the hood. These five stocks have more than just a sweet headline yield. Read Article

KMI Earnings: Dividend Troubles on the Horizon?

Kinder Morgan had a disappointing earnings release. Is KMI stock still on track for dividend growth? Read Article

Wally’s Stunner Is No Reason to Leave Wal-Mart Stock (WMT)

WMT's recent earnings disappointment and forecast caught many by surprise, but Wal-Mart stock is still a long-term buy Read Article

3 High-Yield Energy Investments That Beat Dividend Stocks

Finding the best dividend stocks to buy isn't easy. Royalty trusts in the energy sector offer a potentially lucrative alternative. Read Article

Why I Will Never Sell AT&T Stock

AT&T stock should be held forever, and not just because of its dividend. Read Article

Buy Verizon Stock for the Long-Term After Earnings (VZ)

Verizon stock is a blue-chip dividend-payer that you can get at a bargain ... and hold forever. Read Article

5 Stocks With Rapidly Rising Dividends (ACN, DGX, DPS, GNTX, TGT)

A commitment to raising dividends is important for companies and investors alike, and these 5 companies are strong dividend plays today Read Article

International Paper Tops 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Several big dividend stocks increased payouts, including a paper giant, a financial asset management firm and a big-name automotive firm. Read Article

Shiny New Structure Makes AT&T Stock a Bigger Buy

AT&T stock should gain from the increased transparency, structure and leadership that four new operating segments will create. Read Article

6 REITs With Big Yields of 6% or More

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been pummeled in 2015, but that spells big opportunity with big dividend yields in these 6 names. Read Article

Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for October

The highest-yielding dividend stocks in the S&P 500 rose on expectations of a rate hike delay, but that doesn't make them all buys. Read Article

Apollo Investment Corp. (AINV): Fly High With This Cheap 13% Yielder

Apollo Investment is a leading private equity and alternative asset manager with a unique advantage over the competition. And with shares at five-year lows, now is the time to buy AINV. Read Article

Yum! Tops 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Last week’s batch of dividend stocks increasing payouts include a big power generator, several natural gas partnerships, an iconic tire brand and a tasty restaurant operator. Read Article

The 3 Best Dividend Stocks to Own Today (JNJ, MSFT, XOM)

When the Federal Reserve finally starts to raise interest rates, smart investors will own these three highest quality dividend stocks. Read Article

6 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Pay Your Bills in Retirement

Monthly dividend stocks can help to smooth out your monthly income in retirement. Here are six of the best. Read Article

6 Consumer Staples You Should Already Be Buying

Don't let market volatility shake you up. Here are a few consumer staples stocks to buy now that should protect your portfolio and throw off some yield, too. Read Article

Is BP Stock a Bargain After the $20.8 Billion Settlement?

With most of its legal risk now out of the way, BP stock has a lot more visibility. And the BP dividend is the highest among oil majors. Read Article

This 8%-Plus Dividend Payer Is Just Killing It

Blackstone group has a history of strong cash flows and strong dividends. And with BX making big deals right now, the stock is a strong buy. Read Article

10 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy for the Dividends

Surprise! This sliver of the healthcare sector not known for dishing out income serves up some decent dividend stocks. Read Article

6 Dividend Stocks Giving More to Shareholders

Recently, six dividend stocks, including Lockheed Martin, Accenture and Nordstrom, all made their shareholders smile. Read Article