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.

Ex-Dividend Reminders Include Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP)

Looking at stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, Martin Midstream Partners, EQT GP Holdings, and Energy Transfer Partners will trade ex-dividend on May 4 Read Article

4 High-Performance Stocks to Buy for Their Special Dividends 

Companies that pay special dividends are rare. Rarer still are those who don’t pay quarterly dividends. These four do both. Read Article

Why Microsoft Corporation Could Become a Dividend Aristocrat (MSFT)

While it's not there yet, here is why Microsoft Corporation will eventually join the gold-plated dividend status as a Dividend Aristocrat Read Article

Why Southern Company Is a Top Dividend Stock (SO)

These key metrics show why Southern Company is a top dividend stock at DividendChannel and a great dividend stock pick for investors Read Article

Best Buy Co Inc (BBY): Same-Day Delivery Won’t Save It From Amazon

Although Best Buy's (BBY) new same-day delivery initiative might not give it an edge over Amazon (AMZN), it trades at a significant discount to the rest of the market, and is still a good investment. Read Article

5 Oil Stocks with High Paying Dividends

Oil stocks that managed to maintain their dividend payouts while waiting out lower oil prices are stars. These 5 high dividend payers are among the best Read Article

Can Seagate Technology PLC (STX) and Western Digital Corp (WDC) Survive Grim Outlook?

You might be tempted to buy the bottom and invest in either Seagate (STX) or Western Digital (WDC), but that would be a grave mistake. Read Article

Don’t Sell in May: Buy These 4 Dividend Growers Instead

If you sell in May and go away, you could be putting a year's worth of returns at risk. Add these 4 dividend growers to your portfolio, instead. Read Article

3 Good Reasons to Like 3M Co (MMM)

3M (MMM) stock offers built-in diversification that few other companies can, and it's as sturdy and steady a dividend stock as you could want. Read Article

7 Wealth-Building REITs You Should Buy Now!

Make sure you buy REITs in the right sectors. Depending upon where we are in the economic cycle, certain sectors are advancing and others are decliners. Read Article

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Has Upper Hand in Worker Strike

Verizon's (VZ) "final" offer to striking workers underscores how the Verizon strike isn't pressuring shares or earnings. Read Article

10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts – AAPL UTX XOM WFC GWW XLNX EXC BBT SON AMP

10 major dividend stocks increased their dividend payout this week, including Apple (AAPL) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Read Article

3 Shiny Dividend Stocks With Horrid Fundamentals

Investors should buy dividend stocks with the best fundamentals, and most importantly, avoid those with poor fundamentals and financial conditions that can lead to capital losses far greater than the dividends collected. Here are three dividend stocks that are deceptively appealing. Read Article

Ex-Dividend Reminders Include Phillips 66 Partners LP, MPLX LP

Looking at the stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, MPLX LP , Phillips 66 Partners LP , and NGL Energy Partners LP will trade ex-dividend on April 29 Read Article

Exxon Mobil Corporation: S&P Downgrade Highlights HUGE Problem for XOM Stock Holders

XOM stock was recently downgraded by Standard & Poor's, to which Exxon reacted by increasing its dividend ... a measly 2 cents. Read Article

Boeing Co (BA): Profit Report Boosts Bull Case for Patient Investors

Overall, Boeing's earnings were solid: It had unexpectedly good revenue growth and cash flow, which support a strong outlook for BA stock. Read Article

H&R Block Inc (HRB): The High-Dividend Bargain of the Month

H&R Block has had a tough year, with overall volume of returns in decline amid heavy competition. That said, HRB's dividend looks attractive. Read Article

5 Despised Dividend-Payers With Easy 20% Upside

There are two easy ways to beat the market averages: buy dividend payers that raise payouts, and find the dividend payers analysts hate the most... Read Article

7 Dividend Stocks With “Hidden” Yields

Investors who refrain from chasing yield and instead pick dividend stocks based on the whole picture win out in the long run. Read Article

BP plc (ADR): BP Stock Could Be a Gusher

A leaner, meaner BP stock had a solid earnings report and could see big gains if oil prices continue to ascend. Read Article