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.

3 Best Dividend Payers in Big Financials

Dividends among the big financials like banks and insurers are good, even if not great, and they have plenty of room to grow. Read Article

XLNX: Buy Xilinx If You Can Stomach Volatility

Xilinx (XLNX) stock is not cheap but offers a good dividend yield and has a history of sales and earnings increases. Read Article

Is WindStream a REIT or Growth Stock?

Current investors in WindStream should hold, while new investors should revaluate the two stocks separately after the REIT spin-off in order to determine the best investment based on their own risk profiles. Read Article

3 Cheap Dividend Stocks Sporting Safe Yields

Protect your income and your portfolio with these cheap dividend stocks whose yields are safe from market fluctuations. Read Article

5 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks for a Declining Market

Blue-chip dividend stocks with payouts stretching as far back as the 1880s are just the defensive names you need for the market selloff. Read Article

Goldman Sachs Tops 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Goldman Sachs increased its quarterly dividend, along with seven other names that moved to boost payouts and increase their dividend yield. Read Article

A Walk Through Put Options With BP

Find out how to manage put options of dividend stocks with the help of BP as an example to lay out the potential outcomes. Read Article

Hang On to Pitney Bowes Stock as Profits Rise

Pitney Bowes is the market leader in mail processing but is suffering as business and marketing communication move to other methods. Read Article

3 Oversold Dividend Stocks to Buy

These dividend stocks were getting knocked down long before Wall Street got wobbly, and now they're bargains worth examining. Read Article

AVY: Buy Avery Dennison for High Yields

Avery Dennison offers income investors a buying opportunity as its dividend yield has not pierced the 3% level since early 2013. Read Article

KMI Stock: Cash Flows Keep Rolling In at Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan announced another knock-out quarter for KMI stock. But the best times could still be ahead. Read Article

GME: Keep an Eye on Risky GameStop

New gaming counsels and software drive increased sales, but growing competition and flat industry sales lead GameStop to diversify to mitigate earnings peaks and valleys. Read Article

15 Top Dividend Growth Stocks of the Past Decade

Dividend growth investing relies on consistent earnings growth. These 15 dividend champions have achieved the highest 10-year dividend growth rates. Read Article

3 Railroad Stocks for Steady Dividends & Growth

Coal's decline has impacted railroad revs, but energy is nonetheless powering railroad stocks like CSX, NSC and UNP along. Read Article

3 Cheap REITs With High Yield

These three REITs are trading off recent highs and pay big, high yields. They have risks, but they still might be worth a portfolio spot. Read Article

2 Best High-Yield REITs for Income and Growth

These top REITs have strong analyst outlooks, nice fundamentals with room for growth, smart ownership and hefty dividends. Read Article

Senior Housing Properties: A 7% Yielder Backed by the Graying of America

This senior housing REIT is on the right side of the demographic shift, and its 7% yield makes it an attractive pick in a low-yield environment. Read Article

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for October

The market is suffering its worst slump in eight months, which has shaken up our list of top dividend stocks. Read Article

NE: Paragon Spinoff Will Benefit Noble Corp.

Noble's focus on high-specification rigs and more difficult drilling will leave it less sensitive to day rate fluctuations but still expose it to overall energy market conditions. Read Article

Potential Cablevision Deal Is Good for Income Investors

Long-term deterioration of Cablevision customer base is slow, holding limited risk that the dividend will be cut in the near to mid-term. Read Article