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 Dow Jones Dividend Stocks With Sweet (And Sweetening!) Yields

All 30 Dow Jones stocks are dividend stocks, but they're not all made equal. Here are five high-yielding Dow stocks that just sweetened the pot. Read Article

Target Corporation: An Attractively Valued Dividend Champion on Sale (TGT)

Target Corporation is a dividend champion, which has paid dividends since 1965, with 48 consecutive annual increases. Can the streak continue? Read Article

Ex-Dividend Reminders Include Time Warner Inc and Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, Meredith, Time Warner, and Dunkin' Brands will all trade ex-dividend on May 25 Read Article

Ex-Dividend Reminders Include Blackbaud and Open Text (BLKB, OTEX)

Blackbaud, Open Text, and DST Systems will trade ex-dividend on May 25. Here are the respective payout dates for BLKB, DST, and OTEX stock. Read Article

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

These 10 companies aren't the absolute highest-yielding members of the S&P 500, but they're the best overall dividend stocks if you like yield AND stability. Read Article

8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts — JPM CLX MNRO LUV CB LEG NOC CATO

JPMorgan (JPM) and Northrop Grumman (NOC) were among the eight noteworthy dividend stocks boosting their payouts this week. Read Article

This 4-Stock Dividend Retirement Portfolio Yields 7.3%

It's tough to build a dividend retirement portfolio that provides a decent yield these days, but with these 4 closed-end funds you get a strong start Read Article

4 Reliable Dividend Payers Boosting Distributions

My dividend portfolio strategy includes looking for rock-steady stocks that deliver annual increases. These 4 dividend stocks fit the bill Read Article

3 New High-Yield Preferred Stock Issuances

Sunstone Hotels (SHO), Bank of America (BAC) and Goldman Sachs (GS) all have attractive new preferred stock to examine. Read Article

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) a Compelling High Yield Value

Verizon Communications Inc. is a dividend star that continues to deliver. Here's why income investors should strongly consider VZ stock today Read Article

Municipal Bonds Offer High Yields Without Stock Market Volatility

In a world of low interest rates where savings accounts offer less than 1%, investors are struggling to find yield. These municipal bonds offer options Read Article

3 Reliable REIT Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul

REIT stocks like O, GOV and SIR enjoy substantial cash flows, diversification and high occupancy, leading to high yields. Read Article

Start Your Dividend Portfolio With These Steady Stocks

Don't be intimidated by the process of creating a dividend portfolio. You can start out with these dividend stocks and follow my methods for the long term Read Article

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) – The Best Stock to Beat Volatility

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) is a juicy dividend stock and a recession-proof play for low-risk investors looking to avoid market volatility. Read Article

The Best of The Best Monthly Dividend Stocks: Stag Industrial Inc

I recently highlighted four solid monthly dividend stocks to buy. Today I'll focus on the best of the best: Stag Industrial Inc. Here's why... Read Article

5 Cheap Dividend Growth Stocks With 25% Upside

Here are five cheap dividend growth stocks with long-term bullish trends and expected increasing dividend payouts to build your portfolio Read Article

The 10 Best Dividend Stocks in Tech

Looking to do some income investing? Each of these technology giants pays a safe, growing dividend with an average yield of 3.1%. Read Article

Exxon Mobil Corporation: Is the Worst Over for XOM?

XOM stock never took it on the chin during the oil collapse. Exxon Mobil is back and in good shape. Read Article

What We Can Learn from Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Oil and gas prices are cyclical, with recent downturns pushing stock prices and dividends lower. Here's what investors can learn from the period Read Article

9 Low-Risk, High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy

Investors need to think about defensive plays with the ability to hang touch in any market, such as these low-risk dividend stocks yielding between 3% and 8%. Read Article