High-growth momentum stocks are nice, but many investors these days are more interested in stability and dependable dividends. If you’re an income-oriented investor, this list of Dependable Dividend Stocks is for you.

Some of these stocks may be boring, some of the yields may not be thrilling and some may not have impressive earnings growth in their future. But all of these Dependable Dividend Stocks are rock-solid when it comes to preserving capital and making regular dividend  payments. Check out the list below and sort by company, yield or dividend history.

COMPANY DIVIDEND YIELD ANNUAL DIV RATE EX-DIV DATE DIVIDENDS PAID SINCE YTD RETURN RECENT NEWS
3M3M
(NYE:MMM)
2.5%$3.4208/20/20141916-0.9%Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – LLL LPX MMM MDC
Abbott LaboratoriesAbbott Laboratories
(NYE:ABT)
2.1%$0.8810/10/201419268.5%Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – BLUE ANAC QGEN STJ
AFLACAFLAC
(NYE:AFL)
2.6%$1.4808/18/20141973-13.7%10 Blue-Chip Stocks for Decades of Dividend Growth
Air Products & ChemicalsAir Products & Chemicals
(NYE:APD)
2.4%$3.0809/29/2014195415.9%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – GPRE APD TREX BCPC
Archer Daniels MidlandArcher Daniels Midland
(NYE:ADM)
2.1%$0.9608/19/201419275.4%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – GMK RAI BF.B GIS
AT&TAT&T
(NYE:T)
5.3%$1.8410/08/20141984-1.9%5 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks for a Declining Market
Atmos EnergyAtmos Energy
(NYE:ATO)
2.9%$1.4808/21/2014198413.2%Biggest Movers in Utilities Stocks Now – OGE ATO MWE SE
Automatic Data ProcessingAutomatic Data Processing
(NGS:ADP)
2.6%$1.9209/10/20141974-7.7%Hottest Services Stocks Now – RAD PIR MGM CHL
Becton, Dickinson & CoBecton, Dickinson & Co
(NYE:BDX)
1.8%$2.1809/05/2014192612%Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – SLXP BDX WCG CLDX
Bemis CompanyBemis Company
(NYE:BMS)
2.8%$1.0808/15/20141922-5.1%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – CLF GOLD MT VALE
Brown-FormanBrown-Forman
(NYE:BF.B)
1.3%$1.1609/04/2014196017%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – GMK RAI BF.B GIS
C.R. BardC.R. Bard
(NYE:BCR)
0.6%$0.8810/16/2014196010.5%5 Stocks With Superb Earnings Momentum — KNSY REGI BELFB STV BCR
Cardinal HealthCardinal Health
(NYE:CAH)
1.8%$1.3709/29/2014198313.8%4 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now
ChevronChevron
(NYE:CVX)
3.8%$4.2808/15/20141912-8.7%Store List: Where Can I Use Apple Pay With My iPhone 6?
Chubb CorporationChubb Corporation
(NYE:CB)
2.1%$2.0009/17/20141902-2.6%Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – NBG MOH EVR SHG
Cincinnati FinancialCincinnati Financial
(NGS:CINF)
3.7%$1.7609/15/20141954-8.1%10 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now
CintasCintas
(NGS:CTAS)
1.2%$0.8511/05/2014198418.1%Hottest Services Stocks Now – URI BWS RH SAH
CloroxClorox
(NYE:CLX)
3%$2.9610/27/201419686.8%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – GMK RAI BF.B GIS
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
(NYE:KO)
3%$1.2211/26/20141893-1.7%Soda Stocks: 2 Winners, 2 Losers
Colgate-PalmoliveColgate-Palmolive
(NYE:CL)
2.2%$1.4410/15/201418950.2%3 Household Products Stocks to Sell Now
Consolidated EdisonConsolidated Edison
(NYE:ED)
4.1%$2.5211/07/2014188512%Hottest Utilities Stocks Now – EOC ED DUK PPL
Dover CorporationDover Corporation
(NYE:DOV)
2.1%$1.6008/27/20141947-21%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – WY CIR TCK HBM
EcolabEcolab
(NYE:ECL)
1%$1.1009/12/201419367.8%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – OC DF MDLZ REV
Emerson ElectricEmerson Electric
(NYE:EMR)
2.8%$1.7208/13/20141947-13.2%Hottest Technology Stocks Now – GRMN PBI BBRY AAPL
ExxonMobilExxonMobil
(NYE:XOM)
3%$2.7608/11/20141882-8%Invest in U.S. Dividend Stocks With Global Operations
Family DollarFamily Dollar
(NYE:FDO)
1.6%$1.2409/11/2014197618.5%Mergers and Acquisitions – The 5 Biggest Deals of Q3
Franklin ResourcesFranklin Resources
(NYE:BEN)
0.9%$0.4809/26/20141981-9.7%Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – CBOE GBL BEN IBOC
Genuine PartsGenuine Parts
(NYE:GPC)
2.5%$2.3009/03/2014194811.5%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – TM BC DW TPX
HCPHCP
(NYE:HCP)
5.1%$2.1808/07/2014198517.3%Biggest Movers in Services Stocks Now – RHI MMYT BID URI
HormelHormel
(NYE:HRL)
1.5%$0.8010/16/2014192816.3%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – OC LO HRL KOF
Illinois Tool WorksIllinois Tool Works
(NYE:ITW)
2.3%$1.9409/26/201419332.4%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – HOG MGA GNTX NAV
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
(NYE:JNJ)
2.8%$2.8011/21/2014194410.5%Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – BABY LUX PDLI ABBV
Kimberly-ClarkKimberly-Clark
(NYE:KMB)
3%$3.3609/03/201419357.8%Kimberly-Clark Layoffs: KMB to Cut Up to 1,300 Jobs
Leggett & PlattLeggett & Platt
(NYE:LEG)
3.5%$1.2409/11/2014193914.4%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – RGR SCS WHR NKE
Lowe’sLowe’s
(NYE:LOW)
1.7%$0.9210/20/201419618.9%Trade of the Day: Lowe’s (LOW)
McCormick & CoMcCormick & Co
(NYE:MKC)
2.2%$1.4810/08/20141925-0.9%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – GMK RAI BF.B GIS
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
(NYE:MCD)
3.7%$3.4011/26/20141976-6.3%CMG Stock Has Blowout Q3, but Outlook Fails to Impress
MedtronicMedtronic
(NYE:MDT)
1.9%$1.2210/01/2014197712.7%3 Medical Devices Stocks to Buy Now
NucorNucor
(NYE:NUE)
2.9%$1.4809/26/20141973-3.1%15 Top Dividend Growth Stocks of the Past Decade
PepsiCoPepsiCo
(NYE:PEP)
2.8%$2.6609/03/2014195213.9%Soda Stocks: 2 Winners, 2 Losers
PPG IndustriesPPG Industries
(NYE:PPG)
1.4%$2.6811/06/201418992.1%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – BAK IPHS NGD CLW
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
(NYE:PG)
3.1%$2.5710/22/201418913.5%5 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks for a Declining Market
Sherwin-WilliamsSherwin-Williams
(NYE:SHW)
1%$2.2008/13/2014197923.1%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – CCJ SHW MTX TNH
Sigma-AldrichSigma-Aldrich
(NGS:SIAL)
0.7%$0.9208/27/2014197044.5%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – SIM VALE TX TNH
Stanley Black & DeckerStanley Black & Decker
(NYE:SWK)
2.4%$2.0812/03/201418778.3%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – IRBT GNTX SWK SNE
SyscoSysco
(NYE:SYY)
3.1%$1.1610/01/201419704.3%3 Dividend Stocks That Have Delivered Cash for Decades
T. Rowe PriceT. Rowe Price
(NGS:TROW)
2.3%$1.7612/12/20141986-8.1%Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – BR FII BAP KEY
TargetTarget
(NYE:TGT)
3.4%$2.0811/17/20141965-3.1%Target Free Shipping to Run Oct. 22 Through Dec. 20
UGIUGI
(NYE:UGI)
2.4%$0.8709/11/20141885-12.8%Hottest Utilities Stocks Now – BKH DYN SJI ORA
Universal Health Realty TrustUniversal Health Realty Trust
(NYE:UHT)
5.5%$2.5209/12/2014198715.2%5 Reasons I Own So Many Individual Dividend Paying Stocks
V.F. CorporationV.F. Corporation
(NYE:VFC)
1.9%$1.2812/05/201419416.9%VF Remains a Reliable Buy
W.W. GraingerW.W. Grainger
(NYE:GWW)
1.9%$4.3208/07/20141965-9.3%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – TM BC DW TPX
WalgreenWalgreen
(NYE:WAG)
2.2%$1.3511/13/201419337.1%Store List: Where Can I Use Apple Pay With My iPhone 6?
WalmartWalmart
(NYE:WMT)
2.5%$1.9212/03/20141973-3.4%WMT News: Walmart Care Clinics Offer $40 Doctor Visits
COMPANY DIVIDEND YIELD ANNUAL DIV RATE EX-DIV DATE DIVIDENDS PAID SINCE YTD RETURN RECENT NEWS

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