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)
2.2%$3.4211/19/2014191612.9%Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – DY MTZ PLL CUB
Abbott LaboratoriesAbbott Laboratories
(NYE:ABT)
2%$0.8810/10/2014192615.4%Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ACOR CBPO CELG AMGN
AFLACAFLAC
(NYE:AFL)
2.6%$1.5611/17/20141973-10.7%Insurance, Oil, and Casinos — 11 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
Air Products & ChemicalsAir Products & Chemicals
(NYE:APD)
2.1%$3.0812/30/2014195429.9%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – APD CF BAK ACH
Archer Daniels MidlandArcher Daniels Midland
(NYE:ADM)
1.8%$0.9611/18/2014192722.5%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – CAG SAM TR STZ
AT&TAT&T
(NYE:T)
5.2%$1.8410/08/20141984-0.1%Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for December
Atmos EnergyAtmos Energy
(NYE:ATO)
2.9%$1.5611/20/2014198418.3%Biggest Movers in Utilities Stocks Now – CQP SJI OKE MDU
Automatic Data ProcessingAutomatic Data Processing
(NGS:ADP)
2.3%$1.9612/10/201419745%Chemicals, Payroll Top 4 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
Becton, Dickinson & CoBecton, Dickinson & Co
(NYE:BDX)
1.7%$2.4012/08/2014192627.8%Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – NLNK BDX NKTR LCI
Bemis CompanyBemis Company
(NYE:BMS)
2.7%$1.0811/13/20141922-3%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – CLF EGO SHI GGB
Brown-FormanBrown-Forman
(NYE:BF.B)
1.3%$1.2612/02/2014196025.9%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – CAG SAM TR STZ
C.R. BardC.R. Bard
(NYE:BCR)
0.5%$0.8810/16/2014196024.8%5 Stocks With Strong Earnings Momentum — KNSY REGI BELFB STV BCR
Cardinal HealthCardinal Health
(NYE:CAH)
1.7%$1.3712/30/2014198322%5 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now
ChevronChevron
(NYE:CVX)
3.7%$4.2811/14/20141912-7.8%Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for December
Chubb CorporationChubb Corporation
(NYE:CB)
2%$2.0009/17/201419026.1%Hottest Financial Stocks Now – BMA ALL ACE BFR
Cincinnati FinancialCincinnati Financial
(NGS:CINF)
3.5%$1.7612/15/20141954-2.8%10 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now
CintasCintas
(NGS:CTAS)
1.2%$0.8511/05/2014198422.6%Biggest Movers in Services Stocks Now – CTAS DKS CAB DSW
CloroxClorox
(NYE:CLX)
3%$2.9601/26/201519687.7%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – SAFM DAR AKO.A CCU
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
(NYE:KO)
2.8%$1.2211/26/201418937.2%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – HAIN NUS HLF HRL
Colgate-PalmoliveColgate-Palmolive
(NYE:CL)
2.1%$1.4410/15/201418955.3%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – CAG SAM TR STZ
Consolidated EdisonConsolidated Edison
(NYE:ED)
4%$2.5211/07/2014188512.8%Hottest Utilities Stocks Now – ABY CVA NI HNP
Dover CorporationDover Corporation
(NYE:DOV)
2%$1.6011/25/20141947-16%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – MLI SWM AA MON
EcolabEcolab
(NYE:ECL)
1%$1.1009/12/201419369.1%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – AVP SEB BUD AGRO
Emerson ElectricEmerson Electric
(NYE:EMR)
2.9%$1.8811/12/20141947-6.8%Gourmet Coffee, Gourmet Foods Top 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
ExxonMobilExxonMobil
(NYE:XOM)
2.9%$2.7611/07/20141882-6.6%Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for December
Family DollarFamily Dollar
(NYE:FDO)
1.6%$1.2409/11/2014197621.7%Baby Wipes Recall: 10 Brands With Possible Bacteria Contamination
Franklin ResourcesFranklin Resources
(NYE:BEN)
0.8%$0.4809/26/20141981-1.2%Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – CBOE GBL BEN IBOC
Genuine PartsGenuine Parts
(NYE:GPC)
2.3%$2.3012/03/2014194822.4%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – GT NKE GPC SNA
HCPHCP
(NYE:HCP)
4.9%$2.1811/06/2014198522.4%The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Years
HormelHormel
(NYE:HRL)
1.9%$1.0001/15/2015192816.7%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – HAIN NUS HLF HRL
Illinois Tool WorksIllinois Tool Works
(NYE:ITW)
2%$1.9412/29/2014193313.6%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – TTM GWW TM KNM
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
(NYE:JNJ)
2.6%$2.8011/21/2014194417.1%Best ETFs For Large-Cap Value  
Kimberly-ClarkKimberly-Clark
(NYE:KMB)
2.9%$3.3612/03/201419359.3%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – FIZZ OC AGRO CCU
Leggett & PlattLeggett & Platt
(NYE:LEG)
2.9%$1.2412/11/2014193935.9%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – MTOR GT JAH BYI
Lowe’sLowe’s
(NYE:LOW)
1.5%$0.9201/16/2015196126.9%Lowe’s Stock Has More Room to Run
McCormick & CoMcCormick & Co
(NYE:MKC)
2.2%$1.6012/29/201419255.7%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – USTR BF.A DLX ADM
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
(NYE:MCD)
3.5%$3.4011/26/20141976-0.8%Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for December
MedtronicMedtronic
(NYE:MDT)
1.7%$1.2210/01/2014197728%3 Medical Devices Stocks to Buy Now
NucorNucor
(NYE:NUE)
2.7%$1.4809/26/201419731.6%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – AU RGLD GOLD GFI
PepsiCoPepsiCo
(NYE:PEP)
2.7%$2.6612/03/2014195219.8%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – THS HSY GMK VCO
PPG IndustriesPPG Industries
(NYE:PPG)
1.2%$2.6811/06/2014189914.4%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SQM RPM BAK SHW
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
(NYE:PG)
2.9%$2.5710/22/201418919.2%Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for December
Sherwin-WilliamsSherwin-Williams
(NYE:SHW)
0.9%$2.2011/12/2014197931.1%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SQM RPM BAK SHW
Sigma-AldrichSigma-Aldrich
(NGS:SIAL)
0.7%$0.9211/26/2014197045.2%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – SIM VALE TX TNH
Stanley Black & DeckerStanley Black & Decker
(NYE:SWK)
2.2%$2.0812/03/2014187717.4%5 Machinery Stocks to Sell Now
SyscoSysco
(NYE:SYY)
3%$1.2012/30/2014197010.6%Semiconductor Giant Dominates 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
T. Rowe PriceT. Rowe Price
(NGS:TROW)
2.1%$1.7612/12/20141986-0.8%Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – BR FII BAP KEY
TargetTarget
(NYE:TGT)
2.9%$2.0811/17/2014196514.1%Hottest Services Stocks Now – CZR BBY RH CATO
UGIUGI
(NYE:UGI)
2.3%$0.8712/11/20141885-9%Hottest Utilities Stocks Now – TERP KMP EPB KMI
Universal Health Realty TrustUniversal Health Realty Trust
(NYE:UHT)
5.2%$2.5209/12/2014198720.1%5 Reasons I Own So Many Individual Dividend Paying Stocks
V.F. CorporationV.F. Corporation
(NYE:VFC)
1.7%$1.2812/05/2014194118.8%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – PVH DAN RL ALSN
W.W. GraingerW.W. Grainger
(NYE:GWW)
1.7%$4.3211/06/20141965-3.2%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – GT NKE GPC SNA
WalgreenWalgreen
(NYE:WAG)
2%$1.3511/13/2014193319.2%5 Stocks to Watch Closely for the Rest of 2014
WalmartWalmart
(NYE:WMT)
2.3%$1.9212/03/201419738%Walmart (WMT) Loses Merchandising Chief Right Before Black Friday
COMPANY DIVIDEND YIELD ANNUAL DIV RATE EX-DIV DATE DIVIDENDS PAID SINCE YTD RETURN RECENT NEWS

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