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)
2.3%$3.4208/20/201419164.6%Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – RTN NOC MDC MMM
Abbott LaboratoriesAbbott Laboratories
(NYE:ABT)
2%$0.8810/10/2014192613.7%Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – SLXP ABT BDX HTWR
AFLACAFLAC
(NYE:AFL)
2.5%$1.4808/18/20141973-12.6%Trade of the Day: Aflac (AFL)
Air Products & ChemicalsAir Products & Chemicals
(NYE:APD)
2.3%$3.0809/29/2014195420.3%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SHI ATI MTX APD
Archer Daniels MidlandArcher Daniels Midland
(NYE:ADM)
1.9%$0.9608/19/2014192719.1%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – TAP MJN HRL ADM
AT&TAT&T
(NYE:T)
5.2%$1.8407/08/201419840.9%AT&T: Keep T Stock on Hold
Atmos EnergyAtmos Energy
(NYE:ATO)
3%$1.4808/21/201419848.4%Biggest Movers in Utilities Stocks Now – EPD BWP ETR EXLP
Automatic Data ProcessingAutomatic Data Processing
(NGS:ADP)
2.3%$1.9209/10/201419743.8%Hottest Services Stocks Now – RAD PIR MGM CHL
Becton, Dickinson & CoBecton, Dickinson & Co
(NYE:BDX)
1.9%$2.1809/05/201419262.9%Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – SLXP ABT BDX HTWR
Bemis CompanyBemis Company
(NYE:BMS)
2.8%$1.0808/15/20141922-4.4%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – X PKX AKS MWV
Brown-FormanBrown-Forman
(NYE:BF.B)
1.2%$1.1609/04/2014196023.2%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – TAP BUD DEO MO
C.R. BardC.R. Bard
(NYE:BCR)
0.6%$0.8807/17/201419609.9%5 Stocks With Great Earnings Momentum — KNSY REGI BELFB STV BCR
Cardinal HealthCardinal Health
(NYE:CAH)
1.8%$1.3709/29/2014198313.9%4 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now
ChevronChevron
(NYE:CVX)
3.4%$4.2808/15/20141912-0.1%16 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now
Chubb CorporationChubb Corporation
(NYE:CB)
2.2%$2.0009/17/20141902-4.7%Invest in Dividend Stocks for Retirement Planning
Cincinnati FinancialCincinnati Financial
(NGS:CINF)
3.6%$1.7609/15/20141954-7.6%10 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now
CintasCintas
(NGS:CTAS)
1.1%$0.7711/06/2013198412.7%Hottest Services Stocks Now – AMX LL MAN CTAS
CloroxClorox
(NYE:CLX)
3.3%$2.9610/27/20141968-2.4%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – VCO DPS CLX SBUX
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
(NYE:KO)
2.9%$1.2209/11/201418931.8%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – BRFS POST HSY BF.A
Colgate-PalmoliveColgate-Palmolive
(NYE:CL)
2.2%$1.4410/15/201418950.1%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – TAP MJN HRL ADM
Consolidated EdisonConsolidated Edison
(NYE:ED)
4.4%$2.5208/11/201418853.3%Biggest Movers in Utilities Stocks Now – CPL SE ATO CVA
Dover CorporationDover Corporation
(NYE:DOV)
1.9%$1.6008/27/20141947-11.6%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – BAK GPK PCP ASH
EcolabEcolab
(NYE:ECL)
0.9%$1.1009/12/2014193613.2%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – HLF NUS ECL AGRO
Emerson ElectricEmerson Electric
(NYE:EMR)
2.6%$1.7208/13/20141947-7.4%Biggest Movers in Technology Stocks Now – ATHN MDSO QLIK FNSR
ExxonMobilExxonMobil
(NYE:XOM)
2.8%$2.7608/11/20141882-4%Biggest Movers in Energy Stocks Now – ARP HEP FGP XOM
Family DollarFamily Dollar
(NYE:FDO)
1.6%$1.2409/11/2014197621.2%Dollar General Puts Family Dollar’s Fate in Investors’ Hands
Franklin ResourcesFranklin Resources
(NYE:BEN)
0.9%$0.4809/26/20141981-3.3%5 Lagging Dependable Dividend Stocks
Genuine PartsGenuine Parts
(NYE:GPC)
2.6%$2.3009/03/201419487.3%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – THRM COLM HELE RL
HCPHCP
(NYE:HCP)
5.5%$2.1808/07/2014198510.1%The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for September
HormelHormel
(NYE:HRL)
1.6%$0.8007/17/2014192811.8%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – VCO DPS CLX SBUX
Illinois Tool WorksIllinois Tool Works
(NYE:ITW)
2.2%$1.9409/26/201419335.4%Illinois Tool Works Could Break Sharply to the Upside (ITW)
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
(NYE:JNJ)
2.6%$2.8008/22/2014194417.9%3 Hot Ways to Play the Biotechnology Bonanza
Kimberly-ClarkKimberly-Clark
(NYE:KMB)
3.1%$3.3609/03/201419352.4%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – VCO DPS CLX SBUX
Leggett & PlattLeggett & Platt
(NYE:LEG)
3.5%$1.2409/11/2014193913.8%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – MLHR HBI WSM LEG
Lowe’sLowe’s
(NYE:LOW)
1.7%$0.9210/20/201419619.2%How Will the Home Depot Data Breach Affect HD Stock?
McCormick & CoMcCormick & Co
(NYE:MKC)
2.2%$1.4807/02/20141925-1%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – VCO CHD PG SEB
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
(NYE:MCD)
3.6%$3.4011/26/20141976-2.8%Burgers & Software Lead 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
MedtronicMedtronic
(NYE:MDT)
1.8%$1.2210/01/2014197715.4%3 Medical Devices Stocks to Buy Now
NucorNucor
(NYE:NUE)
2.6%$1.4809/26/201419738%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – X AKS NUE DD
PepsiCoPepsiCo
(NYE:PEP)
2.8%$2.6609/03/2014195213.1%Viral Video: Derek Jeter Says Goodbye in Gatorade Ad
PPG IndustriesPPG Industries
(NYE:PPG)
1.3%$2.6808/07/201418996.9%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – GRA GSM SIM KALU
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
(NYE:PG)
3%$2.5707/16/201418913.8%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – TAP DF WWAV BF.A
Sherwin-WilliamsSherwin-Williams
(NYE:SHW)
1%$2.2008/13/2014197920.2%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – ATU RXN PCL SHW
Sigma-AldrichSigma-Aldrich
(NGS:SIAL)
0.9%$0.9208/27/201419708.9%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SIAL GPK SMG FOE
Stanley Black & DeckerStanley Black & Decker
(NYE:SWK)
2.2%$2.0809/03/2014187715.6%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – SWK HELE TPX VFC
SyscoSysco
(NYE:SYY)
3.1%$1.1610/01/201419705.2%Whoa! Sysco Stored Raw Meat, Chicken and Dairy in Unrefrigerated Sheds
T. Rowe PriceT. Rowe Price
(NGS:TROW)
2.2%$1.7609/11/20141986-4.4%Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – BR FII BAP KEY
TargetTarget
(NYE:TGT)
3.3%$2.0811/17/201419650.9%SPLS: Staples Stands a Chance at Survival
UGIUGI
(NYE:UGI)
2.5%$0.8709/11/20141885-15.4%Biggest Movers in Utilities Stocks Now – EXLP WPZ TRGP KEP
Universal Health Realty TrustUniversal Health Realty Trust
(NYE:UHT)
6%$2.5209/12/201419875.1%5 Reasons I Own So Many Individual Dividend Paying Stocks
V.F. CorporationV.F. Corporation
(NYE:VFC)
1.6%$1.0509/05/201419417.7%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – SWK HELE TPX VFC
W.W. GraingerW.W. Grainger
(NYE:GWW)
1.7%$4.3208/07/20141965-0.8%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – NTK BYI ALV COLM
WalgreenWalgreen
(NYE:WAG)
2.1%$1.3508/19/201419339.5%WAG Ready to Outrun CVS Health with Jana Partners
WalmartWalmart
(NYE:WMT)
2.5%$1.9212/03/20141973-2.4%Alibaba: Jack Ma Wants To Be Bigger Than Walmart
COMPANY DIVIDEND YIELD ANNUAL DIV RATE EX-DIV DATE DIVIDENDS PAID SINCE YTD RETURN RECENT NEWS

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