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%$4.1002/11/201519161.1%Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – SPR LNN BEAV HW
Abbott LaboratoriesAbbott Laboratories
(NYE:ABT)
2.2%$0.9601/13/201519260.5%Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – VAR CSII RDY SLXP
AFLACAFLAC
(NYE:AFL)
2.7%$1.5611/17/20141973-5.6%45 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks That Increased Payouts in Q4 2014
Air Products & ChemicalsAir Products & Chemicals
(NYE:APD)
2.2%$3.0812/30/201419541.9%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – APD BAK BMS FBR
Archer Daniels MidlandArcher Daniels Midland
(NYE:ADM)
2%$0.9611/18/20141927-7.8%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – IBA OC KOF GIS
AT&TAT&T
(NYE:T)
5.8%$1.8801/07/20151984-1.9%T Stock – Put AT&T On Hold
Atmos EnergyAtmos Energy
(NYE:ATO)
2.7%$1.5611/20/201419845.3%Biggest Movers in Utilities Stocks Now – MGEE PNM AVA BKH
Automatic Data ProcessingAutomatic Data Processing
(NGS:ADP)
2.3%$1.9603/11/201519741.2%45 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks That Increased Payouts in Q4 2014
Becton, Dickinson & CoBecton, Dickinson & Co
(NYE:BDX)
1.7%$2.4012/08/201419260.8%45 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks That Increased Payouts in Q4 2014
Bemis CompanyBemis Company
(NYE:BMS)
2.4%$1.0811/13/20141922-1.8%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – APD BAK BMS FBR
Brown-FormanBrown-Forman
(NYE:BF.B)
1.4%$1.2603/06/201519603%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – REV THS TR ECL
C.R. BardC.R. Bard
(NYE:BCR)
0.5%$0.8801/22/201519606.2%5 Stocks With Prime Earnings Momentum — KNSY REGI BELFB STV BCR
Cardinal HealthCardinal Health
(NYE:CAH)
1.6%$1.3712/30/201419835.1%Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – ANAC BLUE THRX HALO
ChevronChevron
(NYE:CVX)
4.1%$4.2811/14/20141912-8.2%3 Best Mutual Funds for Conservative Investors
Chubb CorporationChubb Corporation
(NYE:CB)
2%$2.0012/17/20141902-0.9%Hottest Financial Stocks Now – BMA ALL ACE BFR
Cincinnati FinancialCincinnati Financial
(NGS:CINF)
3.4%$1.7612/15/201419540.1%10 for 10: Dividend Stocks for Every Sector
CintasCintas
(NGS:CTAS)
1.1%$0.8511/05/201419841.8%Biggest Movers in Services Stocks Now – PIR KMX CTAS MSG
CloroxClorox
(NYE:CLX)
2.8%$2.9601/26/201519684.3%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – NWL ECL THS STZ
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
(NYE:KO)
2.9%$1.2211/26/20141893-0.3%Pepsi True to Take on Coca-Cola Life in 3 US Cities
Colgate-PalmoliveColgate-Palmolive
(NYE:CL)
2.2%$1.4401/21/20151895-0.2%Why McDonald’s, Coach, and Colgate-Palmolive are 3 of Today’s Best Stocks
Consolidated EdisonConsolidated Edison
(NYE:ED)
3.7%$2.6002/13/201518858.2%Biggest Movers in Utilities Stocks Now – ORA EXLP ED IDA
Dover CorporationDover Corporation
(NYE:DOV)
2.3%$1.6011/25/20141947-2.2%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – UFS AIN WOR GSM
EcolabEcolab
(NYE:ECL)
1.1%$1.1012/12/20141936-0.1%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – NWL ECL THS STZ
Emerson ElectricEmerson Electric
(NYE:EMR)
3.3%$1.8811/12/20141947-7.9%Biggest Movers in Technology Stocks Now – INFA TDC SMCI OTEX
ExxonMobilExxonMobil
(NYE:XOM)
3.1%$2.7602/06/20151882-5.3%XOM: 2 Trades for Oil-Slicked Exxon Stock Ahead of Earnings
Family DollarFamily Dollar
(NYE:FDO)
1.6%$1.2409/11/20141976-3.8%Dollar Tree to Family Dollar: Enough Is Enough!
Franklin ResourcesFranklin Resources
(NYE:BEN)
1.2%$0.6012/29/20141981-4.9%Hottest Financial Stocks Now – NBG FCFS FBP WTM
Genuine PartsGenuine Parts
(NYE:GPC)
2.4%$2.3012/03/20141948-10.5%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – FDML ICON PHG DLPH
HCPHCP
(NYE:HCP)
4.6%$2.1811/06/201419858.9%5 Senior Housing REITs With Growing Dividends
HormelHormel
(NYE:HRL)
1.9%$1.0001/15/201519280.8%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – TUP SEB MNST RAI
Illinois Tool WorksIllinois Tool Works
(NYE:ITW)
2.1%$1.9412/29/20141933-1%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – CRC SFLY HI DLPH
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
(NYE:JNJ)
2.8%$2.8002/20/20151944-2.1%Johnson & Johnson in the Latest Short Data
Kimberly-ClarkKimberly-Clark
(NYE:KMB)
3.1%$3.3612/03/20141935-4.6%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – AKO.B OC KMB VCO
Leggett & PlattLeggett & Platt
(NYE:LEG)
2.8%$1.2412/11/201419395.8%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – SNE DNKN TTM SCSS
Lowe’sLowe’s
(NYE:LOW)
1.3%$0.9201/16/201519611.6%Don’t Trade or Invest Based on the Northeast Winter Storm
McCormick & CoMcCormick & Co
(NYE:MKC)
2.2%$1.6012/29/20141925-2.3%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – CL AVP DEO UN
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
(NYE:MCD)
3.8%$3.4011/26/20141976-0.5%Why McDonald’s, Coach, and Colgate-Palmolive are 3 of Today’s Best Stocks
MedtronicMedtronic
(NYE:MDT)
1.7%$1.2212/30/201419771.1%Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – RMD PCRX ANAC IRWD
NucorNucor
(NYE:NUE)
3.4%$1.4912/29/20141973-10.8%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – CENX ABX TNH GLT
PepsiCoPepsiCo
(NYE:PEP)
2.8%$2.6612/03/201419521.6%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – TUP SEB MNST RAI
PPG IndustriesPPG Industries
(NYE:PPG)
1.2%$2.6802/18/20151899-2.4%2 Chemical Stocks to Buy as Oil Prices Fall
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
(NYE:PG)
3%$2.5701/21/20151891-6%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – IBA OC KOF GIS
Sherwin-WilliamsSherwin-Williams
(NYE:SHW)
0.8%$2.2011/12/201419794.5%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SSL CENX SYT HBM
Sigma-AldrichSigma-Aldrich
(NGS:SIAL)
0.7%$0.9211/26/201419700.3%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – SIM VALE TX TNH
Stanley Black & DeckerStanley Black & Decker
(NYE:SWK)
2.3%$2.0812/03/20141877-0.5%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – HAR KORS BC SWK
SyscoSysco
(NYE:SYY)
3%$1.2012/30/201419700.5%45 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks That Increased Payouts in Q4 2014
T. Rowe PriceT. Rowe Price
(NGS:TROW)
2.2%$1.7612/12/20141986-7.8%Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – ECPG NBG WF AV
TargetTarget
(NYE:TGT)
2.8%$2.0802/13/20151965-0.6%JCP: The JCPenney of the Past Isn’t Enough
UGIUGI
(NYE:UGI)
2.3%$0.8712/11/20141885-0.5%Biggest Movers in Utilities Stocks Now – DYN PCG WTR LNG
Universal Health Realty TrustUniversal Health Realty Trust
(NYE:UHT)
4.7%$2.5212/15/2014198713.4%5 Reasons I Own So Many Individual Dividend Paying Stocks
V.F. CorporationV.F. Corporation
(NYE:VFC)
1.8%$1.2812/05/20141941-4.7%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – SNE DECK HBI HELE
W.W. GraingerW.W. Grainger
(NYE:GWW)
1.9%$4.3202/05/20151965-7.4%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – RUSHB RUSHA PVH GIII
WalmartWalmart
(NYE:WMT)
2.2%$1.9212/03/201419732.1%Buy the Best With CVS Health
COMPANY DIVIDEND YIELD ANNUAL DIV RATE EX-DIV DATE DIVIDENDS PAID SINCE YTD RETURN RECENT NEWS

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