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)
2.6%$4.1002/11/2015191614.5%Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – AIR PNR COL MMM
Abbott LaboratoriesAbbott Laboratories
(NYE:ABT)
2.2%$0.9601/13/2015192615.5%Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ISRG VRTX CLVS VAR
AFLACAFLAC
(NYE:AFL)
2.6%$1.5611/17/20141973-11.6%Insurance, Oil, and Casinos — 11 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
Air Products & ChemicalsAir Products & Chemicals
(NYE:APD)
2.2%$3.0812/30/2014195426.1%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – TNH FBR STLD CW
Archer Daniels MidlandArcher Daniels Midland
(NYE:ADM)
1.9%$0.9611/18/2014192714.4%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – VCO HAIN CCU DEO
AT&TAT&T
(NYE:T)
5.6%$1.8410/08/20141984-7.1%iPhone 6 Deal: Walmart Slashes Price to $129
Atmos EnergyAtmos Energy
(NYE:ATO)
2.9%$1.5611/20/2014198418.5%Hottest Utilities Stocks Now – PCG EDE SCG ED
Automatic Data ProcessingAutomatic Data Processing
(NGS:ADP)
2.3%$1.9612/10/201419744.8%Chemicals, Payroll Top 4 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
Becton, Dickinson & CoBecton, Dickinson & Co
(NYE:BDX)
1.8%$2.4012/08/2014192623.8%3 Dividend Increases To Be Thankful For
Bemis CompanyBemis Company
(NYE:BMS)
2.4%$1.0811/13/201419228.1%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – SHI GOLD OLN MRC
Brown-FormanBrown-Forman
(NYE:BF.B)
1.4%$1.2612/02/2014196015.4%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – VCO HAIN CCU DEO
C.R. BardC.R. Bard
(NYE:BCR)
0.5%$0.8801/22/2015196026.1%5 Stocks With Strong Earnings Momentum — KNSY REGI BELFB STV BCR
Cardinal HealthCardinal Health
(NYE:CAH)
1.7%$1.3712/30/2014198320.7%4 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now
ChevronChevron
(NYE:CVX)
4%$4.2811/14/20141912-15.1%16 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now
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%$1.7612/15/20141954-3.1%10 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now
CintasCintas
(NGS:CTAS)
1.2%$0.8511/05/2014198422.2%Biggest Movers in Services Stocks Now – CTAS DKS CAB DSW
CloroxClorox
(NYE:CLX)
2.9%$2.9601/26/2015196810%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – VCO HAIN CCU DEO
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
(NYE:KO)
2.9%$1.2211/26/201418930.6%10 Dividend Stocks You’ll Give Your Kids One Day
Colgate-PalmoliveColgate-Palmolive
(NYE:CL)
2.1%$1.4410/15/201418955.3%10 Dividend Stocks You’ll Give Your Kids One Day
Consolidated EdisonConsolidated Edison
(NYE:ED)
3.9%$2.5211/07/2014188517.2%10 Dividend Stocks You’ll Give Your Kids One Day
Dover CorporationDover Corporation
(NYE:DOV)
2.2%$1.6011/25/20141947-26.2%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – SID GGB X DOV
EcolabEcolab
(NYE:ECL)
1.1%$1.1009/12/201419360.2%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – ANDE GMK TSN ECL
Emerson ElectricEmerson Electric
(NYE:EMR)
3.1%$1.8811/12/20141947-14.9%Biggest Movers in Technology Stocks Now – UIS UBNT PAY GRUB
ExxonMobilExxonMobil
(NYE:XOM)
3.1%$2.7611/07/20141882-12%10 Dividend Stocks You’ll Give Your Kids One Day
Family DollarFamily Dollar
(NYE:FDO)
1.6%$1.2409/11/2014197622%DG: Cautiously Add Dollar General to Your Portfolio
Franklin ResourcesFranklin Resources
(NYE:BEN)
1.1%$0.6012/29/20141981-5.4%Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – TPL HUM MOH DNP
Genuine PartsGenuine Parts
(NYE:GPC)
2.2%$2.3012/03/2014194824.9%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – MGA SCS GIL KNM
HCPHCP
(NYE:HCP)
4.8%$2.1811/06/2014198524.4%America’s 25 Highest-Yielding Large-Cap Dividend Stocks
HormelHormel
(NYE:HRL)
2%$1.0001/15/2015192812.6%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – VCO HAIN CCU DEO
Illinois Tool WorksIllinois Tool Works
(NYE:ITW)
2.1%$1.9412/29/2014193310.9%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – HAR WSM GIII HBI
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
(NYE:JNJ)
2.7%$2.8011/21/2014194413.6%How to Handle Energy Stocks as Oil Prices Drop
Kimberly-ClarkKimberly-Clark
(NYE:KMB)
3%$3.3612/03/201419359%Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – PPC THS BRFS OC
Leggett & PlattLeggett & Platt
(NYE:LEG)
3%$1.2412/11/2014193935.8%3 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy in December
Lowe’sLowe’s
(NYE:LOW)
1.4%$0.9201/16/2015196133.1%3 Stocks to Buy for a Bright Holiday Season
McCormick & CoMcCormick & Co
(NYE:MKC)
2.2%$1.6012/29/201419255.9%Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – SEB FDP IBA CLX
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
(NYE:MCD)
3.7%$3.4011/26/20141976-5.5%McDonald’s Facing French Fries Shortage in Japan
MedtronicMedtronic
(NYE:MDT)
1.7%$1.2210/01/2014197726.6%3 Medical Devices Stocks to Buy Now
NucorNucor
(NYE:NUE)
3%$1.4912/29/20141973-7.3%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – AU RGLD GOLD GFI
PepsiCoPepsiCo
(NYE:PEP)
2.8%$2.6612/03/2014195213%How to Handle Energy Stocks as Oil Prices Drop
PPG IndustriesPPG Industries
(NYE:PPG)
1.2%$2.6811/06/2014189917.2%2 Chemical Stocks to Buy as Oil Prices Fall
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
(NYE:PG)
2.8%$2.5710/22/2014189111.4%10 Dividend Stocks You’ll Give Your Kids One Day
Sherwin-WilliamsSherwin-Williams
(NYE:SHW)
0.9%$2.2011/12/2014197937.5%Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SHW RPM MWA SWC
Sigma-AldrichSigma-Aldrich
(NGS:SIAL)
0.7%$0.9211/26/2014197044.6%Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – SIM VALE TX TNH
Stanley Black & DeckerStanley Black & Decker
(NYE:SWK)
2.2%$2.0812/03/2014187717%10 Dividend Stocks You’ll Give Your Kids One Day
SyscoSysco
(NYE:SYY)
3%$1.2012/30/2014197011.1%Semiconductor Giant Dominates 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
T. Rowe PriceT. Rowe Price
(NGS:TROW)
2.1%$1.7612/12/201419860.3%Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – ECPG NBG WF AV
TargetTarget
(NYE:TGT)
2.8%$2.0811/17/2014196516.3%KR: Kroger Is the Best of the Big Grocery Stores
UGIUGI
(NYE:UGI)
2.4%$0.8712/11/20141885-11.5%Hottest Utilities Stocks Now – TERP KMP EPB KMI
Universal Health Realty TrustUniversal Health Realty Trust
(NYE:UHT)
5.3%$2.5209/12/2014198719.3%5 Reasons I Own So Many Individual Dividend Paying Stocks
V.F. CorporationV.F. Corporation
(NYE:VFC)
1.8%$1.2812/05/2014194117.3%Biggest Movers in Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – RUSHB NTK WWW RUSHA
W.W. GraingerW.W. Grainger
(NYE:GWW)
1.8%$4.3211/06/20141965-4.5%Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – UA DECK SFLY GWW
WalgreenWalgreen
(NYE:WAG)
1.9%$1.3511/13/2014193325.3%Biggest Movers in Services Stocks Now – FCN ABCO MMYT INFN
WalmartWalmart
(NYE:WMT)
2.3%$1.9212/03/201419737%Walmart Owes Employees $188M in ‘Rest Breaks’ Law Suit
COMPANY DIVIDEND YIELD ANNUAL DIV RATE EX-DIV DATE DIVIDENDS PAID SINCE YTD RETURN RECENT NEWS

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