Dividend Stocks

Many investors overlook the importance of steady income. No matter your investment profile, dividends provide stable growth with consistent payments that accrue and compound over time. If you plan to retire wealthy, you need stocks that will pay you to own them. Our investment analysts uncover the companies with high yields, stocks increasing payouts and Dividend Aristocrats that have raised dividends steadily for 25+ years, plus much more.

Bank of America Stock: Defense Still Wins Championships

You don't want all your money in Bank of America stock, but defense wins championships and keeps your portfolio strong. Bank of America worries about falling interest rates but is spending $10 billion to keep up with the fintechs in technology.

Stable Dividend, Minimal Growth Makes Exxon Mobil Stock a Hold

With upside questionable but downside protected by the dividend play, XOM stock is a hold. Investors should consider entering a position if the company starts trading at a discount to its peers.

AT&T Stock is Now the Content Play Formerly Known as a Tech Stock

AT&T is extracting money from customers as best it can, spinning retreats as advances while quietly laying people off, all in the name of maintaining its 6% T stock dividend

Is Qualcomm Stock Presenting Investors With the Perfect Opportunity?

Qualcomm stock has been under pressure lately, as investors worry about its legal risks. But the charts look good for QCOM stock.

Why $70 Looks Like a Floor for Exxon Stock

$70 might be a floor for the XOM stock price. In this environment, it's hard to see investors passing on a 5% yield of Exxon Mobil stock.

CVS Stock Will Come Back Strong, but Be Wary of Upcoming Earnings

Long-term shareholders in the retail pharma giant CVS stock are likely to be rewarded handsomely

This Very Well May Be the Beginning of the End for Exxon Stock

Over the long term demand growth for oil is slowing, making it more difficult for Exxon to keep earning the dividends that keep its stock price up.

2 Reasons to Buy and Hold Dow Stock

As the industry navigates through challenging terrain, Dow stock has an attractive dividend payout to sustain.

10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

If you're looking for dependable income, these are 10 great monthly dividend stocks to buy for the regular payouts.

Qualcomm Is an Attractive Chip Stock to Buy

Qualcomm faced a lot of volatility lately, but things are looking up and the QCOM stock dividend is attractive.

3 Reasons Why Investors Should Buy JP Morgan Stock Before JPM’s Earnings

JP Morgan may deliver relatively weak quarterly results. But JP Morgan stock is on a great trajectory going forward.

Despite Moving Higher, Exxon Stock Still Underperforms

XOM stock has moved higher recently, but with the firm lagging Chevron in many areas, XOM will likely struggle to gain traction longer term.

Going Into Earnings, Approach CSX Stock With Caution

CSX will likely beat earnings estimates again, but a possible guidance cut or economic conditions could end the bull run of CSX stock.

3 Things to Consider Before Becoming a 3M Stock Contrarian

Although 3M stock has fallen out of favor among analysts, MMM stock looks like a good contrarian opportunity.

Seriously, Nokia’s 5G Portfolio Makes NOK Stock Worth a Shot

NOK stock appears to be fighting a losing battle, but NOK has positioned itself for more growth than most expect.

10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond

These 10 stocks don't quite qualify as "set it and forget it" plays. All have some degree of risk. But the risks seem worth taking for the potential rewards, which include near-term income, longer-term growth, and potential capital appreciation.

4 Reasons to Accumulate Target Stock on Any Weakness

Target stock is a buy on any weakness. The company's comparable store sales growth is likely to continue, boosting TGT stock in the long run.

Caterpillar Stock Is a Growth Play and (Maybe) an Income Play

CAT stock is attractive for income-oriented investors, but an opportunity to profit from Caterpillar stock could appear for growth investors.

IBM Stock’s Purchase of Red Hat Opens to Skeptical Reviews

Red Hat was supposed to turn IBM stock into a sort of fast-moving advocate of hybrid cloud. Early indications are that isn't happening.

Caterpillar Stock Is a Buy Even as Worries of a Recession Loom

CAT has remained sideways in the last 12-months. With strong business performance amidst economic headwinds, the stock is a buy.