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.

5 Utility Stocks to Buy for an Extra Durable Portfolio

With fixed income yields stuck in neutral, utilities remain in favor; and these five utility stocks to buy present the best investment opportunities in the space.

Earnings Show Walgreens Stock Is Still Going in the Wrong Direction

Walgreens' CEO, billionaire Staffano Pessina, is purely a retailer and running the company like one, while rival CVS Health becomes a managed care company.

5 Real Estate Stocks to Buy for Dividend Income

These real estate stocks have become some of the higher-paying dividend stocks while still delivering steady cash flows to investors.

The Gilead Stock Price Might Be Down, but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Cheap

At 9x earnings, GILD stock is cheap. But pressured earnings leave the market with little other choice.

New CEO Could Save Kraft Heinz Stock and KHC’s Shrinking Dividend

KHC's new CEO hopes to wring more profit from tired brands and find more wired ones. Investors should give him a chance to save Kraft stock.

6 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy

Finding safe dividend-yielding stocks that pay every month is tough. But these six monthly dividend stocks fit the bill.

7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now

It's never too early to start preparing for the next big downturn. Here are seven safe dividend stocks to ride out coming storms.

Cheap Chips Help Intel Prosper in the Cloud Despite Management Blunders

Intel is trading near its five-year high on strong growth from cloud data centers, but some analysts remain skeptical of its comeback.

7 Dividend Stocks That Could Struggle to Continue Payout Hikes

These dividend stocks have hiked payouts annually for years, but the rising cost could force a dividend cut if conditions turn negative.

Buying QCOM Stock Is a Great Move Based on Its 5G Future Alone

Despite various headwinds, long-term investors in the mobile chip giant QCOM stock are likely to benefit from the upcoming 5G revolution

Is Walmart Stock a Buy Ahead of the Mid-November Earnings Report?

In the next earnings report, Walmart stock investors would like to see that management is successful in striking a healthy equilibrium between physical stores and online retail sales

Wait Until After Exxon’s Earnings Report to Make a Decision on XOM Stock

XOM stock faces long-term and short-term challenges. Investors should wait until after XOM's Q3 report to decide whether to buy XOM.

9 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Every Investor

The best dividend stocks offer viable options that vary by investment style ... but these stocks that pay dividends are for everyone!

IBM Stock: A Speculative Dividend Aristocrat

IBM is two companies, a mainframe and services business that's declining and a cloud business that's growing. Analysts don't know what to think.

While It Looks Good Long Term, IBM Stock Has a Bumpy Ride Ahead

As IBM stock looks to cloud growth for its future, long-term investors may consider buying the shares regardless of near-term declines.

MCD Stock Is a Bit of a Gamble Ahead of Earnings

Down less than 6% from its highs, investors have to decide if McDonald's stock is worth chasing ahead of earnings.

Exxon Stock Offers Tremendous Value and a Great 5.1% Dividend Yield

Don't believe the critics, ExxonMobil's best days are still ahead of it. Here's why you can rely on XOM stock for dividends and growth in coming years.

8 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy for Consistent Income

Most dividend stocks pay out quarterly, which doesn’t necessarily suit our typical billing cycles. However, these eight companies offer payouts on a monthly basis.

Intel’s Free Cash Flow Makes INTC Stock a Buy

INTC will announce its Q3 results on Oct. 24. Despite its growth headwinds, Intel’s free cash flow makes INTC stock a buy for some investors.

7 Dividend Stocks to Buy (With Brands You Can Find In Your Kitchen)

With interest rates going down, investors are looking for safe dividend stocks to buy. Food and beverage companies are great options.