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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%$4.7011/22/2017191628.4%3M (MMM) Shares a Buy on Quant Score
Abbott LaboratoriesAbbott Laboratories
(NYE:ABT)
1.9%$1.0610/12/2017192644.6%High-Level Earnings Momentum Keep Abbott Laboratories (ABT) a Buy
AFLACAFLAC
(NYE:AFL)
2.1%$1.8011/14/2017197320.5%VF Corp (VFC) Leads 6 Dividend Stocks Boosting Payouts
Air Products & ChemicalsAir Products & Chemicals
(NYE:APD)
2.4%$3.8012/29/2017195412.3%Anemic Industry Group Rank Restrict Air Products & Chemicals (APD) Rating
Archer Daniels MidlandArcher Daniels Midland
(NYE:ADM)
3.2%$1.2811/15/20171927-13.6%Why Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Ford Motor Company (F) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Are 3 of Today’s Worst Stocks
AT&TAT&T
(NYE:T)
5.7%$1.9610/06/20171984-18.9%Sagging Industry Group Rank Make AT&T (T) a Sell
Atmos EnergyAtmos Energy
(NYE:ATO)
2.2%$1.9411/24/2017198420.5%Ex-Dividend Reminders Include Aramark, Nordstrom, Inc. (ARMK, JWN)
Automatic Data ProcessingAutomatic Data Processing
(NGS:ADP)
2.3%$2.5212/07/201719748.1%Automatic Data Processing Leads 7 Dividend Stocks Boosting Payouts
Becton, Dickinson & CoBecton, Dickinson & Co
(NYE:BDX)
1.3%$2.9209/07/2017192633.1%Exceptional Earnings Growth Metrics Raise Ranking of Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) to Strong Buy
Bemis CompanyBemis Company
(NYE:BMS)
2.6%$1.2011/14/20171922-3.9%These 5 Stocks Were Just Added to the Strong Sell List
Brown-FormanBrown-Forman
(NYE:BF.B)
1.2%$0.7309/06/2017196030.3%Nike Inc Leads 5 Dividend Stocks Boosting Payouts
C.R. BardC.R. Bard
(NYE:BCR)
0.3%$1.0412/07/2017196048.5%CR Bard (BCR) a Strong Buy on Top-End Quant Score
Cardinal HealthCardinal Health
(NYE:CAH)
3.2%$1.8512/29/20171983-20.1%Cardinal Health (CAH) a Sell on Flagging Earnings Momentum
ChevronChevron
(NYE:CVX)
3.8%$4.3211/16/20171912-2.5%Sales Growth Make Chevron (CVX) a Buy
Chubb CorporationChubb Corporation
(NYE:CB)
1.9%$2.8412/28/2017190212.5%Chubb (CB) a Buy on Robust Quant Score
Cincinnati FinancialCincinnati Financial
(NGS:CINF)
2.7%$2.0012/19/20171954-3%7 Retirement Stocks That Offer More Than Dividends
CintasCintas
(NGS:CTAS)
1.1%$1.6211/09/2017198428.9%Invest in These Top 4 GARP Stocks Now
CloroxClorox
(NYE:CLX)
2.5%$3.3601/23/2018196811.2%Trade of the Day: Clorox Co (CLX)
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
(NYE:KO)
3.2%$1.4811/30/2017189310.3%9 More Companies Whose Dividend Is in Danger
Colgate-PalmoliveColgate-Palmolive
(NYE:CL)
2.2%$1.6010/20/201718959.9%9 Must-Own Stocks That Have Paid Over a Century of Dividends
Consolidated EdisonConsolidated Edison
(NYE:ED)
3.2%$2.7611/14/2017188517.4%Consolidated Edison’s (ED) Robust Quant Score Keep it a Buy
Dover CorporationDover Corporation
(NYE:DOV)
2%$1.8811/29/2017194725.7%100 Actions to Take on The Dip
EcolabEcolab
(NYE:ECL)
1.1%$1.4809/18/2017193612.1%Ecolab (ECL) Industry Group Rank Penalize Rating
Emerson ElectricEmerson Electric
(NYE:EMR)
3.2%$1.9411/16/201719477.4%Automatic Data Processing Leads 7 Dividend Stocks Boosting Payouts
ExxonMobilExxonMobil
(NYE:XOM)
3.8%$3.0811/10/20171882-11.1%3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Halliburton Company, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Exxon Mobil Corporation
Franklin ResourcesFranklin Resources
(NYE:BEN)
2%$0.8009/28/201719812.3%4 Reasons that Make BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) Stock a Solid Pick Now
Genuine PartsGenuine Parts
(NYE:GPC)
3.1%$2.7009/07/20171948-9.8%5 Specialty Retail Stocks That Are Getting Smashed
HCPHCP
(NYE:HCP)
5.5%$1.4811/03/20171985-9.8%7 Stocks to Sell Thanks to TERRIBLE Seasonality
HormelHormel
(NYE:HRL)
2.1%$0.6810/20/20171928-4.9%10 Dividend Growth Stocks for 2018
Illinois Tool WorksIllinois Tool Works
(NYE:ITW)
2%$3.1212/28/2017193328.3%Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s Prospects Are Bright: Is It Time to Buy ITW Stock?
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
(NYE:JNJ)
2.4%$3.3611/27/2017194419.8%Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Healthy Quant Score Keep it a Buy
Kimberly-ClarkKimberly-Clark
(NYE:KMB)
3.4%$3.8812/07/201719350.2%10 More Simply Safe Dividend Stocks for Retirement
Leggett & PlattLeggett & Platt
(NYE:LEG)
3.1%$1.4412/14/20171939-5%10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts — TEL NWL FDS LEG CLX TSCO FNV SLF WAB CP
Lowe’sLowe’s
(NYE:LOW)
2%$1.6401/23/2018196112.8%3 Earnings Reports to Watch Before Thanksgiving
McCormick & CoMcCormick & Co
(NYE:MKC)
1.9%$1.8810/06/201719256.4%3 of the Best Food Industry Staples Stocks to Buy Now
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
(NYE:MCD)
2.4%$4.0411/30/2017197637%McDonalds (MCD) a Strong Buy on Stellar Quant Score
MedtronicMedtronic
(NYE:MDT)
2.3%$1.8409/28/2017197711.6%Medtronic (MDT) Rating Dropped to Sell
NucorNucor
(NYE:NUE)
2.8%$1.5109/28/20171973-7.9%Trade AK Steel Holding Corporation With Confidence After Earnings
PepsiCoPepsiCo
(NYE:PEP)
2.8%$3.2211/30/201719529.6%Earnings Momentum Keep PepsiCo (PEP) a Buy
PPG IndustriesPPG Industries
(NYE:PPG)
1.6%$1.8011/09/2017189920.1%9 Must-Own Stocks That Have Paid Over a Century of Dividends
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
(NYE:PG)
3.1%$2.7610/19/201718915.2%3 Reasons To Be Bearish On Procter & Gamble Co
Sherwin-WilliamsSherwin-Williams
(NYE:SHW)
0.9%$3.4011/16/2017197944%Sherwin Williams’ (SHW) Healthy Sales Growth Make it a Buy
Stanley Black & DeckerStanley Black & Decker
(NYE:SWK)
1.5%$2.5211/30/2017187742.4%9 Must-Own Stocks That Have Paid Over a Century of Dividends
SyscoSysco
(NYE:SYY)
2.6%$1.4401/04/20181970-0.9%9 Under-the-Radar Retirement Stocks to Buy
T. Rowe PriceT. Rowe Price
(NGS:TROW)
2.4%$2.2812/13/2017198627.5%3 Buy-Ranked Stocks That Just Crushed Earnings
TargetTarget
(NYE:TGT)
4.3%$2.4811/14/20171965-19.5%Uninspired Target Corporation Is Stuck in Another Era
UGIUGI
(NYE:UGI)
2.1%$1.0009/14/201718854.1%5 Bulletproof Dividend Stocks That Yield at Least 5% (T, LSI, BX, EOS, APU)
Universal Health Realty TrustUniversal Health Realty Trust
(NYE:UHT)
3.6%$2.6409/15/2017198711.7%5 Consistent Dividend Payers Raising Distributions
V.F. CorporationV.F. Corporation
(NYE:VFC)
2.6%$1.8412/07/2017194132.7%VF Corp (VFC) Leads 6 Dividend Stocks Boosting Payouts
W.W. GraingerW.W. Grainger
(NYE:GWW)
2.6%$5.1211/10/20171965-14.8%Why CSX Corporation (CSX), W W Grainger Inc (GWW) and United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL) Are 3 of Today’s Worst Stocks
WalmartWalmart
(NYE:WMT)
2.1%$2.0412/06/2017197341%5 Retail Stocks to Buy Ahead of Black Friday
COMPANY DIVIDEND YIELD ANNUAL DIV RATE EX-DIV DATE DIVIDENDS PAID SINCE YTD RETURN RECENT NEWS

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