47 Stocks to Buy For the Dividend Rush

In this low interest rate environment, dividends are still looking great. After all, the S&P 500 currently yields about 2%, and that is a heck of a lot better than you can get through most savings accounts. On top of this, dividends do two important things:

  1. First, a generous dividend payment lowers a stock’s volatility. I’d much rather own a stock that’s stable rather than one that scatters all over the place.
  2. They also tell me how much money a company really has. If the company is willing to part with cash in the form of a dividend payment, then I know they really earned it.

But you still have to do your homework and screen dividend stocks for fundamental health. Stock selection remains critical with dividend stocks, because if you choose them correctly, you can make a fortune both as your invested capital appreciates over the years—and as the quarterly dividend grows.

And now is the perfect time to do so because we’re coming up on a bunch of ex-dividend dat
es over the next few weeks. I’ve listed the big dividends below, as well as my current Portfolio Grader ranking for each of these stocks.

Symbol Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Payout Yield My Recommendation
BAM Brookfield Asset Management 27-May 30-Jun $0.18 0.88% Strong Buy
CLDT Chatham Lodging TrustREIT 27-May 26-Jun $0.10 4.34% Strong Buy
CRI Carter’s, Inc. 19-May 5-Jun $0.22 0.89% Strong Buy
EFX Equifax 20-May 15-Jun $0.29 1.17% Strong Buy
FDS Factset Research Systems 27-May 16-Jun $0.44 1.09% Strong Buy
HBI Hanesbrands, Inc. 19-May 11-Jun $0.10 1.26% Strong Buy
TGT Target 18-May 10-Jun $0.52 2.58% Strong Buy
TSO Tesoro 27-May 15-Jun $0.43 1.93% Strong Buy
Symbol Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Payout Yield My Recommendation
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corp 14-May 1-Jun $0.29 1.01% Buy
AEM Agnico-Eagle Mines 28-May 15-Jun $0.08 0.99% Buy
ALK Alaska Air Group, Inc. 19-May 4-Jun $0.20 1.21% Buy
ALV Autoliv Inc. 18-May 4-Jun $0.56 1.86% Buy
ARMK ARAMARK Holdings Corp 18-May 9-Jun $0.09 1.29% Buy
AVY Avery Dennison 1-Jun 17-Jun $0.37 2.54% Buy
BCO Brinks Co. 14-May 1-Jun $0.10 1.21% Buy
BG Bunge Ltd. 15-May 2-Jun $0.34 1.51% Buy
CBOE CBOE Holdings 27-May 19-Jun $0.21 1.45% Buy
COL Rockwell Colins 15-May 8-Jun $0.33 1.36% Buy
COLM Columbia Sportswear 19-May 4-Jun $0.15 1.06% Buy
CSX CSX Corp 27-May 15-Jun $0.18 2.00% Buy
CTB Cooper Tire & Rubber Company 28-May 29-Jun $0.11 1.16% Buy
CVC Cablevision Systems 20-May 12-Jun $0.15 2.99% Buy
DK Delek U.S. Holdings 21-May 16-Jun $0.15 1.66% Buy
EL Estee Lauder 27-May 15-Jun $0.24 1.09% Buy
FIG Fortress Investment Group LLC 14-May 21-May $0.08 3.96% Buy
GS Goldman Sachs 28-May 29-Jun $0.65 1.29% Buy
JWN Nordstrom Inc. 27-May 12-Jun $0.37 1.92% Buy
LLY Eli Lilly 14-May 10-Jun $0.50 2.72% Buy
LMT Lockheed Martin 28-May 26-Jun $1.50 3.15% Buy
MAR Marriott International, Inc. 20-May 26-Jun $0.25 1.25% Buy
MCO Moody’s Corp 18-May 10-Jun $0.34 1.27% Buy
MHFI McGraw-Hill Financial 22-May 10-Jun $0.33 1.23% Buy
PRGO Perrigo Company 27-May 16-Jun $0.13 0.26% Buy
RBA Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers 27-May 19-Jun $0.14 2.00% Buy
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 15-May 2-Jun $0.30 1.65% Buy
RGC Regal Entertainment Group 29-May 12-Jun $0.22 4.22% Buy
RHI Robert Half International 20-May 15-Jun $0.20 1.41% Buy
RMAX Re/Max Holdings Inc 19-May 4-Jun $0.13 1.44% Buy
SMG Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. 22-May 10-Jun $0.45 2.75% Buy
SNA Snap-On 18-May 10-Jun $0.53 1.36% Buy
TRI Thomson Reuters 19-May 15-Jun $0.34 3.30% Buy
TSCO Tractor Supply Company 14-May 2-Jun $0.20 0.73% Buy
TWX Time Warner 27-May 15-Jun $0.35 1.69% Buy
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. 19-May 12-Jun $0.34 1.60% Buy
WEN The Wendy’s Company 28-May 15-Jun $0.06 1.98% Buy
Symbol Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Payout Yield My Recommendation
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co. 19-May 11-Jun $0.28 2.17% Hold
AGNC American Capital Agency REIT 27-May 5-Jun $0.20 11.68% Hold
ALJ Alon USA Energy 15-May 5-Jun $0.15 3.69% Hold
B Barnes Group 26-May 10-Jun $0.12 1.21% Hold
BGFV Big 5 Sporting Goods 28-May 15-Jun $0.10 2.73% Hold
CA CA Inc. 26-May 16-Jun $0.25 3.22% Hold
CCL Carnival Corp 20-May 12-Jun $0.25 2.16% Hold
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 15-May 9-Jun $0.06 1.57% Hold
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc 27-May 12-Jun $0.40 1.32% Hold
HON Honeywell 19-May 10-Jun $0.52 2.02% Hold
HSY Hershey Company 21-May 15-Jun $0.54 2.28% Hold
LYB LyondellBasell Industries 28-May 15-Jun $0.78 3.02% Hold
LZB La-Z-Boy Incorporated 26-May 10-Jun $0.08 1.22% Hold
MGA Magna International 27-May 12-Jun $0.22 1.55% Hold
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation 18-May 10-Jun $0.50 1.96% Hold
MSFT Microsoft 19-May 11-Jun $0.31 2.62% Hold
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 19-May 12-Jun $0.10 1.89% Hold
SIX Six Flags Entertainment 22-May 8-Jun $0.52 4.38% Hold
SLW Silver Wheaton Corp 18-May 2-Jun $0.05 1.00% Hold
SO Southern Company 14-May 6-Jun $0.54 4.98% Hold
STI SunTrust Banks 27-May 15-Jun $0.24 2.25% Hold
TSN Tyson Foods 28-May 15-Jun $0.10 0.97% Hold
UIHC United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NDA) 20-May 29-May $0.05 1.27% Hold
UPS United Parcel Service 14-May 3-Jun $0.73 2.90% Hold
Symbol Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Payout Yield My Recommendation
ABX Barrick Gold 27-May 15-Jun $0.05 1.56% Sell
AFL Aflac 18-May 1-Jun $0.39 2.44% Sell
AMAT Applied Materials 19-May 11-Jun $0.10 2.01% Sell
APO Apollo Global Management LLC 18-May 29-May $0.33 6.09% Sell
BAX Baxter International 28-May 1-Jul $0.52 3.00% Sell
BWA BorgWarner Inc. 28-May 15-Jun $0.13 0.66% Sell
CR Crane Co. 27-May 9-Jun $0.33 2.18% Sell
DBD Diebold, Inc. 20-May 12-Jun $0.29 3.39% Sell
FLR Fluor Corp 29-May 2-Jul $0.21 1.40% Sell
GLW Corning Inc. 27-May 30-Jun $0.12 2.25% Sell
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 21-May 9-Jun $0.75 2.97% Sell
K Kellogg Co. 28-May 15-Jun $0.49 3.07% Sell
LLL L-3 Communications Holdings 14-May 15-Jun $0.65 2.23% Sell
LXK Lexmark International Inc. 27-May 12-Jun $0.36 3.30% Sell
MAN ManpowerGroup 28-May 15-Jun $0.80 1.87% Sell
MFC Manulife Financial 18-May 19-Jun $0.17 3.25% Sell
NUS Nu Skin Enterprises 20-May 10-Jun $0.35 2.76% Sell
PSX Phillips 66 14-May 1-Jun $0.56 2.78% Sell
QCOM Qualcomm, Inc. 1-Jun 24-Jun $0.48 2.78% Sell
RAIL FreightCar America 19-May 27-May $0.09 1.46% Sell
SLB Schlumberger Ltd. 1-Jun 10-Jul $0.50 2.18% Sell
SLF Sun Life Financial 22-May 30-Jun $0.38 4.49% Sell
ZION Zions Bancorp 19-May 28-May $0.06 0.84% Sell
Symbol Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Payout Yield My Recommendation
BEAV B/E Aerospace Inc 14-May 6-Jul $0.19 1.27% Strong Sell
BTU Peabody Energy 15-May 9-Jun $0.00 0.22% Strong Sell
CBT Cabot Corp 27-May 12-Jun $0.22 2.06% Strong Sell
CPA Copa Holdings S.A 27-May 15-Jun $0.84 3.59% Strong Sell
CVX Chevron Corp 15-May 10-Jun $1.07 3.99% Strong Sell
DB Deutsche Bank ADR 22-May 22-May $0.75 2.32% Strong Sell
DOV Dover Corp. 27-May 15-Jun $0.40 2.13% Strong Sell
E Eni ADR 15-May 5-Jun $0.91 4.80% Strong Sell
HOG Harley-Davidson 26-May 12-Jun $0.31 2.18% Strong Sell
L Loews Corp 28-May 12-Jun $0.06 0.61% Strong Sell
MAT Mattel 20-May 12-Jun $0.38 5.55% Strong Sell
MRO Marathon Oil 18-May 10-Jun $0.21 2.96% Strong Sell


Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

P.S. If you’d like to learn more about choosing the best dividend stocks, you’ll love my new Dividend Grader tool! This stock screening resource uses different criteria from Portfolio Grader and is designed to isolate the strongest dividend payers on the market.

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