164 Dividend Stocks to Put on Your Radar

In this 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 often 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 dates over the next few weeks. Note: These ratings are based on the Dividend Grader system, which follows different criteria than the Portfolio Grader system. For more information on the Dividend Grader formula, click here.

Dividend Stocks to Buy
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. 1.9% 6/07/2018 $0.65
AET Aetna Inc. 1.1% 7/24/2018 $0.50
ALL Allstate Corporation 1.7% 5/30/2018 $0.45
ANDV Andeavor 1.6% 5/30/2018 $0.60
ANTM Anthem, Inc. 1.2% 6/07/2018 $0.75
BAC Bank of America Corp 1.4% 5/31/2018 $0.12
BLL Ball Corporation 1.1% 5/31/2018 $0.10
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. 1.2% 6/14/2018 $0.37
BWA BorgWarner Inc. 1.2% 5/31/2018 $0.14
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. 3.5% 6/29/2018 $0.46
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. 2.1% 5/31/2018 $0.49
CMA Comerica Incorporated 1.2% 6/14/2018 $0.30
CMCSA Comcast Corporation 2.0% 7/02/2018 $0.19
CME CME Group Inc. 1.7% 6/07/2018 $0.72
D Dominion Energy Inc 4.9% 5/31/2018 $0.84
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated 1.8% 7/06/2018 $0.50
DOX Amdocs Limited 1.4% 6/28/2018 $0.25
DTE DTE Energy Company 3.4% 6/15/2018 $0.87
ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. 2.3% 6/28/2018 $0.55
EMN Eastman Chemical Company 2.0% 6/14/2018 $0.55
ERIE Erie Indemnity Company 2.9% 7/05/2018 $0.78
FAF First American Financial Corporation 2.7% 6/07/2018 $0.38
FHN First Horizon National Corporation 2.0% 6/07/2018 $0.12
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. 1.1% 6/14/2018 $0.30
FNF Fidelity National Financial, Inc. – FNF Group 2.8% 6/14/2018 $0.30
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated 2.5% 6/15/2018 $0.11
HD Home Depot, Inc. 2.0% 5/30/2018 $1.02
HOG Harley-Davidson, Inc. 3.5% 5/30/2018 $0.37
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. 1.6% 6/12/2018 $0.08
HRS Harris Corporation 1.5% 5/31/2018 $0.57
HUBB Hubbell Incorporated Class B 2.8% 5/30/2018 $0.77
HUN Huntsman Corporation 1.7% 6/14/2018 $0.15
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. 1.2% 6/13/2018 $0.24
INGR Ingredion Incorporated 2.0% 6/29/2018 $0.60
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc 2.0% 6/07/2018 $0.45
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. 2.0% 6/28/2018 $0.83
JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. 1.8% 5/31/2018 $0.16
K Kellogg Company 3.6% 5/31/2018 $0.54
KAR KAR Auction Services, Inc. 2.5% 6/20/2018 $0.35
LEA Lear Corporation 1.1% 6/07/2018 $0.54
LECO Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. 1.7% 6/28/2018 $0.39
LEG Leggett & Platt, Incorporated 3.4% 6/14/2018 $0.36
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation 2.4% 5/31/2018 $1.99
M Macy’s Inc 4.5% 6/14/2018 $0.38
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. 2.1% 6/28/2018 $0.21
MGM MGM Resorts International 1.4% 6/07/2018 $0.12
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. 1.9% 7/10/2018 $0.39
MO Altria Group Inc 4.7% 6/14/2018 $0.69
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. 2.5% 5/30/2018 $0.41
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. 1.7% 6/14/2018 $0.44
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B 1.1% 6/01/2018 $0.20
NLSN Nielsen Holdings Plc 4.4% 6/05/2018 $0.36
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation 1.3% 6/01/2018 $1.10
NWL Newell Brands Inc 3.5% 5/30/2018 $0.23
OGE OGE Energy Corp. 3.9% 7/09/2018 $0.32
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc 3.5% 6/07/2018 $0.45
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. 3.3% 6/01/2018 $0.52
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 2.1% 6/01/2018 $0.60
RF Regions Financial Corporation 1.8% 6/07/2018 $0.09
RSG Republic Services, Inc. 2.0% 6/29/2018 $0.35
SCI Service Corporation International 1.7% 6/14/2018 $0.17
SIX Six Flags Entertainment Corporation 4.3% 5/30/2018 $0.78
STE STERIS Plc 1.2% 6/07/2018 $0.31
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. 2.1% 5/30/2018 $0.40
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. 1.7% 6/05/2018 $0.61
SYMC Symantec Corporation 1.4% 6/07/2018 $0.08
TROW T. Rowe Price Group 2.0% 6/14/2018 $0.68
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. 1.6% 5/31/2018 $0.28
TTC Toro Company 1.3% 6/21/2018 $0.30
UGI UGI Corporation 2.1% 6/14/2018 $0.26
UNP Union Pacific Corporation 1.8% 5/30/2018 $0.73
VFC V.F. Corporation 2.2% 6/07/2018 $0.46
WM Waste Management, Inc. 2.1% 6/07/2018 $0.45
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. 4.5% 6/07/2018 $0.34
WYN Wyndham Worldwide Corporation 2.2% 6/14/2018 $0.66
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. 3.3% 6/14/2018 $0.38

Dividend Stocks to Hold
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
AEE Ameren Corporation 3.2% 6/12/2018 $0.46
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 2.3% 5/31/2018 $0.41
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 2.4% 6/29/2018 $0.47
AVY Avery Dennison Corporation 1.7% 6/05/2018 $0.52
AXP American Express Company 1.4% 7/05/2018 $0.35
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. 4.6% 5/30/2018 $0.47
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation 2.9% 6/19/2018 $0.53
CR Crane Co. 1.5% 5/30/2018 $0.35
DCT DCT Industrial Trust Inc. 2.1% 6/28/2018 $0.35
DOV Dover Corporation 2.3% 5/30/2018 $0.40
ECL Ecolab Inc. 1.1% 6/18/2018 $0.39
EHC Encompass Health Corporation 1.6% 6/29/2018 $0.25
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc. 1.1% 5/30/2018 $0.53
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. 3.1% 6/14/2018 $0.57
GLPI Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. 7.3% 6/14/2018 $0.63
GPC Genuine Parts Company 3.0% 6/07/2018 $0.72
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 1.3% 5/30/2018 $0.80
HAS Hasbro, Inc. 2.6% 7/31/2018 $0.65
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. 1.8% 5/31/2018 $0.25
HPQ HP Inc. 2.5% 6/12/2018 $0.14
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. 2.1% 6/22/2018 $0.69
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2.0% 7/05/2018 $0.56
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation 3.8% 6/07/2018 $1.00
LAMR Lamar Advertising Company 5.0% 6/14/2018 $0.91
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. 3.8% 6/19/2018 $0.75
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation 1.5% 6/07/2018 $0.42
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. 3.3% 5/31/2018 $0.90
PHM PulteGroup, Inc. 1.2% 6/06/2018 $0.09
PII Polaris Industries Inc. 2.1% 5/31/2018 $0.60
PKG Packaging Corporation of America 2.1% 6/14/2018 $0.64
PLD Prologis, Inc. 2.9% 6/13/2018 $0.48
PPL PPL Corporation 6.0% 6/07/2018 $0.41
RE Everest Re Group, Ltd. 2.3% 5/29/2018 $1.30
STT State Street Corporation 1.7% 6/29/2018 $0.42
STX Seagate Technology PLC 4.5% 6/19/2018 $0.63
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. 2.2% 6/07/2018 $0.77

Dividend Stocks to Sell
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
AGNC AGNC Investment Corp. 11.4% 5/30/2018 $0.54
AGR Avangrid, Inc. 3.4% 6/07/2018 $0.43
AIG American International Group, Inc. 2.3% 6/13/2018 $0.34
ALB Albemarle Corporation 1.2% 6/14/2018 $0.32
AMH American Homes 4 Rent 1.0% 6/14/2018 $0.05
ARCC Ares Capital Corporation 9.2% 6/14/2018 $0.38
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company 1.3% 6/07/2018 $0.78
CB Chubb Limited 2.1% 6/21/2018 $0.74
CBSH Commerce Bancshares, Inc. 1.4% 6/07/2018 $0.24
CCI Crown Castle International Corp 3.9% 6/14/2018 $1.05
CFR Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. 1.9% 5/30/2018 $0.65
CONE CyrusOne, Inc. 3.3% 6/28/2018 $0.46
COTY Coty Inc. 3.6% 5/30/2018 $0.13
CY Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 2.8% 6/27/2018 $0.06
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. 3.6% 6/14/2018 $1.01
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. 2.5% 5/30/2018 $0.41
FLR Fluor Corporation 1.7% 5/31/2018 $0.21
FRT Federal Realty Investment Trust 3.5% 6/21/2018 $1.01
GGP GGP, Inc. 4.3% 7/12/2018 $0.23
GLW Corning Inc 2.3% 5/30/2018 $0.18
GM General Motors Company 4.0% 6/07/2018 $0.38
GRMN Garmin Ltd. 3.4% 6/15/2018 $0.53
GXP Great Plains Energy Incorporated 3.5% 5/29/2018 $0.28
HTA Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. 5.0% 7/03/2018 $0.31
KIM Kimco Realty Corporation 7.8% 7/02/2018 $0.28
KO Coca-Cola Company 3.6% 6/14/2018 $0.39
LB L Brands, Inc. 7.1% 5/31/2018 $0.61
MOS Mosaic Company 1.3% 6/06/2018 $0.03
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. 1.9% 6/14/2018 $0.51
NI NiSource Inc 3.0% 7/30/2018 $0.20
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation 3.6% 6/08/2018 $0.77
PB Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.(R) 1.9% 6/14/2018 $0.37
PK Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc. 6.0% 6/28/2018 $0.63
PNR Pentair plc 3.0% 7/19/2018 $0.16
PSA Public Storage 3.9% 6/12/2018 $2.02
PX Praxair, Inc. 2.0% 6/06/2018 $0.55
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated 4.0% 5/29/2018 $0.62
RNR RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. 1.0% 6/14/2018 $0.33
SEE Sealed Air Corporation 1.4% 5/31/2018 $0.17
SLB Schlumberger NV 2.7% 6/05/2018 $0.50
STWD Starwood Property Trust, Inc. 8.9% 6/28/2018 $0.48
SYK Stryker Corporation 1.0% 6/28/2018 $0.46
TPR Tapestry, Inc. 3.0% 6/07/2018 $0.34
VER VEREIT, Inc. 8.0% 6/28/2018 $0.14
VTR Ventas, Inc. 6.1% 6/29/2018 $0.79
WDC Western Digital Corporation 2.4% 6/28/2018 $0.50
WMT Walmart Inc. 2.5% 8/09/2018 $0.54
WR Westar Energy, Inc. 3.0% 5/29/2018 $0.41
WU Western Union Company 3.6% 6/14/2018 $0.19
WY Weyerhaeuser Company 3.5% 6/07/2018 $0.32
XL XL Group Ltd 1.6% 6/14/2018 $0.22

As you can see, there are plenty of promising dividend stocks to buy, but there are also many pitfalls here. As always, you should continue running your holdings through both Portfolio Grader and Dividend Grader to make sure that you’re only holding top-rated stocks.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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