138 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
AAPL Apple Inc. 1.3% 8/10/2018 $0.73
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 2.6% 8/15/2018 $0.32
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. 1.9% 9/13/2018 $0.68
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corp. 1.0% 8/13/2018 $0.57
AFL Aflac Incorporated 2.1% 8/21/2018 $0.26
ALL Allstate Corp. 1.7% 8/30/2018 $0.45
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 1.0% 8/22/2018 $0.18
AME AMETEK, Inc. 0.6% 9/13/2018 $0.14
AMGN Amgen Inc. 2.5% 8/16/2018 $1.27
ANTM Anthem, Inc. 1.1% 9/07/2018 $0.75
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 2.6% 9/28/2018 $2.59
APH Amphenol Corp. 0.9% 9/14/2018 $0.23
AVY Avery Dennison Corp. 1.7% 9/04/2018 $0.51
BAC Bank of America Corp 1.5% 9/06/2018 $0.15
CBS CBS Corp. 1.4% 9/07/2018 $0.18
CCL Carnival Corp. 3.1% 8/23/2018 $0.50
CDW CDW Corp. 0.9% 8/23/2018 $0.21
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. 1.4% 8/14/2018 $0.22
CMA Comerica Incorporated 1.3% 9/13/2018 $0.55
CMI Cummins Inc. 3.1% 8/21/2018 $1.11
CNA CNA Financial Corp. 2.6% 8/10/2018 $0.35
D Dominion Energy Inc 4.4% 9/06/2018 $0.84
DFS Discover Financial Services 1.9% 8/22/2018 $0.40
ECL Ecolab Inc. 1.1% 9/17/2018 $0.39
EMN Eastman Chemical Company 2.2% 9/13/2018 $0.55
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. 1.2% 9/13/2018 $0.30
GLW Corning Inc 2.0% 8/30/2018 $0.18
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated 2.6% 9/14/2018 $0.14
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. 1.9% 8/31/2018 $0.28
HON Honeywell International Inc. 1.9% 8/16/2018 $0.74
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. 2.1% 9/11/2018 $0.12
HSY Hershey Company 2.7% 8/23/2018 $0.72
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. 1.2% 9/12/2018 $0.24
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. 8.3% 8/10/2018 $1.75
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. 2.1% 9/21/2018 $0.69
IP International Paper Company 3.6% 8/14/2018 $0.48
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc 1.9% 9/06/2018 $0.53
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. 2.2% 9/27/2018 $0.93
K Kellogg Company 3.0% 8/31/2018 $0.56
KEY KeyCorp 2.0% 8/27/2018 $0.16
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corp. 2.1% 8/14/2018 $0.72
KR Kroger Co. 1.7% 8/14/2018 $0.13
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp. 2.4% 8/31/2018 $2.00
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. 0.9% 8/21/2018 $0.16
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. 2.0% 9/27/2018 $0.25
MGM MGM Resorts International 1.6% 9/07/2018 $0.12
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corp. 2.2% 8/15/2018 $0.46
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. 2.5% 8/29/2018 $0.46
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. 1.7% 9/13/2018 $0.44
NEE NextEra Energy, Inc. 2.5% 8/29/2018 $1.11
NEM Newmont Mining Corp. 1.2% 9/12/2018 $0.14
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 0.3% 9/05/2018 $0.13
OMC Omnicom Group Inc 3.5% 9/20/2018 $0.62
PCAR PACCAR Inc 1.6% 8/13/2018 $0.28
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. 2.9% 9/06/2018 $0.89
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. 3.6% 9/05/2018 $0.53
PSX Phillips 66 2.4% 8/20/2018 $0.79
RF Regions Financial Corp. 1.9% 9/06/2018 $0.14
RMD ResMed Inc. 1.3% 8/15/2018 $0.37
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. 1.9% 8/10/2018 $0.90
SJM J.M. Smucker Company 2.7% 8/16/2018 $0.78
SPGI S&P Global, Inc. 0.9% 8/27/2018 $0.48
STX Seagate Technology PLC 4.7% 9/18/2018 $0.63
TGT Target Corp. 3.0% 8/14/2018 $0.65
TJX TJX Companies Inc 1.4% 8/15/2018 $0.39
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. 2.0% 8/30/2018 $0.30
UNP Union Pacific Corp. 1.8% 8/30/2018 $0.74
V Visa Inc. 0.6% 8/16/2018 $0.22
VFC V.F. Corp. 2.0% 9/07/2018 $0.46
VMC Vulcan Materials Company 0.9% 8/21/2018 $0.28
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc 3.2% 8/13/2018 $0.55
ZION Zions BanCorp. 1.4% 8/15/2018 $0.28

Dividend Stocks to Hold
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 2.2% 9/06/2018 $0.41
BLK BlackRock, Inc. 2.2% 9/06/2018 $3.13
BLL Ball Corp. 1.0% 8/31/2018 $0.10
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 0.9% 8/21/2018 $0.20
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. 0.7% 9/13/2018 $0.53
DTE DTE Energy Company 3.2% 9/14/2018 $0.88
EXC Exelon Corp. 3.2% 8/14/2018 $0.35
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. 2.8% 9/13/2018 $0.57
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 1.3% 8/29/2018 $0.81
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. 1.5% 8/10/2018 $1.36
HFC HollyFrontier Corp. 2.0% 8/22/2018 $0.34
KHC Kraft Heinz Company 3.9% 8/16/2018 $0.66
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corp. 3.4% 9/06/2018 $1.00
LLL L3 Technologies Inc 1.5% 8/16/2018 $0.78
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. 4.3% 9/18/2018 $0.75
MSCI MSCI Inc. 0.9% 8/16/2018 $0.48
MSFT Microsoft Corp. 1.5% 8/15/2018 $0.44
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. 1.5% 9/13/2018 $0.55
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc 3.4% 9/06/2018 $0.45
RSG Republic Services, Inc. 1.9% 9/28/2018 $0.36
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company 0.8% 8/16/2018 $0.85
SO Southern Company 4.8% 8/17/2018 $0.60
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. 4.2% 8/16/2018 $1.99
STT State Street Corp. 1.9% 9/28/2018 $0.47
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. 1.7% 9/06/2018 $0.64
SYK Stryker Corp. 1.1% 9/27/2018 $0.46
SYMC Symantec Corp. 1.6% 8/17/2018 $0.08
TAP Molson Coors Brewing Company 2.4% 8/30/2018 $0.41
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. 2.3% 9/07/2018 $0.77
UTX United Technologies Corp. 2.1% 8/16/2018 $0.75
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited 1.5% 8/15/2018 $0.78

Dividend Stocks to Sell
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
AGN Allergan plc 1.5% 8/16/2018 $0.72
AGR Avangrid, Inc. 3.4% 9/06/2018 $0.44
AIG American International Group, Inc. 2.4% 9/14/2018 $0.32
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company 1.2% 9/06/2018 $0.76
CCI Crown Castle International Corp 3.6% 9/13/2018 $1.05
CF CF Industries Holdings, Inc. 2.5% 8/14/2018 $0.30
COL Rockwell Collins, Inc. 1.0% 8/17/2018 $0.35
CVX Chevron Corp. 3.6% 8/16/2018 $1.11
DUK Duke Energy Corp. 4.4% 8/16/2018 $0.93
DVN Devon Energy Corp. 0.6% 9/13/2018 $0.08
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. 2.4% 8/30/2018 $0.40
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. 3.6% 8/14/2018 $0.72
FMC FMC Corp. 0.8% 9/27/2018 $0.18
FTV Fortive Corp. 0.3% 8/30/2018 $0.07
GM General Motors Company 4.0% 9/06/2018 $0.38
GPN Global Payments Inc. 0.0% 9/13/2018 $0.01
HAL Halliburton Company 1.7% 9/04/2018 $0.18
HPQ HP Inc. 2.4% 9/11/2018 $0.14
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 2.6% 8/27/2018 $0.87
KO Coca-Cola Company 3.3% 9/13/2018 $0.39
LLY Eli Lilly and Company 2.2% 8/14/2018 $0.56
MCD McDonald’s Corp. 2.5% 8/31/2018 $0.99
MCK McKesson Corp. 1.1% 8/31/2018 $0.34
MCO Moody’s Corp. 1.0% 8/17/2018 $0.44
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. 2.9% 9/14/2018 $0.48
MRO Marathon Oil Corp. 1.0% 8/14/2018 $0.05
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corp. 3.7% 9/07/2018 $0.77
PSA Public Storage 3.7% 9/11/2018 $2.00
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated 3.6% 9/04/2018 $0.62
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP 7.8% 8/14/2018 $0.77
SLB Schlumberger NV 3.0% 9/04/2018 $0.50
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 0.3% 9/14/2018 $0.17
WDC Western Digital Corp. 2.9% 9/27/2018 $0.50
XL XL Group Ltd 1.6% 9/13/2018 $0.23
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. 3.9% 8/10/2018 $0.82

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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