128 Dividend Stocks to Put on Your Radar

When it came to big market swings, October was one of the busiest—and most chaotic—months in my memory. It seemed like every other day we had another triple-digit swing from the Dow.

In reading my inbox, I know that many of you are feeling anxious about the recent market volatility. I understand completely. It’s never fun to have a down day, and we had several days of panic selling in October.

So, one of the most frequently asked questions I’ve been receiving lately is this: How do I make my portfolio more "downturn proof?" That is, folks want to know what stocks do best during times of market volatility.

In this week’s Market 360 Special Feature, I’ll provide you with a list of stocks that are more resilient to broader market swings. I’ll also point you to several "red herrings," stocks that look like they should be safe, but actually aren’t.

The Dividend Difference

If you want to provide some "ballast" to your portfolio while the broader market sloshes back in forth, take a closer look at dividend stocks.

Even in this rising 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.

Dividend stocks add a steady stream of income to your portfolio. If you’re able to find a stock that pays a generous dividend and has a healthy stock buyback program, all the better. These value-add programs really add up over time.

But you still have to do your homework and screen dividend stocks for fundamental health. The fact is that not all dividend stocks are created equally. Many investors think that all dividend stocks are safe investments, as long as they’re rewarding shareholders quarter after quarter.

The fact is not all dividend stocks are safe and not all dividend payments are reliable. 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.

If you’re preparing to add a dividend stock to your portfolio, keep this in mind. Fortunately, my Dividend Grader tool already does most of the heavy lifting for you. If you’d like to check the fundamental and quantitative health of any dividend stock, simply enter its ticker symbol into this proprietary stock rating tool.

And now is a great time to consider buying dividend stocks, because we’re coming up on a bunch of ex-dividend dates over the next few weeks. To get you started, I’ve listed 128 stocks that are scheduled to pay dividends over the next month or so.

I’ll start with some of the best rated stocks in Dividend Grader, and the best buys at current prices. Then, after I cover the "Good" dividend stocks, I’ll then list the "Bad," which are the stocks you should hold. Finally, I’ll get to the "Ugly," which are the dividend stocks that you should avoid at all costs.

If you hold any dividend stocks, you’ll want to check to see if they’re on this list. So, without further ado, here are 128 dividend stocks that you should keep on your radar…

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
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corp. 11/13/2018 1.1% $0.57
AFL Aflac Incorporated 11/20/2018 2.4% $0.27
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 11/21/2018 1.9% $0.20
AMGN Amgen Inc. 11/15/2018 2.8% $1.27
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. 11/2/2018 2.8% $0.91
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. 11/5/2018 1.7% $0.30
BA Boeing Company 11/8/2018 1.8% $1.59
BAC Bank of America Corp 12/6/2018 1.9% $0.15
BBT BB&T Corp. 11/8/2018 3.1% $0.41
C Citigroup Inc. 11/2/2018 2.2% $0.44
CCL Carnival Corp. 11/21/2018 3.5% $0.50
CMCSA Comcast Corp. 12/31/2018 2.0% $0.19
CMI Cummins Inc. 11/14/2018 3.4% $1.11
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. 11/14/2018 4.1% $0.28
COST Costco Wholesale Corp. 11/8/2018 1.0% $0.57
CSX CSX Corp. 11/29/2018 1.3% $0.22
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. 11/6/2018 2.4% $0.33
DFS Discover Financial Services 11/20/2018 2.2% $0.40
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc 11/1/2018 3.6% $0.66
FNF Fidelity National Financial, Inc. 12/13/2018 3.6% $0.30
GLW Corning Inc. 11/15/2018 2.3% $0.18
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated 12/17/2018 3.5% $0.14
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. 11/30/2018 2.3% $0.30
HON Honeywell International Inc. 11/15/2018 2.0% $0.82
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. 12/11/2018 2.6% $0.12
HSY Hershey Company 11/20/2018 2.6% $0.72
INTC Intel Corp. 11/6/2018 2.6% $0.26
IP International Paper Company 11/14/2018 4.2% $0.50
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc 12/6/2018 2.0% $0.53
JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. 12/4/2018 2.3% $0.18
K Kellogg Company 11/30/2018 3.2% $0.56
KR Kroger Co. 11/14/2018 1.9% $0.14
M Macy’s Inc 12/13/2018 4.7% $0.38
MCK McKesson Corp. 11/30/2018 1.2% $0.39
MPLX MPLX LP 11/2/2018 7.5% $0.64
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. 12/13/2018 2.0% $0.44
NEE NextEra Energy, Inc. 11/29/2018 2.5% $1.11
NEM Newmont Mining Corp. 12/5/2018 1.7% $0.14
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp. 11/1/2018 1.8% $0.77
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. 12/13/2018 2.1% $0.55
OKE ONEOK, Inc. 11/2/2018 5.0% $0.83
PCAR PACCAR Inc 11/9/2018 1.9% $0.28
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. 11/30/2018 4.5% $0.54
PSX Phillips 66 11/16/2018 3.0% $0.79
RF Regions Financial Corp. 12/6/2018 2.6% $0.14
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. 11/6/2018 3.3% $0.16
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp. 11/8/2018 1.0% $0.13
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. 11/5/2018 1.2% $0.74
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. 11/29/2018 2.3% $0.64
SYF Synchrony Financial 11/2/2018 2.4% $0.21
TJX TJX Companies Inc 11/14/2018 1.3% $0.39
TROW T. Rowe Price Group 12/13/2018 2.8% $0.70
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. 11/29/2018 2.0% $0.31
V Visa Inc. 11/15/2018 0.6% $0.25
VFC V.F. Corp. 12/7/2018 2.3% $0.50
VMC Vulcan Materials Company 11/20/2018 1.2% $0.28
WAB Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies 11/15/2018 0.5% $0.14
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 11/8/2018 2.2% $0.44
WRK WestRock Co. 11/8/2018 4.1% $0.46
ZTS Zoetis, Inc. 11/19/2018 0.5% $0.13

Dividend Stocks to Hold
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. 11/5/2018 1.2% $0.10
ANDX Andeavor Logistics LP 11/2/2018 9.8% $1.04
BLL Ball Corp. 11/30/2018 0.9% $0.10
CMS CMS Energy Corp. 11/1/2018 2.9% $0.36
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. 11/13/2018 3.7% $0.71
DXC DXC Technology Co. 12/4/2018 1.0% $0.19
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. 12/13/2018 0.8% $0.54
DRE Duke Realty Corp. 11/14/2018 2.9% $0.21
EXC Exelon Corp. 11/14/2018 3.1% $0.34
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 12/6/2018 2.2% $0.41
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. 12/13/2018 3.2% $0.57
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 11/29/2018 1.5% $0.81
HRS Harris Corp. 11/21/2018 1.5% $0.66
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. 11/8/2018 0.9% $0.24
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. 11/2/2018 3.0% $0.13
LLL L3 Technologies Inc 11/15/2018 1.5% $0.86
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. 12/17/2018 5.7% $0.75
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp. 11/30/2018 2.6% $2.08
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. 11/6/2018 6.0% $0.98
MET MetLife, Inc. 11/5/2018 4.2% $0.42
MSFT Microsoft Corp. 11/14/2018 1.6% $0.45
MCO Moody’s Corp. 11/20/2018 1.2% $0.49
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. 11/8/2018 1.8% $0.75
PH Parker-Hannifin Corp. 11/8/2018 2.0% $0.76
PFE Pfizer Inc. 11/8/2018 3.2% $0.34
RSG Republic Services, Inc. 12/31/2018 2.0% $0.36
RMD ResMed Inc. 11/7/2018 1.4% $0.37
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company 11/15/2018 0.9% $0.85
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. 11/15/2018 4.3% $2.01
SO Southern Company 11/16/2018 5.3% $0.60
TGT Target Corp. 11/20/2018 3.1% $0.64
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. 12/7/2018 2.5% $0.77
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc 11/13/2018 3.2% $0.55
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 11/8/2018 3.1% $0.43

Dividend Stocks to Sell
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
AEE Ameren Corp. 12/11/2018 2.8% $0.46
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. 11/8/2018 3.4% $0.65
AGN Allergan plc 11/9/2018 1.6% $0.72
APTV Aptiv PLC 11/6/2018 1.3% $0.22
ARNC Arconic, Inc. 11/1/2018 1.2% $0.06
CCI Crown Castle International Corp 12/13/2018 4.1% $1.12
CF CF Industries Holdings, Inc. 11/14/2018 2.7% $0.30
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. 11/2/2018 6.1% $0.56
DUK Duke Energy Corp. 11/15/2018 4.4% $0.93
DVN Devon Energy Corp. 12/13/2018 0.9% $0.08
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. 11/29/2018 2.9% $0.40
FE FirstEnergy Corp. 11/6/2018 3.9% $0.36
FTI TechnipFMC Plc 11/19/2018 2.0% $0.13
GRMN Garmin Ltd. 12/13/2018 3.4% $0.53
HCP HCP, Inc. 11/2/2018 5.6% $0.37
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc 11/8/2018 0.9% $0.15
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 11/26/2018 2.5% $0.87
KO Coca-Cola Company 11/29/2018 3.4% $0.39
LLY Eli Lilly and Company 11/14/2018 2.1% $0.56
MCD McDonald’s Corp. 11/30/2018 2.3% $1.19
MOS Mosaic Company 12/5/2018 0.3% $0.03
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. 12/14/2018 2.7% $0.48
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. 11/2/2018 1.6% $0.11
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corp. 12/7/2018 4.6% $0.78
PVH PVH Corp. 11/27/2018 0.1% $0.04
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated 12/5/2018 3.8% $0.62
REG Regency Centers Corp. 11/13/2018 3.4% $0.56
ROL Rollins, Inc. 11/8/2018 1.1% $0.23
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. 11/8/2018 0.8% $0.01
SLB Schlumberger NV 12/4/2018 3.8% $0.52
UTX United Technologies Corp. 11/15/2018 2.3% $0.71
VNO Vornado Realty Trust 11/2/2018 3.7% $0.63
WMT Walmart Inc. 12/6/2018 2.1% $0.53
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. 11/9/2018 1.8% $0.36

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.

That’s all I have for you this week—I’ll be back online on Monday with your latest Portfolio Grader upgrades and downgrades.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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