Updated Top 100 Rankings for 2019

 

Ranking Stock Name Ticker Sector Dividend Yield
1 GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK Healthcare 4.99%
2 Ventas Inc VTR Real Estate 5.28%
3 Pfizer Inc PFE Healthcare 3.40%
4 Schlumberger SLB Energy 4.80%
5 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM Energy 4.55%
6 Public Storage PSA Real Estate 3.98%
7 Dominion Resources Inc D Utilities 4.91%
8 The Kroger Co KR Consumer Staples 1.97%
9 Brookfield Property Partners LP BPY Real Estate 7.12%
10 Invesco Ltd IVZ Financial 6.84%
11 L Brands Inc LB Consumer Discretionary 4.45%
12 Duke Energy Corp DUK Utilities 3.99%
13 Target Corp TGT Consumer Staples 3.75%
14 Verizon Communications Inc VZ Telecommunications 4.18%
15 Sanofi ADR SNY Healthcare 4.34%
16 Cardinal Health Inc CAH Healthcare 4.00%
17 Amgen Inc AMGN Healthcare 2.86%
18 PepsiCo Inc PEP Consumer Staples 3.43%
19 State Street Bank STT Financial 2.83%
20 National Grid PLC ADR NGG Utilities 6.18%
21 Total SA TOT Energy 5.35%
22 Toyota Motor Corporation TM Consumer Discretionary 2.80%
23 Occidental Petroleum Corp OXY Energy 4.71%
24 Gap Inc GPS Consumer Discretionary 3.84%
25 United Parcel Service Inc UPS Industrials 3.68%
26 Novartis AG NVS Healthcare 3.33%
27 Intel Corp INTC Technology 2.47%
28 Southern Co SO Utilities 5.20%
29 Hershey HSY Consumer Staples 2.70%
30 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA Consumer Staples 2.43%
31 Principal Financial Group Inc PFG Financial 4.70%
32 Hess Corporation HES Energy 1.99%
33 Qualcomm Inc QCOM Technology 4.38%
34 Kohl’s Corp KSS Consumer Discretionary 3.67%
35 Merck & Co Inc MRK Healthcare 2.95%
36 Procter & Gamble Co PG Consumer Staples 3.15%
37 AT&T Inc T Telecommunications 6.66%
38 Boston Properties Inc BXP Real Estate 3.19%
39 Bank of Nova Scotia BNS Financial 4.64%
40 General Mills Inc GIS Consumer Staples 4.69%
41 Wells Fargo and Company WFC Financial 3.60%
42 Tapestry Inc TPR Consumer Discretionary 3.74%
43 Infosys Ltd INFY Technology 3.17%
44 Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV BUD Consumer Staples 4.55%
45 Cisco Systems Inc CSCO Technology 3.05%
46 IBM IBM Technology 5.16%
47 CVS CVS Healthcare 3.05%
48 Nestle SA NSRGY Consumer Staples 2.86%
49 Consolidated Edison Inc ED Utilities 3.84%
50 Emerson Electric EMR Industrials 3.16%
51 Mitsubishi UFJ Fin’l Grp Inc ADR MUFG Financial 3.56%
52 AmerisourceBergen Corp ABC Healthcare 2.08%
53 Eastman Chemical Co EMN Basic Materials 3.24%
54 Enbridge Inc. ENB Basic Materials 6.38%
55 Hormel Foods Corp HRL Consumer Staples 1.97%
56 The Travelers Companies Inc TRV Financial 2.56%
57 Dow Chemical Co DWDP Basic Materials 2.73%
58 Keurig Dr Pepper Inc KDP Consumer Discretionary 2.28%
59 BCE Inc BCE Technology 5.44%
60 MetLife Inc MET Financial 3.87%
61 Aegon AEG Financial 6.61%
62 Magna International Inc MGA Consumer Discretionary 2.64%
63 Marathon Petroleum Corp MPC Energy 2.84%
64 Novo Nordisk A/S NVO Healthcare 2.61%
65 The Mosaic Co MOS Basic Materials 0.32%
66 Société Générale ADR SCGLY Financial 7.73%
67 Starbucks Corp SBUX Consumer Discretionary 2.24%
68 Comcast Corp CMCSA Telecommunications 2.12%
69 Darden Restaurants Inc DRI Consumer Discretionary 2.84%
70 Apache Oil APA Energy 3.23%
71 Unilever UN Consumer Staples 3.40%
72 Capital One Financial COF Financial 1.34%
73 Phillips 66 PSX Energy 3.45%
74 Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT Consumer Staples 2.19%
75 Realty Income Corp O Real Estate 4.15%
76 Coca-Cola Co KO Consumer Staples 3.31%
77 Cummins Inc CMI Industrials 3.25%
78 T. Rowe Price Group Inc TROW Financial 3.03%
79 Eaton Corp PLC ETN Industrials 3.76%
80 Siemens AG SIEGY Industrials 3.84%
81 Agrium Inc AGU Basic Materials 0.94%
82 BB&T Corporation BBT Financial 3.53%
83 Microsoft Corp MSFT Technology 2.82%
84 Medtronic PLC MDT Healthcare 2.36%
85 Simon Property Group SPG Real Estate 4.61%
86 Philip Morris International PM Consumer Staples 6.69%
87 Oracle Corp ORCL Technology 1.58%
88 Chubb Ltd. CB Financial 2.23%
89 Viacom Inc VIAB Consumer Discretionary 3.09%
90 Valero Energy Corp VLO Energy 4.13%
91 JP Morgan Chase and Co JPM Financial 3.19%
92 Diageo Plc DEO Consumer Staples 3.00%
93 United Technologies Corp UTX Industrials 2.66%
94 Accenture PLC ACN Technology 2.01%
95 CMS Energy Corp CMS Utilities 2.90%
96 Prudential Financial Inc PRU Financial 4.12%
97 Progressive Corporation PGR Financial 1.83%
98 McDonald’s Corp MCD Consumer Discretionary 2.56%
99 Fluor FLR Industrials 2.33%
100 Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX Healthcare 2.50%

 

Stock Spotlight: Walgreens

Walgreens has been one of the most successful retail operators since its founding in 1901 and has remained a major player within the pharmaceutical supply chain for many decades. 

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The firm processed approximately 20% of total U.S. prescriptions during fiscal 2017, which makes it one of the largest retail pharmacies. With the acquisition of Europe-based Alliance Boots, the firm is now a premier global retail powerhouse. The firm recently received regulatory approval for the acquisition of half of Rite Aid’s store fleet, which will solidify Walgreens as the largest retail pharmacy chain in the U.S. This acquisition will not only increase its volume and geographic reach, but also materially augment its global generic purchasing volume. Walgreens will also be better-positioned to build on its preferred pharmacy strategy. This strategy entails the retail pharmacy discounting its generic drug inventory to become a preferred pharmacy in PBM retail networks and to drive store foot traffic. Walgreens is the largest retail pharmacy, with approximately 10,000 U.S.-based stores. This vast network gives the firm the ability to reach 75% of U.S. consumers, giving it excellent scale and convenience advantages. Pharmaceutical spending will grow solidly during the next several years, given demographic shifts and the expansion of medical coverage to many uninsured individuals, driving demand for Walgreens’ core back-of-the-store pharmaceutical products.  Recent partnerships have the potential to provide improved results for the retail pharmacy.

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5 Reasons Mutual Funds May Not Be Right For You

Mutual funds are an investment strategy that pools your money together with other investors to purchase a collection of stocks, bonds, or other securities that might be difficult to recreate on your own. While mutual funds are right for some investors, they don’t work for everyone. Here’s why.

REASON#1 OVER DIVERSIFICATION

Diversification is a great way to manage risk. But, owning several mutual funds may not lower risk as you can duplicate stocks and sector concentrations as you add more funds. Plus, if you have several mutual funds, each with 100+ individual stocks, it’s difficult to track holdings and determine your actual diversification and risk.

REASON #2 LIMITED COMMUNICATIONS

Mutual fund portfolio managers have thousands of shareholders for every fund they manage and don’t communicate with each shareholder on a regular basis. When changes occur in fund strategy or securities are bought and sold, you’re typically not made aware of these changes.

REASON #3 NOT CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS

In order to meet your goals, it’s critical that your investments are aligned with your specific objectives. Mutual funds have a strategy, style and portfolio allocations that meet the fund’s objectives, not yours. Time horizon, cash flow needs and growth expectations, etc. all play a critical role that your investments should address.

REASON #4 TAX DISADVANTAGES

Mutual fund profits are subject to capital gains taxes which are distributed to individual fund shareholders. For this reason, you could end up paying taxes on gains even though you didn’t sell any shares or when the overall fund incurs a loss. It’s important to avoid unnecessary taxes so consider a custom investing approach instead.

REASON #5 HIDDEN FEES DIMINISH RETURNS

Inside mutual funds are complex fees and expenses that can significantly impact your overall returns. Even “no-load” funds can charge management and other fees which are not transparent to investors. Hidden fees can have a big impact on your portfolio over time so it’s important to know the charges and fees in the fine print.

While mutual funds can be ideal for smaller portfolios, higher-net worth investors can benefit from a separately managed portfolio customized to individual needs. Tim McIntosh takes a personalized money management approach which offers several advantages over mutual funds. 

4 REASONS MUTUAL FUNDS MIGHT NOT WORK FOR YOU

Top 100 Monthly Performance 10.31.18

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Here is the latest performance data on the Dividend Manager’s Top 100 Dividend Stock Companies as of 10.31.18.

Company Ticker MTD
Dr Pepper Snapple Group KDP 12.86
GGP Inc GGP 9.43
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA 9.42
Comcast Corp CMCSA 8.25
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 8.06
Philip Morris International PM 8.01
Procter & Gamble Co PG 7.41
L Brands Inc LB 7
Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT 6.78
Ventas Inc VTR 6.73
Realty Income Corp O 6.33
McDonald’s Corp MCD 5.74
Hershey HSY 5.05
Simon Property Group Inc SPG 3.83
Merck & Co Inc MRK 3.76
Coca-Cola Co KO 3.66
Southern Co SO 3.28
Duke Energy Corp DUK 3.26
General Mills Inc GIS 3.19
National Grid PLC ADR NGG 3.16
Hormel Foods Corp HRL 2.94
Starbucks Corp SBUX 2.52
The Kroger Co KR 2.23
Public Storage PSA 1.9
Dominion Resources Inc D 1.62
Kohl’s Corp KSS 1.58
Novartis AG NVS 1.51
BB and T Corporation BBT 1.28
Wells Fargo and Company WFC 1.27
CMS Energy Corp CMS 1.06
PepsiCo Inc PEP 0.52
Consolidated Edison Inc ED -0.25
Intel Corp INTC -0.87
Boston Properties Inc BXP -1.89
Progressive Corporation PGR -1.89
Pfizer Inc PFE -2.29
Diageo Plc DEO -2.48
JP Morgan Chase and Co JPM -2.68
Mitsubishi UFJ Fin’l Grp Inc ADR MUFG -2.75
GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK -2.76
Unilever UN -3.19
Spectra Energy Partners LP SEP -3.39
Darden Restaurants Inc DRI -3.5
The Travelers Companies Inc TRV -3.53
BCE Inc BCE -4.05
Gap Inc GPS -4.53
AmerisourceBergen Corp ABC -4.58
The Mosaic Co MOS -4.74
Oracle Corp ORCL -4.91
Invesco Ltd IVZ -5.11
Target Corp TGT -5.19
Viacom Inc VIAB -5.27
Toyota Motor Corporation TM -5.87
Capital One Financial COF -5.93
Infosys Ltd INFY -5.95
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO -5.96
Magna International Inc MGA -6.26
Cardinal Health Inc CAH -6.3
Cummins Inc CMI -6.42
Accenture PLC ACN -6.53
Chubb Ltd. CB -6.53
Microsoft Corp MSFT -6.61
Amgen Inc AMGN -7
AT&T Inc T -7.15
CVS Health Corp CVS -7.41
Prudential Financial Inc PRU -7.44
Novo Nordisk A/S NVO -8.4
Medtronic PLC MDT -8.69
United Parcel Service Inc UPS -8.75
Phillips 66 PSX -8.78
Bank of Nova Scotia BNS -8.82
Discover Financial Services DFS -8.87
ING Groep ING -8.94
Total SA TOT -8.99
Siemens AG SIEGY -10.05
United Technologies Corp UTX -11.16
T. Rowe Price Group Inc TROW -11.17
Emerson Electric EMR -11.36
MetLife Inc MET -11.84
Nestle SA NSRGY -11.84
Marathon Petroleum Corp MPC -11.9
Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX -12.33
Qualcomm Inc QCOM -12.69
Société Générale ADR SCGLY -15.07
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV BUD -15.52
Schlumberger Ltd SLB -15.77
Tapestry Inc. TPR -15.83
Dow Chemical Co DWDP -16.16
Eaton Corp PLC ETN -17.36
Bristol Myers BMY -17.94
State Street Corporation STT -17.94
Eastman Chemical Co EMN -18.15
Occidental Petroleum Corp OXY -18.38
Principal Financial Group Inc PFG -19.66
Hess Corporation HES -19.81
Valero Energy Corp VLO -19.92
Apache Oil APA -20.12
IBM IBM -23.66
Fluor FLR -24.51
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM -27.87

The Top 100 is the Dividend Manager’s custom list of dividend-bearing stock for income investors – the type of stocks that can allow you to reap high relative income and earn consistent returns without constantly worrying about market performance.

thumbnail_Snowball - 02 CoverTo learn more about the Top 100 and Dividend Paying Stocks, read The Snowball Effect. This income investing book shows how to achieve retirement goals by investing in blue-chip dividend paying stocks, high-yield bonds, and writing covered calls. It is the fourth book by well-known investment author Timothy McIntosh.

Top 100 Quarterly Performance 09.30.18

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Here is the latest performance data on the Dividend Manager’s Top 100 Dividend Stock Companies as of 9.30.18.

Company Ticker MTD QTD
Qualcomm Inc QCOM 5.73 29.45
CVS Health Corp CVS 4.63 23.11
Pfizer Inc PFE 6.14 22.41
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA 6.33 22.2
Progressive Corporation PGR 5.2 20.1
Fluor FLR 1.2 19.54
Merck & Co Inc MRK 4.13 17.66
Oracle Corp ORCL 6.13 17.45
Starbucks Corp SBUX 6.34 17.09
Eaton Corp PLC ETN 4.32 16.93
Target Corp TGT 0.81 16.72
Microsoft Corp MSFT 1.82 16.41
Medtronic PLC MDT 2.55 16.07
The Mosaic Co MOS 3.95 15.88
Marathon Petroleum Corp MPC -2.82 14.64
Novartis AG NVS 3.79 14.06
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 1.84 13.83
Amgen Inc AMGN 3.74 13.01
Bristol Myers BMY 2.53 12.9
Viacom Inc VIAB 15.98 12.6
United Technologies Corp UTX 6.16 12.38
Principal Financial Group Inc PFG 7.12 11.65
Cardinal Health Inc CAH 4.38 11.56
Emerson Electric EMR -0.2 11.46
United Parcel Service Inc UPS -4.99 10.76
Cummins Inc CMI 3.01 10.68
Hershey HSY 1.47 10.38
Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT -2.03 10.25
Mitsubishi UFJ Fin’l Grp Inc ADR MUFG 2.48 9.56
IBM IBM 3.23 9.36
Prudential Financial Inc PRU 3.12 9.31
Discover Financial Services DFS -2.14 9.15
JP Morgan Chase and Co JPM -1.52 8.83
AmerisourceBergen Corp ABC 2.5 8.6
Comcast Corp CMCSA -4.27 8.5
Tapestry Inc. TPR -0.16 8.34
MetLife Inc MET 1.81 8.12
Nestle SA NSRGY 1.81 8.12
Procter & Gamble Co PG 0.34 7.54
Total SA TOT 3.81 7.54
McDonald’s Corp MCD 3.12 7.41
Hess Corporation HES 6.67 7.39
Verizon Communications Inc VZ -1.8 7.29
The Travelers Companies Inc TRV -0.85 6.65
Realty Income Corp O -2.87 6.58
Coca-Cola Co KO 4.51 6.2
AT&T Inc T 5.13 6.14
Chubb Ltd. CB -0.64 5.79
Simon Property Group Inc SPG -3.43 5.03
Infosys Ltd INFY -2.07 4.68
Darden Restaurants Inc DRI -4.18 4.56
CMS Energy Corp CMS -0.49 4.39
Dominion Resources Inc D 0.49 4.3
Bank of Nova Scotia BNS 2.99 4.21
Accenture PLC ACN 0.67 4.04
Dr Pepper Snapple Group KDP 1.62 4.03
Capital One Financial COF -4.2 3.73
PepsiCo Inc PEP 0.64 3.54
Valero Energy Corp VLO -3.5 3.36
Novo Nordisk A/S NVO -4.13 3.21
Kohl’s Corp KSS -4.99 3.1
Spectra Energy Partners LP SEP -5.93 2.98
Société Générale ADR SCGLY 4.56 2.87
The Kroger Co KR -7.59 2.81
Apache Oil APA 8.76 2.5
Philip Morris International PM 6.15 2.4
Duke Energy Corp DUK -1.5 2.36
BCE Inc BCE 0.81 1.51
Phillips 66 PSX -4.89 1.08
GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK -0.81 0.88
Unilever UN -3.36 0.51
Diageo Plc DEO 1.62 -0.17
Occidental Petroleum Corp OXY 3.86 -0.87
Boston Properties Inc BXP -4.91 -1.1
Consolidated Edison Inc ED -3.47 -1.38
Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX -1.88 -1.39
Dow Chemical Co DWDP -8.3 -1.87
General Mills Inc GIS -6.72 -1.92
BB and T Corporation BBT -6.04 -2.96
Siemens AG SIEGY -1.46 -3.07
Ventas Inc VTR -7.85 -3.13
Toyota Motor Corporation TM 0.22 -3.46
Eastman Chemical Co EMN -0.77 -3.68
Intel Corp INTC -2.35 -4.26
Wells Fargo and Company WFC -10.12 -4.42
Southern Co SO -0.41 -4.56
T. Rowe Price Group Inc TROW -5.19 -5.35
National Grid PLC ADR NGG -2.15 -7.14
ING Groep ING -4.49 -7.53
Hormel Foods Corp HRL 0 -8.11
Schlumberger Ltd SLB -2.75 -8.37
Magna International Inc MGA -2.94 -9.07
State Street Corporation STT -3.06 -9.5
Gap Inc GPS -4.94 -10.18
Public Storage PSA -4.21 -10.24
Invesco Ltd IVZ -5.06 -12.73
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV BUD -6.07 -13.09
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM -4.09 -13.79
L Brands Inc LB 14.64 -16.21
GGP Inc GGP -7.83 -41.6

The Top 100 is the Dividend Manager’s custom list of dividend-bearing stock for income investors – the type of stocks that can allow you to reap high relative income and earn consistent returns without constantly worrying about market performance.

thumbnail_Snowball - 02 CoverTo learn more about the Top 100 and Dividend Paying Stocks, read The Snowball Effect. This income investing book shows how to achieve retirement goals by investing in blue-chip dividend paying stocks, high-yield bonds, and writing covered calls. It is the fourth book by well-known investment author Timothy McIntosh.