Our Top 100 Dividend Stocks

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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. 

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Top 100 as of 6.14.19

Ranking Stock Name Ticker Sector Dividend Yield
1 GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK Healthcare 5.71
2 Ventas Inc VTR Real Estate 5.43
3 Pfizer Inc PFE Healthcare 3.59
4 Schlumberger SLB Energy 4.59
5 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM Energy 4.06
6 Public Storage PSA Real Estate 3.67
7 Dominion Resources Inc D Utilities 4.46
8 The Kroger Co KR Consumer Staples 2.28
9 Brookfield Property Partners LP BPY Real Estate 6.42
10 Gilead Sciences GILD Healthcare 3.87
11 Kraft Heinz KHC Consumer Staples 4.82
12 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA Consumer Staples 2.78
13 Société Générale ADR SCGLY Financial 8.92
14 L Brands Inc LB Consumer Discretionary 4.35
15 Verizon Communications Inc VZ Telecommunications 4.08
16 Sanofi ADR SNY Healthcare 4.2
17 Amgen Inc AMGN Healthcare 3.05
18 State Street Bank STT Financial 2.86
19 National Grid PLC ADR NGG Utilities 5.59
20 Total SA TOT Energy 5.2
21 Toyota Motor Corporation TM Consumer Discretionary 2.98
22 Occidental Petroleum Corp OXY Energy 3.69
23 PNC Financial PNC Financial 3.1
24 Gap Inc GPS Consumer Discretionary 3.71
25 United Parcel Service Inc UPS Industrials 3.44
26 Novartis AG NVS Healthcare 2.95
27 Intel Corp INTC Technology 2.35
28 Hershey HSY Consumer Staples 2.52
29 Principal Financial Group Inc PFG Financial 4.3
30 Target Corp TGT Consumer Staples 3.19
31 Hess Corporation HES Energy 1.73
32 Qualcomm Inc QCOM Technology 4.35
33 Kohl’s Corp KSS Consumer Discretionary 3.9
34 Merck & Co Inc MRK Healthcare 2.65
35 PepsiCo Inc PEP Consumer Staples 3.03
36 AT&T Inc T Telecommunications 6.51
37 Boston Properties Inc BXP Real Estate 2.84
38 Bank of Nova Scotia BNS Financial 4.97
39 General Mills Inc GIS Consumer Staples 3.79
40 Wells Fargo and Company WFC Financial 3.73
41 Tapestry Inc TPR Consumer Discretionary 4.16
42 Infosys Ltd INFY Technology 3.06
43 Cisco Systems Inc CSCO Technology 2.59
44 IBM IBM Technology 4.45
45 CVS CVS Healthcare 3.46
46 Nestle SA NSRGY Consumer Staples 2.58
47 Consolidated Edison Inc ED Utilities 3.49
48 Emerson Electric EMR Industrials 2.86
49 Duke Energy Corp DUK Utilities 4.12
50 Mitsubishi UFJ Fin’l Grp Inc ADR MUFG Financial 3.79
51 AmerisourceBergen Corp ABC Healthcare 2.01
52 Eastman Chemical Co EMN Basic Materials 3.27
53 Enbridge Inc. ENB Basic Materials 6.18
54 Hormel Foods Corp HRL Consumer Staples 3.74
55 Dow Chemical Co DOW Basic Materials 2.85
56 Keurig Dr Pepper Inc KDP Consumer Discretionary 2.15
57 BCE Inc BCE Technology 1.67
58 MetLife Inc MET Financial 3.95
59 Aegon AEG Financial 6.91
60 Magna International Inc MGA Consumer Discretionary 3
61 Marathon Petroleum Corp MPC Energy 3.54
62 Novo Nordisk A/S NVO Healthcare 2.39
63 UBS Group AG UBS Financial 5.79
64 Southern Co SO Utilities 4.64
65 Starbucks Corp SBUX Consumer Discretionary 1.94
66 Comcast Corp CMCSA Telecommunications 2.1
67 Darden Restaurants Inc DRI Consumer Discretionary 2.47
68 Apache Oil APA Energy 2.89
69 Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV BUD Consumer Staples 4.45
70 Unilever UN Consumer Staples 3.03
71 Capital One Financial COF Financial 1.96
72 Phillips 66 PSX Energy 3.36
73 Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT Consumer Staples 2.17
74 Realty Income Corp O Real Estate 3.69
75 Coca-Cola Co KO Consumer Staples 3.9
76 Cummins Inc CMI Industrials 2.89
77 T. Rowe Price Group Inc TROW Financial 3.04
78 Eaton Corp PLC ETN Industrials 3.53
79 Siemens AG SIEGY Industrials 4.05
80 Nutrien Ltd NTR Basic Materials 3.16
81 BB&T Corporation BBT Financial 3.48
82 Microsoft Corp MSFT Technology 1.56
83 Medtronic PLC MDT Healthcare 2.2
84 Simon Property Group SPG Real Estate 4.5
85 Cardinal Health Inc CAH Healthcare 3.96
86 Philip Morris International PM Consumer Staples 5.16
87 Oracle Corp ORCL Technology 1.79
88 Procter & Gamble Co PG Consumer Staples 2.76
89 Chubb Ltd. CB Financial 2.08
90 Viacom Inc VIAB Consumer Discretionary 2.85
91 Valero Energy Corp VLO Energy 4.24
92 JP Morgan Chase and Co JPM Financial 3.16
93 Diageo Plc DEO Consumer Staples 1.67
94 United Technologies Corp UTX Industrials 2.28
95 Accenture PLC ACN Technology 1.66
96 CMS Energy Corp CMS Utilities 2.75
97 Prudential Financial Inc PRU Financial 2.76
98 McDonald’s Corp MCD Consumer Discretionary 2.44
99 Fluor FLR Industrials 2.28
100 Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX Healthcare 2.36

 

Select firms with moderate dividend payout ratios. Firms with moderate or even low-payout ratios will have the financial capacity to continue paying and raising dividends at an above-market rate.Choose firms with a solid history of dividend payments plus above-average dividend growth (generally a minimum of 5 percent in dividend growth rate for prospective investments).The Dividend Manager’s Strategy For Selecting The Top 100 Dividend Paying Stocks 

  • Choose firms with an above average dividend yield based on their price and dividend history. Firms that trade at low dividend/payout ratios offer investors an opportunity for added appreciation through share price and dividend reinvestment.

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To 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.