Top Dividend Stocks

March 19, 2012

Apple Dividend Is Finally Here

Apple announced today that the world’s largest company will initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share beginning this summer.

February 29, 2012

5 Companies That Have Been Valued At Over $500 Billion

Only five companies have ever reached the point of greatness where investors valued their company at over $500 billion. That exclusive group may soon expand by one as Apple is poised to join that elite club.

July 20, 2011

Altera Boosts Dividend

Altera announced yesterday that the company will boost their quarterly dividend by 33 percent to $.08 per share.

July 12, 2011

Cummins Dividend Yield Climbs Higher

Cummins announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 52 percent to $.40 per share.

July 7, 2011

5 Manufacturing Stocks Experiencing Rising Demand

Mad Money host Jim Cramer recently identified 5 manufacturing stocks that are experiencing rising demand for their products.

June 8, 2011

Caterpillar Raises Dividend for 18th Consecutive Year

Caterpillar has now paid a regular dividend every quarterly since 1933 and has given their shareholders a dividend increase for 18 consecutive years.

May 25, 2011

6 Blue Chip Dividend Stocks for the Next 6 Months

We have identified 6 blue chip dividend stocks that we expect to outperform the Dow Jones index over the next 6 months. All 6 of these dividend stocks are currently Dow components and a couple of our stock picks will probably surprise you.

April 29, 2011

Johnson & Johnson Rolls Out Dividend Increase

This marks the 49th consecutive year that the dividend aristocrat has raised their quarterly dividend.

April 28, 2011

Chevron Quietly Raises Dividend Again

This marks the 24th consecutive year that Chevron has raised their quarterly dividend.

April 22, 2011

GE Dividend Climbs Higher

General Electric announced this week that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.15 per share.

April 9, 2011

Rising Gold Prices Leads to Shift in Dividend Policy at Newmont Mining

Newmont Mining announced at their annual Investors Day conference that the company will be changing their dividend policy in order to link future payments directly to gold prices.

April 5, 2011

Lowe’s Is Improving

Lowe’s has undertaken a major restructuring program which is expected to improve their margins and lift their earnings results.

March 29, 2011

Another Dividend Increase for International Paper

International Paper announced today that the company was giving another dividend increase to their shareholders.

March 19, 2011

Big Dividend Increase from JP Morgan

The dividend increase has been a long time in coming, but will lift the current dividend yield on JPM stock to 2.2%.

March 18, 2011

Air Products Gives Dividend Increase for 29th Straight Year

Air Products & Chemicals announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 18% to $.58 per share. This marks the 29th straight year that Air Products has given their shareholders a dividend increase.

March 3, 2011

Family Dollar Stores Is Substantially Undervalued

Family Dollar Stores has seen their stock price climb 19% since the end of January after receiving a takeover bid from Trian Group. However, the discount retailer still believes their stock is substantially undervalued.

February 17, 2011

Coca Cola Lifts Dividend for 49th Consecutive Year

The dividend increase just adds to Coca Cola’s legacy as a dividend aristocrat and reflects the company’s confidence in their long-term cash flows.

February 16, 2011

Is Family Dollar Stores Going Private?

Shares in Family Dollar Stores spiked over 21% today on news that Trian Capital wants to take the discount retailer private.

Pitney Bowes Is Becoming an Exciting Dividend Stock

According to Jim Cramer, Pitney Bowes is transitioning from a good dividend stock and is fast becoming an exciting dividend stock.

February 3, 2011

UPS Delivers Bigger Dividend

UPS is using their cash flows to deliver a bigger dividend to investors.

January 28, 2011

Smucker Surprises Investors with an Early Dividend Increase

Typically Smucker doesn’t announce a dividend increase until April, so today’s announcement was a pleasant surprise to investors.

January 26, 2011

The Cheapest Israeli Dividend Stock

It’s hard not to take a second and even third look at what may be the cheapest Israeli dividend stock.

January 24, 2011

Intel Raises Dividend Following Most Profitable Year Ever

Intel has now been paying dividends to investors since 1992 and begins the year as one of the highest yielding stocks in the Dow Jones index.

January 11, 2011

A High Yield China Dividend Stock

For investors looking for a high yield China dividend stock, Huaneng Power may be the stock you’ve been looking for.

January 10, 2011

UBS Recommending Clients Buy GE

UBS upgraded GE from “Neutral” to a “Buy” rating today citing an attractive valuation and strong dividend yield.

January 7, 2011

Cheap China Dividend Stocks

Here are two cheap China dividend stocks that give investors both a play on the emerging markets growth as well as a nice dividend yield.

January 5, 2011

Our Top Dow Dividend Stock For 2011

For investors looking to follow a Dow 10 strategy this year, Merck is a must-have stock in your portfolio. However, we have Merck as our top Dow dividend stock in 2011.

Our Top Dow Dividend Stock For 2011

For investors looking to follow a Dow 10 strategy this year, Merck is a must-have stock in your portfolio. However, we have Merck as our top Dow dividend stock in 2011.

January 4, 2011

Jim Cramer’s Top 3 Dow Dividend Stocks

As his tradition has been, Jim Cramer used the first Mad Money show of 2011 to reveal his Dow forecast and his top Dow stock picks for 2011.

January 3, 2011

The Dow 10 Strategy for 2011

For dividend investors wanting to capitalize on the Dow 10 strategy this year, here are the 10 highest yielding Dow stocks to add to your portfolio.

December 28, 2010

5 Top Dividend Stocks For 2011

Here are 5 top dividend stocks for 2011 that we at eDividendStocks have highlighted for investors.

December 17, 2010

AT&T Raising Dividend Even Higher

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index. Today’s dividend announcement will increase that dividend yield to 5.9% based on yesterday’s closing price.

Dominion Increasing Dividend and Dividend Payout Ratio

Dominion announced today that the utility stock will increase their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.4925 per share and their dividend payout ratio to 60 – 65%.

December 16, 2010

AT&T Dividend Forecast

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index, so investors shouldn’t expect a significant dividend increase this year.

December 13, 2010

Chevron Hits 52-Week High

Since the beginning of 2010, CVX shares have gained nearly 15% and have outpaced the 9.6% gain in the Dow Jones index.

December 9, 2010

UPS To Use Cash Flow to Boost Dividend

United Parcel Service CFO Kurt Kuehn was quoted in a German newspaper today saying that UPS will use their strong cash position to boost their dividend rather than focusing on acquisitions.

December 7, 2010

Dividend Tax Rates Extended For 2 More Years

President Obama announced that a framework agreement is in place with Congressional Republicans that will extend the Bush tax rates for 2 more years.

December 6, 2010

Reynolds American Raises Dividend Payout Target

Reynolds American announced today that the company is increasing their dividend payout target from 75% to 80% of net income.

December 2, 2010

Steve Jobs Gives Himself A 14% Pay Raise

Steve Jobs dividend income from his Disney stock is increasing 14% to a cool $55 million.

November 12, 2010

Sysco Increases Dividend for 41st Consecutive Year

Sysco Corporation announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 4% to $.26 per share.

November 9, 2010

ADP Increases Dividend for 36th Consecutive Year

Automatic Data Processing announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.36 per share.

15 Stocks That Can’t Stop Raising Their Dividends

Annual dividend increases may be fine for regular dividend stocks, but these premier dividend stocks are rewarding investors with multiple dividend increases this year.

November 8, 2010

Equifax Quadruples Dividend

Equifax is quadrupling their quarterly dividend and raising their dividend payout target to 25 – 35% of adjusted net income.

Dividend Aristocrat Raises Payout for 38th Consecutive Year

This marks the 38th consecutive year that VFC has increased their dividend payout putting them in the elite group of dividend aristocrat stocks.

October 15, 2010

Reynolds American Becomes Highest Yielding Tobacco Stock

Today’s dividend announcement will make Reynolds American the highest yielding tobacco stock.

October 14, 2010

Is SuperValu Undervalued?

Last year’s dividend cut was intended to save SuperValu $75 million, but has ended up costing them over $1 billion in lost market cap.

October 13, 2010

The Gold Rush of 2010

The California gold rush saw speculators from across the globe converged on California convinced that gold would make them rich.

October 5, 2010

Dividend Jump in Third Quarter

Through the first nine months of the year, dividend payments have increased $18.5 billion.

September 21, 2010

Is Apple or Google Stock Cheaper?

Although Google and Apple are both shadow dividend stocks for now, let’s take a look at these two tech giants to see whose stock we should be buying.

September 14, 2010

Investors Cheer Dividend Increase from Yum Brands

Dividend investors reacted positively to news of the dividend increase, sending Yum! Brands stock price to a new 52-week high.

September 10, 2010

3 Dividend Stocks for Any Market

Here are 3 dividend aristocrat stocks that have proven capable of posting strong performances in any market.

September 1, 2010

Top Dividend Aristocrat Stocks: August 2010

Dividend aristocrat stocks once again outperformed the broader market indices with the group of long-term dividend payers declining only 2.8 percent on average.

August 23, 2010

A High Yielding Dividend Stock on Sale

Dividend investors can often scoop up accidental high yielding dividend stocks that have gone “on sale” due to market jitters.

August 18, 2010

4 Hot Agriculture Dividend Stocks

With all of the attention that is being given to agriculture stocks these days, it behooves dividend investors to follow the money.

August 5, 2010

Canadian Telecom Stock Sends Dividend Yield Higher

The largest Canadian telecom stock announced today that they will boost their already high dividend yield even higher.

August 2, 2010

Higher Gold Prices Leading To Bigger Dividends

It’s hard to ignore the fact that higher gold prices are leading to bigger dividends and investors need to at least consider gold stocks for their portfolio.

July 31, 2010

Highest Yielding S&P 500 Stock Cuts Dividend

The highest yielding S&P 500 stock announced on Friday that they will cut their dividend beginning in September.

July 21, 2010

A Cheap Internet Stock with a High Dividend Yield

This internet stock offers an impressive 6.8% dividend yield and yet the stock only trades at 5x consensus 2011 earnings estimates.

July 16, 2010

4 Cheap Latin America Dividend Stocks

With all the focus that has been given to Europe, China and even the Gulf of Mexico in recent months, it seems that many investors have ignored Latin America.

July 14, 2010

RBC Speculates on JP Morgan Dividend Increase

Dividend investors will be interested to know that RBC is forecasting a significant dividend increase by the second quarter of 2011.

July 13, 2010

Jim Cramer Recommends Verizon

Cramer believes Verizon warrants a buy despite the fact that the stock is underperforming the market.

July 8, 2010

A 100-Year Old Growth Stock

This company has an impressive record of reinventing itself, which has allowed it to be successful for over 100 years.

June 29, 2010

The Best Dividend Stocks over the Last 3 Years

Investors that owned the following five companies have reaped the benefits of owning the best dividend stocks over the last 3 years.