High Yield Dividend Stocks


We consider high yield dividend stocks to be those companies that offer a current yield of 3 percent or higher. Dividend yield is certainly one of the most important factors to consider when investing in dividend stocks. However, not all high yield dividend stocks are created equal. High yield dividend stocks can generate nice quarterly income payments for you, but you have to make sure that the company can afford to keep paying that dividend in the future. Trading a high quarterly dividend payment for a large capital loss is a good way to destroy wealth, not build it.


February 22, 2012

France Telecom to Cut Its High Yielding Dividend

France Telecom SA announced today that the company will cut its dividend forecast for 2012 and 2013 due to an uncertain macro-economic environment and competitive pressures.


July 25, 2011

Rayonier Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Split

Rayonier announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 11 percent and will give investors a three-for-two stock split.


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 29, 2011

General Mills Raises Dividend Again

This latest dividend increase from General Mills will push the current yield on their stock to 3.3 percent.




June 21, 2011

Duke Energy Boosts High Dividend Yield

Duke Energy announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 2 percent to $.25 per share.


June 18, 2011

Are We Facing Financial Armageddon If Greece Collapses?

Many investors are worried that a Greece collapse could have the same domino effect that the fall of Lehman Brothers had in September 2008.





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.


May 11, 2011

Intel Raising Dividend Once Again

Intel Corporation announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend again this year.




May 9, 2011

Competitive Pressures Are Crushing PetMed Express

Even with an attractive dividend yield of 3.4%, most PetMed Express investors have a hound dog expression these days.



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 20, 2011

Hudson City Bancorp Announces Dividend Cut

Hudson City Bancorp announced today that the company will cut their quarterly dividend by 47% to $.08 per share.


April 19, 2011

Are Tech Giants Just Glorified Utility Stocks?

Gone are the days of heady growth rates and disruptive technologies. In fact you could argue that these tech giants are nothing more than glorified utility stocks.




April 10, 2011

Seagate Technology Reinstates Dividend

Seagate Technology announced this week that the company will reinstate their quarterly dividend at $.18 per share.


March 31, 2011

A New High Yield Dividend ETF Launches

Investors have a new dividend ETF to consider for their portfolios with iShares launching their High Dividend Equity Fund today.


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 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 17, 2011

Dividend Investing in the New Normal Market

Here are 5 dividend stocks that Jim Cramer recommended for investors in this new normal market.


March 8, 2011

The Bank of Nova Scotia Is Increasing Their Dividend

The Bank of Nova Scotia is the 3rd largest bank in Canada and is only the second Canadian bank stock to increase their dividend since the recession.



March 5, 2011

Piedmont Natural Gas Dividend Increase for the 33rd Straight Year

Piedmont Natural Gas announced a quarterly dividend increase of 4% to $.29 per share.


March 4, 2011

Walmart Rolls Out Big Dividend Increase As Stock Price Treads Water

Wal-Mart Stores announced yesterday that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 21% to $.365 per share. Walmart’s dividend yield has taken on greater importance in recent years as their stock price has lagged the broader market indices.


March 1, 2011

Navios Maritime Partners Is a Risky Dividend Stock

To the casual observer, Navios Maritime Partners may not look like a risky dividend stock. In fact, it looks like it could be a perfect dividend play.


February 22, 2011

Barnes & Noble Dividend Just Got Nuked

Barnes & Noble announced today that the company is suspending their quarterly dividend.



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 11, 2011

ConocoPhillips Offers Investors a 20% Dividend Rate Increase

ConocoPhillips announced today that the company will offer investors a 20% dividend rate increase this quarter to $.66 per share.



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 4, 2011

Avon Products Raising Dividend for 22nd Consecutive Year

While the $.01 dividend isn’t massive, it does mark the 22nd consecutive year that Avon has increased their dividend.


February 3, 2011

UPS Delivers Bigger Dividend

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




Stronger Revenue Growth Leads to Dividend Boost at Time Warner

The dividend increase came as Time Warner posted their 2010 financial results which included their strongest revenue growth in years.


January 31, 2011

Small Cap Cherokee Cutting Dividend in Half

The company’s rationale for the dividend cut is to better focus on the company’s brands and to enable Cherokee to execute on its growth strategy.


January 29, 2011

Will BP Reinstate Their Dividend Next Week?

Investors are speculating whether BP will reinstate their dividend next week when they report their fourth quarter earnings results.


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 12, 2011

Lowes Looks More Attractive Than Home Depot In 2011

Home Depot may have outperformed Lowes over the past few years, but a side-by-side analysis shows that Lowes stock looks more attractive as we enter 2011.


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 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 3, 2011

First Dividend Increase in 2011 Comes From Spectra Energy

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


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 22, 2010

Alliant Energy Raising Dividend 8%

Alliant Energy announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.425 per share.


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.


Iron Mountain Triples Dividend

Iron Mountain announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 200% to $.1875 per share.




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.




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.


Intel Raising Dividend By 15%

Intel Corporation announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 15% to $.18 per share.


November 11, 2010

Citing Positive Momentum Siemens Raises Dividend

More important than the dividend increase was Siemens acknowledgement of a clear dividend policy for the first time in the company’s history.


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 1, 2010

Simon Says a Higher Dividend Is Here

The dividend announcement comes as the shopping mall operator reported strong third quarter results and raised their forecast for the rest of the year.



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 19, 2010

American Electric Power Looking To Increase Dividend

If the dividend increase is approved by the board of directors, AEP’s current yield will increase to 5.1% based on yesterday’s closing price.



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 12, 2010

How Safe Is Verizon’s Dividend?

Once Verizon begins paying dividends to Vodafone, Wall Street is concerned that Verizon may not have the cash flow to sustain their dividend.



October 7, 2010

RPM Raises Dividend for 37th Consecutive Year

This marks the 37th consecutive year that RPM has increased their cash dividend putting them in a very elite group.


October 5, 2010

Can Microsoft Become A Top 20 Dividend Stock?

Microsoft needs to dramatically ramp up their dividend program to where they become one of the top 20 dividend stocks in the S&P 500.


September 23, 2010

Dividend Rising At Lockheed Martin

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced today that they are increasing their quarterly dividend by 19 percent to $.75 per share.



September 21, 2010

ConAgra Foods Lifts Dividend As Earnings Disappoint

The dividend increase from ConAgra reflects the food company’s strong cash flows and their commitment to maintaining a top-tier dividend payout.