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. 

To receive regular updates of our Top 100 ranked by score and emails on additions or deletions, please utilize the subscribe button on the home page.  Those stocks added to the Top 100 list since November 2019 include: American Electric Power, Travelers, American Campus, The J.M. Smucker Company, Ameren, Exelon, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Chevron, Sempra Energy, Aflac, Sabra Health Care REIT and Eversource Energy, with Utility stocks being the most added. To receive regular quarterly updates of our Top 100 ranked by score and emails on additions or deletions, please utilize the subscribe button on the home page.

Top 100 as of 9.01.20

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 

Ranking Stock Name Ticker Sector Dividend Yield
1 Gilead Sciences GILD Healthcare 4.15
2 GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK Healthcare 4.7
3 Dominion Resources Inc D Utilities 4.82
4 Pfizer Inc PFE Healthcare 3.99
5 CVS CVS Healthcare 3.19
6 Duke Energy Corp DUK Utilities 4.85
7 Public Storage PSA Real Estate 3.84
8 The Kroger Co KR Consumer Staples 1.98
9 Consolidated Edison Inc ED Utilities 4.31
10 Bristol Myers BMY Healthcare 2.89
11 Kraft Heinz KHC Consumer Staples 4.53
12 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA Consumer Staples 4.84
13 American Electric Power AEP Utilities 5.06
14 Verizon Communications Inc VZ Telecommunications 4.14
15 Travelers TRV Financial 2.99
16 Sanofi ADR SNY Healthcare 3.29
17 Amgen Inc AMGN Healthcare 2.56
18 State Street Bank STT Financial 3.06
19 National Grid PLC ADR NGG Utilities 5.42
20 Novartis AG NVS Healthcare 3.55
21 American Campus ACC Real Estate 5.77
22 Intel Corp INTC Technology 2.66
23 Hershey HSY Consumer Staples 2.16
24 Truist TFC Financial 4.75
25 Phillips 66 PSX Energy 5.84
26 Cardinal Health Inc CAH Healthcare 3.81
27 Southern Co SO Utilities 4.95
28 Qualcomm Inc QCOM Technology 2.24
29 Chubb Ltd. CB Financial 2.48
30 Merck & Co Inc MRK Healthcare 2.85
31 PepsiCo Inc PEP Consumer Staples 2.96
32 CMS Energy Corp CMS Utilities 2.74
33 AT&T Inc T Telecommunications 6.94
34 Sabra Health Care REIT SBRA Real Estate 7.93
35 The J.M. Smucker Company SJM Consumer Staples 2.98
36 Boston Properties Inc BXP Real Estate 4.56
37 General Mills Inc GIS Consumer Staples 3.05
38 Cisco Systems Inc CSCO Technology 3.41
39 Coca-Cola Co KO Consumer Staples 3.41
40 IBM IBM Technology 5.25
41 Principal Financial Group Inc PFG Financial 5.13
42 Nestle SA NSRGY Consumer Staples 2.29
43 Emerson Electric EMR Industrials 2.85
44 Mitsubishi UFJ Fin’l /ADR MUFG Financial 5.58
45 AmerisourceBergen Corp ABC Healthcare 1.72
46 Eastman Chemical Co EMN Basic Materials 3.6
47 Ameren AEE Utilities 2.52
48 Medtronic PLC MDT Healthcare 2.23
49 Hormel Foods Corp HRL Consumer Staples 1.82
50 Dow Chemical Co DOW Basic Materials 6.14
51 Toyota Motor Corporation TM Consumer Discretionary 3.01
52 Keurig Dr Pepper Inc KDP Consumer Discretionary 2.01
53 MetLife Inc MET Financial 4.8
54 Magna International Inc MGA Consumer Discretionary 3.16
55 Marathon Petroleum Corp MPC Energy 6.57
56 Novo Nordisk A/S NVO Healthcare 1.55
57 Starbucks Corp SBUX Consumer Discretionary 1.99
58 Comcast Corp CMCSA Telecommunications 2.08
59 Exelon EXC Utilities 4.1
60 Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV BUD Consumer Staples 2.5
61 Colgate-Palmolive Company CL Consumer Staples 2.23
62 Total SA TOT Energy 7.86
63 Unilever UN Consumer Staples 3.19
64 Aflac Inc. AFL Financial 3.08
65 Chevron CVX Energy 6.09
66 WalMart Stores Inc WMT Consumer Staples 1.65
67 Realty Income Corp O Real Estate 4.54
68 PNC Financial PNC Financial 4.17
69 Cummins Inc CMI Industrials 2.53
70 Société Générale ADR SCGLY Financial 14.25
71 T. Rowe Price Group Inc TROW Financial 2.64
72 Eaton Corp PLC ETN Industrials 2.85
73 Siemens AG SIEGY Industrials 2.98
74 Nutrien Ltd NTR Basic Materials 4.73
75 Microsoft Corp MSFT Technology 0.92
76 Sempra Energy SRE Utilities 3.38
77 Simon Property Group SPG Real Estate 7.84
78 Philip Morris International PM Consumer Staples 5.85
79 Oracle Corp ORCL Technology 1.67
80 Procter & Gamble Co PG Consumer Staples 2.29
81 Enbridge Inc. ENB Basic Materials 7.59
82 Target Corp TGT Consumer Staples 1.78
83 Viacom CBS VIAC Consumer Discretionary 3.4
84 Infosys Ltd INFY Technology 1.96
85 Valero Energy Corp VLO Energy 7.3
86 Eversource Energy ES Utilities 2.69
87 JP Morgan Chase and Co JPM Financial 3.63
88 United Parcel Service Inc UPS Industrials 2.54
89 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM Energy 8.7
90 Bank of Nova Scotia BNS Financial 6.31
91 Diageo Plc DEO Consumer Staples 3.25
92 Raytheon Technologies UTX Industrials 3.12
93 Accenture PLC ACN Technology 1.33
94 UBS Group AG UBS Financial 2.92
95 Prudential Financial Inc PRU Financial 6.44
96 Wells Fargo and Co. WFC Financial 1.66
97 BP PLC BP Energy 5.89
98 McDonald’s Corp MCD Consumer Discretionary 2.34
99 Aegon AEG Financial 5.06
100 Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX Healthcare 1.89
  • 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.