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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The Dividend Manager’s Strategy For Selecting The Top 100 Dividend Paying Stocks: 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).

Top 100 as of 05.15.22

Ranking Stock Name Ticker Sector Dividend Yield
1 Verizon Communications Inc VZ Telecommunications 5.31%
2 Medtronic PLC MDT Healthcare 2.45%
3 Paramount Global PARA Telecommunications 3.39%
4 Americold Realty COLD Real Estate 3.49%
5 Amgen Inc AMGN Healthcare 3.19%
6 Digital Realty DLR Real Estate 3.72%
7 Clorox CLX Consumer Staples 2.93%
8 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA Consumer Staples 4.39%
9 Citigroup C Financial 4.28%
10 Gilead Sciences GILD Healthcare 4.68%
11 National Grid PLC ADR NGG Utilities 4.58%
12 Total SA TTE Energy 5.66%
13 Edison International EIX Utilities 4.28%
14 Volkswagen VWAGY Consumer Discretionary 4.08%
15 Ameren AEE Utilities 2.53%
16 Sabra Health Care REIT SBRA Real Estate 8.06%
17 J.P. Morgan Chase JPM Financial 3.36%
18 United Parcel Service Inc UPS Industrials 3.41%
19 Intel Corp INTC Technology 3.35%
20 Principal Financial Group Inc PFG Financial 3.66%
21 Chevron CVX Energy 3.38%
22 Qualcomm Inc QCOM Technology 2.22%
23 Phillips 66 PSX Energy 4.10%
24 Pfizer Inc PFE Healthcare 3.21%
25 Texas Instruments TXN Technology 2.71%
26 Sanofi ADR SNY Healthcare 3.45%
27 Chemours Company CC Basic Materials 2.56%
28 Société Générale ADR SCGLY Financial 7.05%
29 Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW Real Estate 6.37%
30 Merck & Co Inc MRK Healthcare 3.05%
31 American Electric Power AEP Utilities 3.13%
32 AT&T Inc T Telecommunications 5.59%
33 Starbucks Corp SBUX Consumer Discretionary 2.59%
34 Boston Properties Inc BXP Real Estate 3.48%
35 Unum UNM Financial 3.48%
36 General Mills Inc GIS Consumer Staples 2.79%
37 Dominion Resources Inc D Utilities 3.19%
38 Infosys Ltd INFY Technology 2.07%
39 Cisco Systems Inc CSCO Technology 3.07%
40 IBM IBM Technology 4.94%
41 CVS Health CVS Healthcare 2.26%
42 Nestle SA NSRGY Consumer Staples 2.48%
43 Emerson Electric EMR Industrials 2.46%
44 Duke Energy Corp DUK Utilities 3.60%
45 Ventas Inc VTR Real Estate 3.27%
46 Mitsubishi UFJ Fin’l Grp Inc ADR MUFG Financial 4.04%
47 Bristol Myers BMY Healthcare 2.85%
48 AmerisourceBergen Corp ABC Healthcare 1.20%
49 Eastman Chemical Co EMN Basic Materials 2.95%
50 Xcel XEL Utilities 2.62%
51 Enbridge Inc. ENB Basic Materials 6.03%
52 Novartis AG NVS Healthcare 3.87%
53 Kraft Heinz KHC Consumer Staples 3.61%
54 Hormel Foods Corp HRL Consumer Staples 1.95%
55 Dow Chemical Co DOW Basic Materials 4.18%
56 Keurig Dr Pepper Inc KDP Consumer Discretionary 2.02%
57 BCE Inc BCE Technology 5.46%
58 KeyBank KEY Financial 4.19%
59 Magna International Inc MGA Consumer Discretionary 2.97%
60 Allstate ALL Financial 2.65%
61 Marathon Petroleum Corp MPC Energy 2.42%
62 Novo Nordisk A/S NVO Healthcare 1.48%
63 The Mosaic Co MOS Basic Materials 0.72%
64 Southern Co SO Utilities 3.69%
65 PepsiCo Inc PEP Consumer Staples 2.65%
66 Comcast Corp CMCSA Telecommunications 2.60%
67 Exelon EXC Utilities 2.89%
68 Darden Restaurants Inc DRI Consumer Discretionary 3.44%
69 Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV BUD Consumer Staples 0.97%
70 Consolidated Edison Inc ED Utilities 3.31%
71 GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK Healthcare 4.59%
72 Unilever UL Consumer Staples 4.21%
73 Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT Consumer Staples 1.51%
74 Sempra Energy SRE Utilities 2.84%
75 BP PLC BP Energy 4.02%
76 Realty Income Corp O Real Estate 4.40%
77 Coca-Cola Co KO Consumer Staples 2.68%
78 Cummins Inc CMI Industrials 2.88%
79 Eaton Corp PLC ETN Industrials 2.02%
80 Astrazeneca PLC AZN Healthcare 2.34%
81 Siemens AG SIEGY Industrials 3.76%
82 Nutrien Ltd. NTR Basic Materials 2.56%
83 State Street STT Financial 2.92%
84 American Campus Communities ACC Real Estate 3.71%
85 Cardinal Health Inc CAH Healthcare 3.57%
86 Philip Morris International PM Consumer Staples 5.19%
87 Simon Property Group SPG Real Estate 5.82%
88 Target Corp TGT Consumer Discretionary 1.88%
89 Oracle Corp ORCL Technology 1.80%
90 Procter & Gamble Co PG Consumer Staples 2.29%
91 Valero Energy Corp VLO Energy 4.56%
92 The Travelers Companies Inc TRV Financial 2.15%
93 Diageo Plc DEO Consumer Staples 1.87%
94 United Technologies Corp RTX Industrials 2.39%
95 CMS Energy Corp CMS Utilities 2.75%
96 Prudential Public Ltd PUK Financial 1.07%
97 Life Storage LSI Real Estate 2.74%
98 McDonald’s Corp MCD Consumer Discretionary 2.25%
99 Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX Healthcare 1.94%
100 AvalonBay Communities, Inc. AVB Real Estate 2.49%
  • thumbnail_Snowball - 02 CoverChoose 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.

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.