The 5 Best Dividend Stocks Right Now
The best stocks pay dividends over time. Buying a stock that you can count on to pay you quarter after quarter is key to passive income.
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Investing in dividend stocks is a conservative form of investing. These companies tend to be stable and well known. Check out these 5 best dividend stocks right now to get started.
Verizon provides a great dividend yield with good dividend safety. Verizon has a large market share with more than 120 million paid users. – Market Capitalization: $210.57 billion – Stock Price: $50.86 – Dividend Yield: 5.03% – Payout Ratio: 47.6%
1. Verizon (VZ)
Microsoft is well known with products like Windows, MS Office, LinkedIn, and more. It's the second largest company by market cap. – Market Capitalization: $2.58 trillion – Stock Price: $343.11 – Dividend Yield: 0.72% – Payout Ratio: 27.1%
2. Microsoft (MSFT)
The only REIT on our list, O is a great dividend investment. It is well-known for monthly dividend payments. – Market Capitalization: $40.15 billion – Stock Price: $70.91 – Dividend Yield: 4.16% – Payout Ratio: 85.5%
3. Realty Income Corporation (O)
Another popular dividend stock is Coca-Cola. With more than 20 brands and $1 billion in sales, what's not to like. – Market Capitalization: $238.13 billion – Stock Price: $55.13 – Dividend Yield: 3.05% – Payout Ratio: 73.2%
4. Coca-Cola (KO)
The last stock may be a little less known, but it's still powerful. We add this utility stock for diversification and a good dividend payout. – Market Capitalization: $27.6 billion – Stock Price: $78.03 – Dividend Yield: 3.97% – Payout Ratio: 73.0%
5. Consolidated Edison (ED)
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