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Compare the dividend stocks in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index by dividend yield, payout ratio, Price/Earnings, earnings per share (EPS), dividend per share (DPS).

Dividend Aristocrats are companies in the S&P 500 that have increased dividend payouts to shareholders every year for the last 25 years. The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats is the most prestigious list of dividend stocks, the top dividend stocks S&P 500. The Dividend Aristocrats index is a member of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats index series.
Only regular dividend payments will be considered when determining the calendar year total dividend payments of a company. Special cash dividends will not be considered for eligibility purposes on a historical and ongoing basis.


Beware of stocks with an extremely high dividend yield! This can be caused by a stock price that is extremely low, compared to the trailing twelve months (ttm) dividend. Or it can be caused by a special, one-time only super dividend.

Articles featuring Dividend Aristocrat At&t (T):

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 1: The Top 50)

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of the top holdings of Dividend ETFs. I find the exercise insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the virtual portfolio is informative, as it helps me to identify candidate stocks for analysis and possible investment. Below, I'll provide a brief summary of the methodology. For a detailed description, please refer to previous editions in this series: Top Holdings of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition) Top... Read more

Big Yield Portfolio - Can You Get More Than 5% From Dividend Stocks?

A 39-year-old successful man doing work for me asked me what I thought he could get in cash flow if he had a million dollars. My standard view recently is to first remind him that any advice is worth what you pay for it and then to deliver the uninspiring number $50,000. For someone dreaming to be a millionaire, the realization that safe income from a million dollars is about 5% can be disappointing. You could get a job earning $25 an hour and make that income. I could hear him calculating... Read more

3 Reasons Investors Should Expect More From Verizon's 4% Yield

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has been a well-known dividend play for many years. Though the last few dividend increases haven't exactly been anything to write home about, there are multiple trends that suggest the future will look different. Verizon looks to be gaining ground in its core business, it's following its plan to save money, and shareholders looking for more income should be happy with the result. $8.7 billion reasons to believe Less than a year ago, Verizon announced it would... Read more

Road To Financial Independence: Growing Dividends, Endless Opportunities But Limited Capital

October was another really intense month as ongoing trade woes, a hawkish interest rate environment and purely black-and-white earnings season mixed a toxic cocktail for most of the stocks. At times with the markets slipping into 10% correction mode the selling into the close was extreme and signaled potentially panic reactions the next day. However, what happened was that mostly every dip was bought on the way down and once markets bottomed out an almost 3% rally followed. (Source: Hedgeye... Read more

Bert's October Dividend Income Summary

Another month. The leaves are changing, Halloween is behind us, and I have officially eaten way too much Halloween candy! My wife and I love the fall season, and even had a chance to go apple picking before the weather was too cold and make some fantastic desserts with our haul. But that's not the point of this article, is it? Each month, we like to summarize our results and check out the growth and progress we are making in terms of dividend income. Lanny kicked off the festivities by... Read more

Is High-Yielding CenturyLink A Good Income Investment?

Thesis CenturyLink (CTL) offers a quite high dividend yield to its owners, which is why share price gains are not necessary for CenturyLink to be a solid investment. The dividend looks sufficiently safe for the foreseeable future, thanks to CenturyLink's strong cash generation. Synergies with Level 3 will drive cash flows further over the coming quarters. CenturyLink's ultra-long-term business outlook is somewhat unclear, which is why other telecom companies could be a safer bet in... Read more

John And Jane's October Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Taxable Account

Investment Thesis This article marks the 12th month that I've been keeping track of John and Jane's Taxable portfolio and continued to discuss the dividend raises that continue to benefit the income produced by the portfolio. Recently, I've been so busy that I completely forgot that October marks the final month in the first year since I took over managing the taxable portfolio. While this is the 12th month since I started managing the portfolio, it is only the 10th month I have... Read more

How To Retire With Safe And Quality High Yields

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments. If you want to retire, you are going to need passive income. There are a few ways to tackle that challenge, but some are better than others. Investors who fail to tackle the income issue effectively end up with a less desirable retirement. The least desirable form of retirement is the one where the retiree continues to work full time. That's not retirement. That is the opposite... Read more

High Yield Dividend Champion Portfolio - November Update

The High Yield Dividend Champion Portfolio is a publicly tracked stock portfolio on Scott's Investments. The goal is to capture quality high yield stocks with a history of raising dividends. The screening process for this portfolio starts with the "Dividend Champions" as compiled by DRIP Investing. The list is comprised of stocks that have increased their dividend payout for at least 25 consecutive years. Stocks are then ranked on yield, P/E and 3-year dividend growth rate and... Read more

John's September Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

Investment Thesis September marks the seventh month that I have been tracking John's retirement accounts in an article. Since the beginning of January 2018, his portfolio has produced the following results: $10,011.01/Dividend Income through August 31, 2018. On February 1, 2018, we began tracking the active tracking active trades which have provided a total realized gain of $8,119.90 through August 31, 2018. If we combine trading income and dividends, we can approximate an average... Read more

The Little Book Of Big Dividends

In The Little Book of Big Dividends, dividend stock expert Chuck Carlson presents an action plan for dividend-hungry investors. You'll learn about the pitfalls, how to find the opportunities, and will learn how to construct a portfolio that generates big, safe dividends easily through the BSD (Big, Safe Dividends) formula. If you're a bit adventurous, Carlson has you covered, and will teach you how to find big, safe dividends in foreign stocks, preferred stocks, ETFs, real estate investment trusts and more.
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