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Top Paying Dividend Stocks


The goal of this website is to help you become a better dividend stock investor. Dividend stock investing is a good way to balance the need for current income with some capital appreciation. Furthermore, dividend paying stocks can offer some protection against inflation unlike bonds.

However, at its core, selecting a good dividend paying stock is no different from selecting a stock in general. The same type of fundamental analysis and research is applied. Considerations like price to earnings ratios and discounted cash flow apply to both. The one aspect of clarity for a dividend paying stock is that it is readily valued using the expected stream of future dividends.

One possible strategy for selecting dividend paying stocks is to seek quality companies and consistent dividend growth and regular payments. As the market fluctuates and these stocks move up and down in price it is possible to buy on the dip and effectively capture a higher dividend yield.

Many foreign companies also offer dividends; however, they also have additional complications ranging from foreign tax withholding to inconsistent and irregular dividend payments. While many U.S. companies pay a consistent dividend, perhaps with small growth from the previous dividend, on a regular basis, often quarterly, some Latin American companies payout a portion of net income or use other methods to determine the dividend resulting in highly variable payments over time. Good luck with your dividend stock investing!

This table shows the top paying dividend stock in each industry. The data is current as of April 11, 2014.

Industries Name Dividend Champion Market Capitalization ($ Billions) Yield
Printing R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company RRD                 3.4 6.1%
Natural Gas Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC NKA                 0.5 9.2%
Tobacco Vector Group Ltd. VGR                 2.0 7.9%
Real Estate Operations Armour Residential R ARR                 1.5 14.4%
Electric Utilities Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS CIG                 9.1 6.1%
Communications Services Windstream Corporation WIN                 5.1 11.8%
Integrated Oil BP p.l.c. BP              147.4 4.8%
Non-metallic mining Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. POT                28.4 4.2%
Major Drugs GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK              125.8 5.8%
Office Supplies Staples, Inc. SPLS                 7.7 4.1%
Water Transportation Navios Maritime Partners LP NMM                 1.4 9.8%
Publishing Pearson, Plc PSO                14.2 4.5%
Non-alcoholic Beverages Fomento Economico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. FMX                33.0 3.4%
Oil Production Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. EROC                 0.8 12.2%
Alcoholic Beverages Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. CCU                 3.6 3.1%
Metals Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. FCX                33.8 3.8%
Retail (Grocery) PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS INC PUSH                11.4 4.8%
Retail (Technology) Gamestop Corporation GME                 4.7 3.3%
Recreational Activities Cedar Fair, L.P. FUN                 2.7 5.7%
Security Services and Products Ituran Location and Control Ltd. ITRN                 0.5 6.2%
Paper and Pulp Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. SWM                 1.2 3.7%
Personal & Household Products Tupperware Corporation TUP                 4.2 3.3%
Furniture & Fixtures Leggett & Platt, Incorporated LEG                 4.4 3.8%
Computer Peripherals Canon, Inc. CAJ                35.1 3.6%
Semiconductors Cypress Semiconductor Corporation CY                 1.5 4.6%
Gold and Silver Mining Pan American Silver Corp. PAAS                 2.0 3.8%
Water Utilites UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC UUGRY                 8.6 4.2%
Communications Equipment Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO              115.7 3.4%
Construction & Agricultural Equipment SKF INC SKFRY                11.7 5.1%
Computer Hardware Apple Inc. AAPL              463.8 2.4%
Chemical Manufacturing Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. TNH                 2.8 5.5%
Investment Services Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones-Provida, S.A. PVD                 2.1 5.6%
Restaurants Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI                 6.4 4.5%
Waste Management Services Veolia Environnement VE                10.8 3.9%
Insurance (Property) OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. OB                 1.4 5.5%
Food Manufacturing Dean Foods Company DF                 1.4 5.6%
Agriculture Crops Cosan Limited CZZ                 2.1 2.5%
Railroads Guangshen Railway Company Limited GSH                 3.0 2.6%
Aerospace & Defense Lockheed Martin Corporation LMT                49.1 3.5%
Tires Cooper Tire & Rubber Company CTB                 1.6 1.8%
Air Courriers United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS                88.8 2.8%
Retail (Apparel) American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. AEO                 2.1 4.6%
Recreational Products Mattel, Inc. MAT                12.9 4.0%
Appliance & Tools AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX ELUXY                 6.9 3.7%
Retail (Department) Target Corporation TGT                37.3 2.9%
Computer Storage Devices Seagate Technology. STX                17.6 3.2%
Advertising National CineMedia, Inc. NCMI                 0.9 5.9%
Fish & Livestock Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. CALM                 1.5 2.4%
Construction - Supplies & Fixtures 3M Company MMM                87.7 2.6%
Audio Video Equipment Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V. PHG                31.8 2.4%
Consumer Financial Services General Electric Company GE              262.7 3.5%
Retail (Furnishings) Home Depot, Inc. (The) HD              103.6 2.5%
Containers & Packaging Greif Bros. Corporation GEF                 2.5 3.3%
Insurance (Life) Sun Life Financial Incorporated SLF                20.0 3.9%
Electronic Instruments & Control AVX Corporation AVX                 2.2 2.9%
Insurance (Miscellaneous) Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG                 5.9 3.2%
Software & Programming Compuware Corporation CPWR                 2.2 5.0%
Miscellaneous Capital Goods Harsco Corporation HSC                 1.8 3.6%
Auto & Truck Parts Superior Industries International, Inc. SUP                 0.6 3.4%
Chemicals: Plastics & Rubber A. Schulman, Inc. SHLM                 1.0 2.2%
Retail (Drug Stores) Walgreen Company WAG                61.1 2.0%
Coal Mining Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited YZC                 4.1 6.0%
Business Services Compass Diversified Holdings CODI                 0.9 8.0%
Insurance (Accident & Health) Principal Financial Group Inc PFG                12.8 2.6%
Health Equipment Meridian Bioscience Inc. VIVO                 0.8 4.0%
Campers & RV Vehicles Thor Industries, Inc. THO                 3.2 1.5%
Personal Services StoneMor Partners L.P. STON                 0.6 9.8%
Oil Well Services & Equipment Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. TOO                 2.8 6.5%
Fabricated: Plastics & Rubber Ashland Inc. ASH                 7.4 1.4%
Auto & Truck Manufacturing General Motors Company GM                50.8 3.8%
Miscellaneous Transportation C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. CHRW                 8.1 2.6%
Construction - Raw Materials CRH PLC CRH                21.2 3.0%
Biotechnology & Drugs PDL BioPharma, Inc. PDLI                 1.3 7.5%
Hotels & Motels Intercontinental Hotels Group IHG                 8.1 2.1%
Casino & Gaming International Game Technology IGT                 3.4 3.2%
Apparel V.F. Corporation VFC                25.4 1.8%
Footware Nike, Inc. NKE                63.1 1.4%
Conglomerate Tyco International, Ltd. (Switzerland) TYC                18.7 1.6%
Broadcasting & Cable TV CTC Media, Inc. CTCM                 1.4 7.6%
Iron & Steel Nucor Corporation NUE                16.1 2.9%
Rental & Leasing TAL International Group, Inc. TAL                 1.4 6.8%
Product Fabrication National Steel Corporation SID                 6.1 8.2%
Office Equipment Pitney Bowes Inc PBI                 5.1 3.0%
Scientific Instruments American Science and Engineering, Inc. ASEI                 0.5 3.0%
Motion Pictures Regal Entertainment Group RGC                 2.9 4.8%
Retail (Specialty) Icahn Enterprises L.P. IEP                11.1 6.3%
Construction Services M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. MDC                 1.4 3.6%
Miscellaneous Financial Services Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation NNA                 0.5 5.6%
Forestry & Wood Products Weyerhaeuser Company WY                16.2 3.2%
Airlines China Southern Airlines Company Limited ZNH                 3.3 4.2%
Trucking J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. JBHT                 8.4 1.1%
Schools China Distance Education Holdings Limited DL                 0.5 3.9%
Computer Services Giant Interactive Group Inc GA                 2.8 5.5%
Healthcare Facilities Select Medical Holdings Corporation SEM                 1.9 3.0%
Jewelry Movado Group Inc. MOV                 1.1 1.0%
Retail (Catalogue & Mail Order) HSN, Inc. HSNI                 3.0 1.8%
Computer Networking Equipment F5 Networks, Inc. FFIV                 7.0 0.0%
Textiles - non apparel Mohawk Industries, Inc. MHK                 9.5 0.0%
Photography RealD Inc RLD                 0.5 0.0%

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February 21, 2014
February 7, 2014
November 15, 2013
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