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Top Paying Dividend Stocks

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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 May 16, 2014.

Industries Name Dividend Champion Market Capitalization ($ Billions) Yield
Printing R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company RRD                 3.0 6.8%
Natural Gas Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC NKA                 0.5 9.7%
Tobacco Vector Group Ltd. VGR                 2.0 8.2%
Electric Utilities Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS CIG                 8.1 7.3%
Real Estate Operations Armour Residential R ARR                 1.5 14.2%
Integrated Oil Statoil ASA STO                96.1 6.0%
Communications Services Windstream Corporation WIN                 5.6 10.7%
Office Supplies Staples, Inc. SPLS                 8.6 3.6%
Security Services and Products Ituran Location and Control Ltd. ITRN                 0.5 6.2%
Major Drugs GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK              134.7 4.6%
Non-metallic mining Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. POT                31.5 3.8%
Publishing Pearson, Plc PSO                16.1 4.0%
Retail (Grocery) PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS INC PUSH                11.3 5.2%
Water Transportation Nordic American Tanker Shipping Limited NAT                 0.6 11.1%
Personal & Household Products Tupperware Corporation TUP                 4.2 3.3%
Non-alcoholic Beverages Cott Corporation COT                 0.7 3.1%
Paper and Pulp Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. SWM                 1.3 3.4%
Metals Teck Resources Ltd TCK                12.9 3.7%
Recreational Activities Cedar Fair, L.P. FUN                 2.8 5.6%
Oil Production Linn Energy, LLC LINE                 9.5 10.1%
Computer Peripherals Canon, Inc. CAJ                37.1 3.4%
Retail (Technology) Gamestop Corporation GME                 4.2 3.6%
Alcoholic Beverages Diageo plc DEO                82.0 2.5%
Water Utilites UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC UUGRY                 9.6 3.7%
Communications Equipment Garmin Ltd. GRMN                10.7 3.3%
Restaurants Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI                 6.4 4.5%
Food Manufacturing Dean Foods Company DF                 1.5 5.4%
Chemical Manufacturing Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. TNH                 2.7 8.3%
Gold and Silver Mining AURICO GOLD INC. AUQ                 0.9 4.3%
Computer Hardware Apple Inc. AAPL              533.3 2.2%
Investment Services Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones-Provida, S.A. PVD                 2.0 8.6%
Advertising National CineMedia, Inc. NCMI                 1.0 5.7%
Construction & Agricultural Equipment SKF INC SKFRY                12.0 2.7%
Retail (Furnishings) Home Depot, Inc. (The) HD              105.8 2.4%
Insurance (Life) Sun Life Financial Incorporated SLF                20.8 3.8%
Furniture & Fixtures Leggett & Platt, Incorporated LEG                 4.6 3.6%
Waste Management Services Veolia Environnement VE                10.1 8.7%
Agriculture Crops Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. FDP                 1.6 1.8%
Air Courriers United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS                93.5 2.6%
Aerospace & Defense Lockheed Martin Corporation LMT                51.8 3.3%
Consumer Financial Services General Electric Company GE              275.5 3.3%
Insurance (Property) OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. OB                 1.5 5.5%
Retail (Apparel) American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. AEO                 2.3 4.2%
Hotels & Motels Wyndham Worldwide Corp WYN                 9.1 2.0%
Business Services Compass Diversified Holdings CODI                 0.9 8.2%
Railroads Guangshen Railway Company Limited GSH                 2.6 3.0%
Recreational Products Mattel, Inc. MAT                13.2 3.9%
Semiconductors Cypress Semiconductor Corporation CY                 1.5 4.6%
Tires Cooper Tire & Rubber Company CTB                 1.8 1.5%
Appliance & Tools AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX ELUXY                 7.9 3.3%
Insurance (Miscellaneous) Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG                 6.1 3.2%
Computer Storage Devices Seagate Technology. STX                16.8 3.4%
Fish & Livestock Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. CALM                 1.5 3.7%
Electronic Instruments & Control ABB Ltd ABB                54.6 3.3%
Miscellaneous Transportation C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. CHRW                 8.7 2.4%
Containers & Packaging Sonoco Products Company SON                 4.3 3.1%
Miscellaneous Capital Goods Harsco Corporation HSC                 2.1 3.1%
Construction - Supplies & Fixtures 3M Company MMM                93.5 2.4%
Audio Video Equipment Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V. PHG                28.8 3.0%
Auto & Truck Parts Superior Industries International, Inc. SUP                 0.5 3.7%
Coal Mining Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited YZC                 3.8 6.4%
Software & Programming Compuware Corporation CPWR                 2.3 4.8%
Retail (Drug Stores) Walgreen Company WAG                64.7 1.9%
Insurance (Accident & Health) Principal Financial Group Inc PFG                13.4 2.5%
Health Equipment Meridian Bioscience Inc. VIVO                 0.8 4.0%
Personal Services StoneMor Partners L.P. STON                 0.6 9.7%
Chemicals: Plastics & Rubber A. Schulman, Inc. SHLM                 1.0 2.4%
Oil Well Services & Equipment Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. TOO                 3.0 6.1%
Campers & RV Vehicles Thor Industries, Inc. THO                 3.1 1.6%
Retail (Department) Kohl's Corporation KSS                11.1 2.9%
Fabricated: Plastics & Rubber Tredegar Corporation TG                 0.6 1.4%
Auto & Truck Manufacturing General Motors Company GM                54.1 3.5%
Rental & Leasing TAL International Group, Inc. TAL                 1.5 6.7%
Conglomerate Tyco International, Ltd. (Switzerland) TYC                19.6 1.7%
Construction - Raw Materials CRH PLC CRH                19.9 3.1%
Broadcasting & Cable TV CTC Media, Inc. CTCM                 1.5 7.5%
Iron & Steel Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. SCHN                 0.7 2.9%
Apparel V.F. Corporation VFC                27.6 1.7%
Biotechnology & Drugs PDL BioPharma, Inc. PDLI                 1.4 6.8%
Footware Nike, Inc. NKE                64.9 1.3%
Casino & Gaming International Game Technology IGT                 3.1 3.6%
Product Fabrication National Steel Corporation SID                 6.2 7.1%
Motion Pictures Regal Entertainment Group RGC                 3.0 4.6%
Scientific Instruments American Science and Engineering, Inc. ASEI                 0.5 3.0%
Retail (Specialty) Icahn Enterprises L.P. IEP                11.6 6.1%
Forestry & Wood Products Weyerhaeuser Company WY                17.7 2.9%
Construction Services M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. MDC                 1.4 3.5%
Office Equipment Pitney Bowes Inc PBI                 5.3 2.9%
Airlines China Southern Airlines Company Limited ZNH                 3.0 4.6%
Miscellaneous Financial Services Sabine Royalty Trust SBR                 0.8 8.9%
Schools China Distance Education Holdings Limited DL                 0.6 3.6%
Computer Services Giant Interactive Group Inc GA                 2.8 5.4%
Trucking Universal Truckload Services, Inc. UACL                 0.7 1.2%
Healthcare Facilities Select Medical Holdings Corporation SEM                 2.0 2.9%
Jewelry Movado Group Inc. MOV                 1.0 1.1%
Retail (Catalogue & Mail Order) HSN, Inc. HSNI                 2.9 1.8%
Computer Networking Equipment F5 Networks, Inc. FFIV                 6.9 0.0%
Textiles - non apparel Mohawk Industries, Inc. MHK                 9.6 0.0%
Photography RealD Inc RLD                 0.6 0.0%


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