The 5 Best Dividend Stocks Right Now

The best dividend stocks are ones that keep paying their dividends over time. When investors buy a stock for the dividend, they count on that dividend to get paid each quarter.

What Are Dividend Stocks?

Companies that pay a part of their earnings to stockholders are known as dividend stocks. The payment is a dividend and is a return of cash to shareholders. Most dividend stocks come from well-established companies with stable revenue and earnings.


Verizon operates in a mature market with only two other large competitors, controlling 98%+ of the US wireless market. Verizon has the second largest market share, with over 120 million paid users. The company also has a large broadband business known as FiOS.


In our opinion, no list of dividend stocks is complete without Microsoft (MSFT). Almost every investor knows about Microsoft. The company’s signature products and services include Windows, MS Office, Xbox, LinkedIn, Bing, Outlook, Azure, and more. Almost every adult directly or indirectly uses one or more of these products.

Realty Income Corporation

Realty Income Corporation (O) is the only real estate investment trust (REIT) on this list. The trust owns more than 6,500 commercial properties. Additionally, Realty Income’s retail properties are not part of larger retail developments, like malls or town centers, but standalone properties.

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