NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- In a volatile market, some investors may want to consider buying dividend stocks, because they offer a regular income stream amid the market's gyrations.
We have identified seven dividend stocks and listed them on the following pages in order of their ex-dividend dates.
7. Royal Bank of Canada (RY - Get Report), a diversified financial services company, provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services.
In the last week of August, the bank declared a quarterly common-share dividend of 54 cents per share, payable on or after Nov. 24, 2011 to common shareholders as of record at close of business on Oct. 26, 2011.The bank's ex-dividend date is Oct. 24, 2011. The current dividend yield is 4.3%. The bank recorded net income of $1.6 billion for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 13% from the year-ago quarter. Also, earnings per share for the same period were up 12 cents to $1.04. On average, analysts surveyed by Bloomberg have a $55.68 12-month price target on the stock. That's 18.4% greater than the stock's recent price.