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Dividend Paying Stocks

Dividend Paying Stocks

Income Investing and Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks are a major factor in the total return of the stock market. About 3,000 U.S. stocks pay a dividend at any given time, but not all dividends are created equally. The most successful dividend investors seek dividend paying stocks that have the potential to grow their dividend each year.

Below, you'll find a list of high dividend stocks as well as a calendar of stocks about to pay a dividend. Additionally, you find dividend stock picks from seasoned income investors as well as TheStreet's own Dividend Stock Advisor, David Peltier. Click here for a free-trial of Dividend Stock Advisor.

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Top Dividend Stocks

These dividend stocks are likely to increase their dividend payments in the next quarter.
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These dividend stocks are poised to raise their payouts to shareholders.
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These dividend stocks could be about to increase they payouts to shareholders.
10/14/15 8:57AM
These dividend stocks look ready to increase their payments to shareholders soon.
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These dividend stocks look ready to increase their payouts to shareholders.
8/19/15 7:54AM
These dividend stocks look ready to raise their payments to shareholders.
8/12/15 12:47PM
David Peltier explains when you must own a dividend stock to receive a dividend payment. If you wait until the ex-dividend date, you've missed your chance.
8/10/15 2:21PM
Learn how to invest in dividend stocks. David Peltier walks you through the basics of dividend investing and how to find safe dividend growth stocks.
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These dividend stocks look ready to boost their payments to shareholders in the next quarter.
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