6 of the Best Dividend Stocks You Should Consider

Stocks that pay dividends give investors a regular share of the company’s profits. Most American dividend stocks pay investors a fixed sum every three months.

The best ones enhance their payouts over time so that investors can build a steady stream of cash similar to an annuity. Investors can also choose to put dividends back into the stock market if they don’t need the income.

Most companies that pay dividends have been around for a long time, so dividend stocks may also give your portfolio some stability. That’s one reason we put them on our list of low-risk investments.

Best Dividend Stocks

Lumen Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LUMN)

Lumen Technologies serves individuals and organizations worldwide as a global technology and communications company. Network assets, security solutions, cloud connectivity, collaboration, and voice tools are part of an integrated platform that makes it easier for companies to use their data and implement cutting-edge technology.

American Express (NYSE: AXP)

Investors can also find top dividend stocks in consumer and business lending, and American Express is one of the best in this category. Despite not being a Dividend Aristocrat, AmEx has a long history of increasing or maintaining its dividend in any economic climate.



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New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ)

The New Residential Investment (NRI) (REIT) is a mortgage real estate investment trust. The industries of mortgage and financial services benefit from their capital and expertise. The company invests in long-term cash flow-generating assets. Mortgage servicing assets, residential mortgages, non-agency securities, and other related investments are part of its investment portfolio.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)

One of the world's largest corporations, Microsoft has steadily increased sales and is particularly attractive to dividend investors because of its focus on recurring or subscription-based revenue sources. Because of the company's strong financial position and low payout ratio, there is ample room to raise the dividend. We expect Microsoft to join the ranks of Dividend Aristocracy members based on its 19-year track record.

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