Welcome to the Top Dividend Basic Content. You can access any of the Top Dividend Basic lists by clicking on the title or image below.

High Yield Stock Ratings
See how the stocks listed on our high yield list stack up against our top dividend rating system.

Industry Dividend Ratings
Dividend stocks sorted by industry with the top dividend rating.

Monthly Dividend Report
Our monthly stock market and dividend report keeps investors informed.

REIT Ratings
Get the Top Dividend ratings for high yielding REITs.

Our rating system is used as a way to compare the best dividend stocks to each other. Remember that our ratings are for entertainment purposes only. No one should make a decision to buy or sell a stock based on our ratings. Having said that, we can use school letter grades to get a better idea of the ratings:

A: 80 – 100
B: 60 – 79
C: 40 – 59
D: 20 – 39
F: 00 – 19

Yield: Dividend yield. Shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price. Expressed as a percentage.
Dividend Growth Rate: The annualized percentage rate of growth that a particular stock’s dividend undergoes over a period of time.
3yr Net Income Growth %: The annualized percentage rate of growth for net income.
Payout Ratio: The percentage of earnings paid to shareholders in dividends. (Usually we want this to be low)
1yr Return % Rank Industry: One year return on stock compared to its industry listed as a percentile. (Lower is better – 1% means it was in the top 1%)