Top 100 Dividend Stocks

Our top 100 dividend stocks list below ranks stocks based on yield, dividend growth, net income growth, value, payout ratio and one-year return percentage. This top-performing dividend list is based on historical performance and does not indicate how a stock will perform in the future. Consult a financial advisor before making an investment decision.

We use a weighted scoring system that prioritizes yield and dividend growth.  Each stock on this list has increased its dividend for at least 5 consecutive years.  Dividend growth is often considered to be the most important metric when evaluating a dividend stock.   Revenue growth and the payout ratio help us to determine how sustainable a dividend is at its current rate and if the company has room to continue increasing its dividend.

Last Update: 12/1/2020

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NameSymbolYrs of Div
Increases
Yield5yr Div
Growth %
1yr Revenue
Growth %
Payout
Ratio
5yr Yield
Avg
1 Year
Return %
Rating
Members OnlyMembers Only571.5520.228.331%1.7233.3498
Members OnlyMembers Only222.586.47.747%2.957.2197.5
Members OnlyMembers Only62.117.122.928%2.1229.0297
Members OnlyMembers Only171.9522.121.432%2.5142.2197
Members OnlyMembers Only171.6689.542%1.7416.3297
Members OnlyMembers Only521.598.18.637%1.627.0896.5
Members OnlyMembers Only173.165.139.121%2.996.4896.5
Members OnlyMembers Only172.546.25.660%2.9310.4996
Members OnlyMembers Only131.5617.37.354%1.6720.6196
Members OnlyMembers Only91.5426.12935%1.7321.6996
Members OnlyMembers Only141.937.522.328%2.8261.7596
Members OnlyMembers Only531.516.521.335%3.124596
Members OnlyMembers Only161.487.817.123%2.0647.6395
Members OnlyMembers Only112.1723.723.250%2.1126.8295
Members OnlyMembers Only92.1512.47.414%2.0224.8395
Members OnlyMembers Only241.11813.930%1.3923.5895
Members OnlyMembers Only112.397.515.975%3.1142.8695
Members OnlyMembers Only471.55.15.747%1.9612.8894.5
Members OnlyMembers Only63.075.77.446%3.481.4194.5
Members OnlyMembers Only91.565.412.831%2.2958.5394
Members OnlyMembers Only101.1517.431.422%1.3145.5194
Members OnlyMembers Only642.283.18.558%2.9712.9594
Members OnlyMembers Only261.135.48.345%1.413.694
Members OnlyMembers Only91.4117.41132%1.620.0494
Members OnlyMembers Only491.7215.5343%2.2738.293.5
Members OnlyMembers Only202.861.419.250%338.2793
Members OnlyMembers Only101.716.219.429%1.6511.7393
Members OnlyMembers Only81.1312.913.226%1.3136.1793
Members OnlyMembers Only61.0525.62710%1.1338.5293
Members OnlyMembers Only61.038.415.618%1.1418.2793
Members OnlyMembers Only6122.374.721%1.96100.5893
Members OnlyMembers Only572.073.85.755%2.3325.6592.5
Members OnlyMembers Only181.87.95.873%2.1823.8192.5
Members OnlyMembers Only342.4711.611.938%2.68n/a92.5
Members OnlyMembers Only102.7816.34.240%2.0412.1592.5
Members OnlyMembers Only531.495.8644%1.8522.4692.5
Members OnlyMembers Only101.2112.816.818%1.398.8392.5
Members OnlyMembers Only92.519.4949%2.53n/a92.5
Members OnlyMembers Only171.41812.718%1.3312.0992
Members OnlyMembers Only172.648.62.765%2.979.3392
Members OnlyMembers Only73.1826.210.299%3.0726.5892
Members OnlyMembers Only254.2310.11959%3.41n/a92
Members OnlyMembers Only62.015.74.846%2.3126.392
Members OnlyMembers Only92.121330.828%1.618.1692
Members OnlyMembers Only81.1416.25.632%1.1812.5391.5
Members OnlyMembers Only272.739.755%2.712.6491.5
Members OnlyMembers Only114.1312.536.232%3.13-8.2691.5
Members OnlyMembers Only161.794.55.529%2.1127.7891.5
Members OnlyMembers Only223.057.39.526%2.53n/a91
Members OnlyMembers Only161.97185.237%2.161.5891
Members OnlyMembers Only252.915.49.326%2.72-3.7591
Members OnlyMembers Only82.2516.2437%2.1613.5491
Members OnlyMembers Only111.0512.44.659%1.4432.791
Members OnlyMembers Only223.0411.354.235%2.28n/a91
Members OnlyMembers Only203.4412.17.737%2.95n/a91
Members OnlyMembers Only102.8518.91250%2.58-3.7191
Members OnlyMembers Only163.717.412.947%3.13n/a91
Members OnlyMembers Only432.196.927.247%2.43n/a90.5
Members OnlyMembers Only172.7810.48.741%2.54n/a90.5
Members OnlyMembers Only73.2216.927.8N/A%3.1212.7890.5
Members OnlyMembers Only74.5710.611.145%4.16n/a90.5
Members OnlyMembers Only404.8516.720.867%2.87-17.4690.5
Members OnlyMembers Only162.57211.268%2.4633.8490.5
Members OnlyMembers Only261.8224.64.449%1.3720.690.5
Members OnlyMembers Only381.938.71.660%2.320.2990.5
Members OnlyMembers Only112.0311.318.347%2.48n/a90.5
Members OnlyMembers Only84.9620.952.299%4.0920.5290.5
Members OnlyMembers Only103.4218.315.640%2.33-16.0890
Members OnlyMembers Only94.643828.937%2.74n/a90
Members OnlyMembers Only482.8395.378%2.85n/a90
Members OnlyMembers Only94.2611.17.243%3.52n/a90
Members OnlyMembers Only113.387.35.357%3.17n/a90
Members OnlyMembers Only281.815.96.430%1.736.3490
Members OnlyMembers Only452.857.8-9.650%3.0616.5490
Members OnlyMembers Only71.4214.126.321%1.3631.1590
Members OnlyMembers Only51.2713.114.519%1.211.3690
Members OnlyMembers Only71.347.89.674%1.8927.3590
Members OnlyMembers Only93.1815.69.424%2.39-19.1990
Members OnlyMembers Only111.444.978.934%2.3171.0790
Members OnlyMembers Only270.238.320.115%0.5286.0190
Members OnlyMembers Only143.428.69.155%2.61-11.5690
Members OnlyMembers Only521.028.22.921%1.0924.7190
Members OnlyMembers Only470.7813.79.325%1.0230.2890
Members OnlyMembers Only103.4817.4-135%3.3412.390
Members OnlyMembers Only94.9910.99.653%3.66n/a90
Members OnlyMembers Only333.715.415.330%3.19-10.1190
Members OnlyMembers Only222.279.660%2.32n/a90
Members OnlyMembers Only181.81973.456%3.52n/a89.5
Members OnlyMembers Only62.193016.223%2.32n/a89.5
Members OnlyMembers Only122.8824.224.226%1.9-8.7689.5
Members OnlyMembers Only571.768.33.657%1.678.4189
Members OnlyMembers Only93.34.9351%3.491.2389
Members OnlyMembers Only170.7212.912.429%0.9930.689
Members OnlyMembers Only83.5416.813.633%2.6-16.9489
Members OnlyMembers Only65.65724.254%3.64n/a89
Members OnlyMembers Only92.1912.94.955%1.888.7489
Members OnlyMembers Only181.133.22635%1.3726.9289
Members OnlyMembers Only63.0614.526.828%2.47-1489
Members OnlyMembers Only84.357.641.445%3.39-15.489
Members OnlyMembers Only74.927.67.549%4.06-10.3989

Top 100 dividend stocks

The best dividend stocks consistently grow and pay dividends. As a result, their stock prices rise and provide capital appreciation to their shareholders. Capital appreciation is often overlooked when evaluating dividend stocks. The best dividend stocks are those that pay a high yield and rise in stock price.

We base our ratings on the values of each column below. We’ve left this number in the chart so you can see how they rank for each data point. To get a better understanding of our rating system and definitions for the terms below see the bottom of the Top Dividends page.

If you are looking for the highest yielding stocks take a look at our high yield stocks page where we have dividend stocks sorted by yield. The stocks on that list range from 4-25%.

When looking at the highest yielding stocks be sure to pay special attention to the dividend history and payout ratio. When a stock is yielding far and above its 5-year dividend average it’s important to determine why the yield is so high. It may be because the stock price has been driven down which forces the yield to go higher. This high yield may be temporary if the stock price has been pushed down because income is slowing. That is why we include the net income growth rate and payout ratio in our premium dividend data.

We give special preference to dividend stocks with a 3-year net income growth rate of over 5% (10% gets our top rating) and with a payout ratio below 60%. REITs are excluded from the low payout ratio requirement because they are required to pay 90% of their income to shareholders.

The best dividend stocks aren’t those with the highest yields. They are stocks that provide steady dividend growth and capital appreciation for shareholders.