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: 3/1/2021

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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 Only163.127.423.840%3.1838.25103
Members OnlyMembers Only452.587.810.145%3.0552.32102
Members OnlyMembers Only83.168.113.332%3.6636.38101
Members OnlyMembers Only192.689.316.925%3.159.15101
Members OnlyMembers Only92.6110.618.751%2.7725.45100
Members OnlyMembers Only92.6610.67.728%2.9147.13100
Members OnlyMembers Only92.9912.558.558%3.127.07100
Members OnlyMembers Only253.6610.127.450%3.438.5499.5
Members OnlyMembers Only172.1422.111.532%2.4636.0799
Members OnlyMembers Only93.5822.59.558%3.2526.4899
Members OnlyMembers Only222.27719.954%2.3130.6799
Members OnlyMembers Only93.7411.17.742%3.5714.9699
Members OnlyMembers Only124.72921.553%4.3511.2299
Members OnlyMembers Only93.369.264.255%3.2823.9399
Members OnlyMembers Only93.0510.89.444%2.8812.0799
Members OnlyMembers Only123.059.71072%3.5738.9499
Members OnlyMembers Only342.6911.61836%2.6636.3199
Members OnlyMembers Only203.0912.17.737%2.989.898.5
Members OnlyMembers Only112.3811.312.645%2.4550.0698
Members OnlyMembers Only173.035.139.918%3.0215.8398
Members OnlyMembers Only404.1816.743.669%3.0123.1698
Members OnlyMembers Only92.3816.215.840%2.5830.298
Members OnlyMembers Only74.3511.963.538%4.0221.3298
Members OnlyMembers Only571.5120.226.729%1.7248.7598
Members OnlyMembers Only73.9810.625.645%4.183.3998
Members OnlyMembers Only104.249.612.539%3.5145.9497.5
Members OnlyMembers Only94.2410.919.751%3.7314.3397.5
Members OnlyMembers Only72.9129.224.560%3.0157.6997.5
Members OnlyMembers Only94.1429.826.451%3.1828.2797.5
Members OnlyMembers Only162.392121.762%2.4549.497.5
Members OnlyMembers Only114.211.940.829%3.1716.4797.5
Members OnlyMembers Only93.5222.966.731%322.9697.5
Members OnlyMembers Only93.1320.410050%2.5828.397.5
Members OnlyMembers Only222.72444.242%2.917.9297
Members OnlyMembers Only191.627.115.454%1.9736.997
Members OnlyMembers Only82.1610.328.641%2.5548.1697
Members OnlyMembers Only181.92962.244%3.4173.0997
Members OnlyMembers Only222.897.310.328%2.5421.7196.5
Members OnlyMembers Only53.199.88.848%3.049.5596.5
Members OnlyMembers Only602.554.925.232%2.668.296.5
Members OnlyMembers Only623.31115.863%2.8319.7896.5
Members OnlyMembers Only222.6411.310.732%2.314.8396.5
Members OnlyMembers Only141.657.522.328%2.79105.5896
Members OnlyMembers Only131.9716.845.428%2.3879.596
Members OnlyMembers Only642.53.18.358%2.9112.7496
Members OnlyMembers Only521.358.19.435%1.630.696
Members OnlyMembers Only322.5711.38.135%2.147.2396
Members OnlyMembers Only131.6117.38.950%1.6437.2796
Members OnlyMembers Only162.38.54.132%2.3423.5396
Members OnlyMembers Only382.717.95.516%2.3213.5496
Members OnlyMembers Only103.0816.816.362%2.4312.1296
Members OnlyMembers Only212.4211.76.467%2.5535.2496
Members OnlyMembers Only531.65.818.735%1.8221.7796
Members OnlyMembers Only453.711.257.558%3.8735.1596
Members OnlyMembers Only91.8512.88.848%2.244.8696
Members OnlyMembers Only283.91.59.854%4.4836.8196
Members OnlyMembers Only101.8819.551.456%1.9875.4896
Members OnlyMembers Only101.9620.911.114%248.0896
Members OnlyMembers Only261.139.35525%1.3430.696
Members OnlyMembers Only96.077.12294%6.63111.5596
Members OnlyMembers Only272.6539.755%2.6912.9396
Members OnlyMembers Only181.87.919.665%2.1240.9395.5
Members OnlyMembers Only112.5423.725.150%2.1317.1795.5
Members OnlyMembers Only403.744.812.145%3.46.3395.5
Members OnlyMembers Only97.781761.187%9.0631.8895.5
Members OnlyMembers Only61.6617.122.928%2.15100.695
Members OnlyMembers Only241.27813.230%1.3714.295
Members OnlyMembers Only231.0711.814.136%1.340.6795
Members OnlyMembers Only161.487.817.123%2.0350.0995
Members OnlyMembers Only61.793025.621%2.3374.1795
Members OnlyMembers Only92.217.112.230%231.5295
Members OnlyMembers Only181.023018.721%1.1180.0895
Members OnlyMembers Only51.989.755.140%2.2813.295
Members OnlyMembers Only73.933215.631%2.837.0595
Members OnlyMembers Only142.1111.84.543%2.8668.995
Members OnlyMembers Only152.314.416.433%2.5324.4195
Members OnlyMembers Only582.486.38.372%2.6320.995
Members OnlyMembers Only282.286.34.353%2.4921.1395
Members OnlyMembers Only81.9516.211.736%2.1770.5795
Members OnlyMembers Only432.456.927.145%2.4214.9795
Members OnlyMembers Only63.8177.271%3.7621.4295
Members OnlyMembers Only73.0218.56.350%2.5115.4795
Members OnlyMembers Only92.1923.98.440%2.1848.3395
Members OnlyMembers Only61.66742.814%2.08100.4295
Members OnlyMembers Only63.016.854.166%2.7810.4794.5
Members OnlyMembers Only113.8112.547.927%3.24.5894.5
Members OnlyMembers Only93.8223.37.986%3.5527.9594.5
Members OnlyMembers Only93.7417.211.541%2.944.9194.5
Members OnlyMembers Only113.587.34.458%3.1610.9594.5
Members OnlyMembers Only91.2117.611.120%1.4142.8294
Members OnlyMembers Only282.148.51.239%2.5712.2494
Members OnlyMembers Only572.293.87.755%2.3213.4294
Members OnlyMembers Only82.0224.625.112%1.8313.9594
Members OnlyMembers Only111.0417.614.533%1.2141.5294
Members OnlyMembers Only91.426.137.334%1.7436.8394
Members OnlyMembers Only101.2917.431.323%1.3282.194
Members OnlyMembers Only531.65430.844%1.8116.4394
Members OnlyMembers Only334.190.48.537%4.8839.3294
Members OnlyMembers Only82.19.810.432%1.9234.2794
Members OnlyMembers Only382.38.75.362%2.2818.5694

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.