Many small investors look for a way to increase their exposure to dividend stocks, but to be frank; it’s not very easy to find a list of the best dividend-paying stocks right now. To tell you the truth, this is not going to be such a list either. But what I’ve gathered here is a very comprehensive and nice list of some of the best stocks that pay dividends in 2021.
How to invest in dividend stocks
Investing in dividend stocks is one of the most popular ways to invest of all time. It’s simple, efficient, and provides a decent return on investments. Generally speaking, there are two ways to invest in dividend stocks: through mutual funds or by purchasing individual dividend stocks.
If you have a small amount of money to invest in dividend stocks, it is best to do it through individual stock picks. You can choose a few on our list below. If you have a substantial amount to invest, I would suggest buying at least 10-15 individual dividend stocks or, even better, buy a high-dividend ETF.
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All Stocks That Pay Dividends in 2021
Those are all great dividend stocks that we love. Dividend yield and market cap as of Aug 20, 2021.
|Company||Ticker||Market Cap||Dividend Yield|
|Altria Group Inc.||MO||88.96B||7.13%|
|Realty Income Corp||O||27.86B||3.95%|
|Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc||GLPI||11.06B||5.68%|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation||XOM||223.24B||6.60%|
|Safety Insurance Group, Inc.||SAFT||1.23B||4.38%|
|Gilead Sciences, Inc.||GILD||89.86B||3.96%|
|Regency Centers Corp||REG||10.94B||3.70%|
|Merck & Co., Inc.||MRK||198.61B||3.31%|
|Kimberly Clark Corp||KMB||46.78B||3.28%|
|Southwest Gas Holdings Inc.||SWX||4.25B||3.31%|
|Bank of Hawaii Corp.||BOH||3.37B||3.37%|
|Bank of America Corp||BAC||338.19B||2.09%|
|Annaly Capital Management, Inc.||NLY||12.16B||10.45%|
|Kimco Realty Corp||KIM||12.93B||3.23%|
|Kilroy Realty Corp||KRC||7.58B||3.07%|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||470.08B||2.37%|
|Bank of N T Butterfield & Son Ltd||NTB||1.64B||5.41%|
|People’s United Financial, Inc.||PBCT||6.71B||4.66%|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb Co||BMY||152.24B||2.86%|
|UnitedHealth Group Inc||UNH||403.46B||1.36%|
|Verizon Communications Inc.||VZ||229.24B||4.53%|
|BHP Group PLC||BBL||162.58B||5.29%|
|Royal Bank of Canada||RY||185.76B||3.31%|
|Duke Energy Corp||DUK||82.23B||3.69%|
|Bank of Nova Scotia||BNS||96.45B||4.52%|
|Dominion Energy Inc||D||63.92B||3.19%|
|Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd||TAK||52.66B||5.05%|
|General Mills, Inc.||GIS||36.51B||3.39%|
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