10 Superior U.S. Dividend Stocks

These stocks are good choices whether you're looking for dividend growth, down-market defense, or inflation protection.

Susan Dziubinski 14 May, 2021 | 4:28AM
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While they may not be the highest-yielding stocks around, dividend-growth stocks--those that have a history of increasing their payouts over time--have plenty going for them.

For starters, the management teams at these companies are focused on delivering a growing cash stream to their shareholders--and income is a key component of total return. That's a shareholder-friendly mindset.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Apple Inc145.86 USD1.69Rating
Cisco Systems Inc55.57 USD0.55Rating
Johnson & Johnson163.97 USD-0.34Rating
JPMorgan Chase & Co156.81 USD2.50Rating
Merck & Co Inc72.00 USD0.04Rating
Microsoft Corp299.06 USD1.45Rating
Pfizer Inc44.00 USD0.17Rating
Procter & Gamble Co143.62 USD0.35Rating
The Home Depot Inc336.23 USD0.60Rating
Verizon Communications Inc54.13 USD0.18Rating

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