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 Inc130.46 USD-1.01Rating
Cisco Systems Inc52.07 USD-2.00Rating
Johnson & Johnson161.98 USD-1.96Rating
JPMorgan Chase & Co147.92 USD-2.53Rating
Merck & Co Inc76.61 USD-0.80Rating
Microsoft Corp259.43 USD-0.56Rating
Pfizer Inc38.81 USD-1.70Rating
Procter & Gamble Co132.03 USD-1.46Rating
The Home Depot Inc302.61 USD-0.17Rating
Verizon Communications Inc55.82 USD-1.26Rating

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