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10 Of The Best Dividend Growth Retirement Stocks

While retirees often focus on income stocks primarily, investors can often achieve better returns by owning a diversified portfolio of defensive, growth and income stocks.

Dividend-paying stocks are great choices for your retirement account. Before you retire, you can accumulate shares with dividend reinvestment. And during retirement you can use the dividends as income.

Here are 10 dividend-paying stocks that are appropriate for a retirement account. Many of these stocks have multiyear records of increasing their dividends, which is important to keep ahead of inflation.

 Here are ten stocks retirees can consider for their portfolios:

HCP -- Yield: 6.12%

HCP (NYSE:HCP) employs 170 people, generates revenue of $2,266.28 million and has a net income of $893.19 million. The current market capitalization stands at $17.07 billion.

HCP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,799.50 million. The EBITDA margin is 79.40% (the operating margin is 58.35% and the net profit margin 39.41%).

Financials: The total debt represents 45.67% of HCP assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 90.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.31% was realized by HCP.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.91. Last fiscal year, HCP paid $2.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 40.44, the P/S ratio is 7.53 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.58. The dividend yield amounts to 6.12%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of HCP (HCP)


AT&T -- Yield: 5.29%

AT&T (NYSE:T) employs 250,790 people, generates revenue of $132,447.00 million and has a net income of $6,518.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $184.71 billion.

AT&T’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $32,139.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.27% (the operating margin is 8.87% and the net profit margin 4.92%).

Financials: The total debt represents 28.03% of AT&T assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.02%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.02% was realized by AT&T.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.11. Last fiscal year, AT&T paid $1.84 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.08, the P/S ratio is 1.39 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.14. The dividend yield amounts to 5.29%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AT&T (T)


Realty Income -- Yield: 5.06%

Realty Income (NYSE:O) employs 131 people, generates revenue of $933.50 million and has a net income of $269.14 million. The current market capitalization stands at $10.49 billion.

Realty Income’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $827.48 million. The EBITDA margin is 88.64% (the operating margin is 25.00% and the net profit margin 28.83%).

Financials: The total debt represents 44.82% of Realty Income assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 87.92%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.50% was realized by Realty Income.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.07. Last fiscal year, Realty Income paid $1.64 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 42.44, the P/S ratio is 11.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.94. The dividend yield amounts to 5.06%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Realty Income (O)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Realty Income (O)


Consolidated Edison -- Yield: 4.46%

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) employs 14,601 people, generates revenue of $12,919.00 million and has a net income of $1,092.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $17.07 billion.

Consolidated Edison’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,235.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.04% (the operating margin is 16.75% and the net profit margin 8.45%).

Financials: The total debt represents 29.32% of Consolidated Edison assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 103.30%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.80% was realized by Consolidated Edison.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.74. Last fiscal year, Consolidated Edison paid $2.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.80, the P/S ratio is 1.32 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.36. The dividend yield amounts to 4.46%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison (ED)


Exxon Mobil -- Yield: 3.54%

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) employs 75,300 people, generates revenue of $394,105.00 million and has a net income of $33,615.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $344.40 billion.

Exxon Mobil’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $51,379.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.04% (the operating margin is 8.65% and the net profit margin 8.53%).

Financials: The total debt represents 8.33% of Exxon Mobil assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 16.70%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.67% was realized by Exxon Mobil.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.66. Last fiscal year, Exxon Mobil paid $2.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.49, the P/S ratio is 0.87 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.98. The dividend yield amounts to 3.54%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)


Cincinnati Financial -- Yield: 3.50%

Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) employs 4,305 people, generates revenue of $4,945.00 million and has a net income of $525.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $8.64 billion.

Cincinnati Financial’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $825.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.68% (the operating margin is 15.65% and the net profit margin 10.62%).

Financials: The total debt represents 4.67% of Cincinnati Financial assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 13.33%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.30% was realized by Cincinnati Financial.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.40. Last fiscal year, Cincinnati Financial paid $1.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.41, the P/S ratio is 1.75 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.31. The dividend yield amounts to 3.50%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cincinnati Financial (CINF)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cincinnati Financial (CINF)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cincinnati Financial (CINF)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cincinnati Financial (CINF)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cincinnati Financial (CINF)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cincinnati Financial (CINF)


SYSCO Corporation -- Yield: 3.33%

SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) employs 50,300 people, generates revenue of $46,516.71 million and has a net income of $931.53 million. The current market capitalization stands at $21.37 billion.

SYSCO Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,229.12 million. The EBITDA margin is 4.79% (the operating margin is 3.41% and the net profit margin 2.00%).

Financials: The total debt represents 20.96% of SYSCO Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 52.40%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.81% was realized by SYSCO Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.46. Last fiscal year, SYSCO Corporation paid $1.15 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.60, the P/S ratio is 0.46 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.01. The dividend yield amounts to 3.33%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of SYSCO Corporation (SYY)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of SYSCO Corporation (SYY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of SYSCO Corporation (SYY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of SYSCO Corporation (SYY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of SYSCO Corporation (SYY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of SYSCO Corporation (SYY)


Kimberly Clark -- Yield: 3.26%

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) employs 43,000 people, generates revenue of $19,724.00 million and has a net income of $1,399.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $39.27 billion.

Kimberly Clark’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,383.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.15% (the operating margin is 12.78% and the net profit margin 7.09%).

Financials: The total debt represents 45.27% of Kimberly Clark assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 964.06%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 52.86% was realized by Kimberly Clark.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.75. Last fiscal year, Kimberly Clark paid $3.36 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.66, the P/S ratio is 1.99 and the P/B ratio is finally 54.04. The dividend yield amounts to 3.26%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Kimberly Clark (KMB)


Johnson & Johnson -- Yield: 3.05%

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) employs 126,500 people, generates revenue of $74,331.00 million and has a net income of $16,323.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $273.06 billion.

Johnson & Johnson’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $26,305.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.39% (the operating margin is 27.66% and the net profit margin 21.96%).

Financials: The total debt represents 14.31% of Johnson & Johnson assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.90%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.70% was realized by Johnson & Johnson.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.59. Last fiscal year, Johnson & Johnson paid $2.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.63, the P/S ratio is 3.67 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.93. The dividend yield amounts to 3.05%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)


Amgen -- Yield: 2.04%

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) employs 17,900 people, generates revenue of $20,063.00 million and has a net income of $5,158.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $117.84 billion.

Amgen’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,660.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 43.16% (the operating margin is 30.86% and the net profit margin 25.71%).

Financials: The total debt represents 44.51% of Amgen assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 119.15%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.55% was realized by Amgen.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.41. Last fiscal year, Amgen paid $2.44 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.68, the P/S ratio is 5.87 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.57. The dividend yield amounts to 2.04%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Amgen (AMGN)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Amgen (AMGN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Amgen (AMGN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Amgen (AMGN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Amgen (AMGN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Amgen (AMGN)

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