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11 Dividend Stocks For A Diversified Portfolio


Invest in the best! A great rule but hard to follow in my view. If you're an income investor looking to stabilize your portfolio, or just want a little extra cash, dividend-paying stocks are a often a great thing to own.

With interest rates still historically quite low, you can get yields that are more than three or even four times what a bank might pay. But which dividend stocks are the best?

There are many great options, but I like to look for companies with a solid track record of paying and even increasing dividends, along with some potential for share price growth.

Attached are 11 dividend stocks that are worth a look right now. Which stocks from the list do you like?

Here are the results....

Mattel -- Yield: 6.55%

Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) employs 31,000 people, generates revenue of $6,023.82 million and has a net income of $498.87 million. The current market capitalization stands at $7.87 billion.

Mattel’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $902.42 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.98% (the operating margin is 10.85% and the net profit margin 8.28%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.24% of Mattel assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 71.21%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.96% was realized by Mattel.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.88. Last fiscal year, Mattel paid $1.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 26.25, the P/S ratio is 1.31 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.66. The dividend yield amounts to 6.55%.

Stock Charts:

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


HSBC Holdings -- Yield: 6.42%

HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HSBC) employs 259,834 people, generates revenue of $50,955.00 million and has a net income of $14,705.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $153.05 billion.

HSBC Holdings’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $21,584.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.04% (the operating margin is 27.73% and the net profit margin 21.83%).

Financials: The total debt represents 13.70% of HSBC Holdings assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 189.55%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.05% was realized by HSBC Holdings.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.60. Last fiscal year, HSBC Holdings paid $2.45 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.81, the P/S ratio is 2.27 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.79. The dividend yield amounts to 6.42%.

Stock Charts:

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


AT&T -- Yield: 5.82%

AT&T (NYSE:T) employs 281,240 people, generates revenue of $132,447.00 million and has a net income of $6,518.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $198.77 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 27.61% of AT&T assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 91.47%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.89% was realized by AT&T.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.86. 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 37.74, the P/S ratio is 1.50 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.87. The dividend yield amounts to 5.82%.

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)


Caterpillar -- Yield: 4.42%

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) employs 114,233 people, generates revenue of $55,184.00 million and has a net income of $3,703.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $40.54 billion.

Caterpillar’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,932.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.19% (the operating margin is 9.65% and the net profit margin 6.71%).

Financials: The total debt represents 46.39% of Caterpillar assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 234.59%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.68% was realized by Caterpillar.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.82. Last fiscal year, Caterpillar 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 14.44, the P/S ratio is 0.73 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.52. The dividend yield amounts to 4.42%.

Stock Charts:

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


Ford Motor Company -- Yield: 4.31%

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) employs 187,000 people, generates revenue of $144,077.00 million and has a net income of $3,186.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $55.24 billion.

Ford Motor Company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,803.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.89% (the operating margin is 2.30% and the net profit margin 2.21%).

Financials: The total debt represents 57.15% of Ford Motor Company assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 480.43%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.52% was realized by Ford Motor Company.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.19. Last fiscal year, Ford Motor Company paid $0.50 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.67, the P/S ratio is 0.38 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.25. The dividend yield amounts to 4.31%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Ford Motor Company (F)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Ford Motor Company (F)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ford Motor Company (F)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ford Motor Company (F)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ford Motor Company (F)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ford Motor Company (F)


Exxon Mobil -- Yield: 3.74%

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 $325.13 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 $4.73. 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 16.50, the P/S ratio is 0.82 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.88. The dividend yield amounts to 3.74%.

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)


Procter & Gamble -- Yield: 3.59%

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) employs 110,000 people, generates revenue of $76,279.00 million and has a net income of $8,930.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $201.21 billion.

Procter & Gamble’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,979.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.95% (the operating margin is 15.46% and the net profit margin 11.71%).

Financials: The total debt represents 23.43% of Procter & Gamble assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 48.62%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.23% was realized by Procter & Gamble.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.04. Last fiscal year, Procter & Gamble paid $2.59 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.32, the P/S ratio is 2.64 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.27. The dividend yield amounts to 3.59%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Procter & Gamble (PG)


Tanger Factory Outlet Centers -- Yield: 3.40%

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT) employs 289 people, generates revenue of $418.56 million and has a net income of $69.10 million. The current market capitalization stands at $3.21 billion.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $236.67 million. The EBITDA margin is 56.54% (the operating margin is 28.36% and the net profit margin 16.51%).

Financials: The total debt represents 70.15% of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 296.20%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.16% was realized by Tanger Factory Outlet Centers.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.25. Last fiscal year, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers paid $0.94 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 26.89, the P/S ratio is 7.68 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.45. The dividend yield amounts to 3.40%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)


Merck & Co. -- Yield: 3.39%

Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) employs 70,000 people, generates revenue of $42,237.00 million and has a net income of $11,934.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $148.14 billion.

Merck & Co.’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22,497.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 53.26% (the operating margin is 13.42% and the net profit margin 28.25%).

Financials: The total debt represents 21.77% of Merck & Co. assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 44.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.22% was realized by Merck & Co..

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.75. Last fiscal year, Merck & Co. 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 14.13, the P/S ratio is 3.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.09. The dividend yield amounts to 3.39%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Merck & Co. (MRK)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Merck & Co. (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Merck & Co. (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Merck & Co. (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Merck & Co. (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Merck & Co. (MRK)


Johnson & Johnson -- Yield: 3.00%

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 $276.36 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 $5.22. 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 19.15, the P/S ratio is 3.72 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.99. The dividend yield amounts to 3.00%.

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)


Yum! Brands -- Yield: 2.65%

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) employs 69,810 people, generates revenue of $13,279.00 million and has a net income of $1,021.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $29.96 billion.

Yum! Brands’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,210.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.17% (the operating margin is 11.73% and the net profit margin 7.69%).

Financials: The total debt represents 40.07% of Yum! Brands assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 216.16%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 56.61% was realized by Yum! Brands.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.09. Last fiscal year, Yum! Brands paid $1.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 33.20, the P/S ratio is 2.26 and the P/B ratio is finally 19.49. The dividend yield amounts to 2.65%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Yum! Brands (YUM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Yum! Brands (YUM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Yum! Brands (YUM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Yum! Brands (YUM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Yum! Brands (YUM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Yum! Brands (YUM)


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