Here is a list of dividend-paying stocks with a certain criteria base:
EPS >= $3.00
Dividend >= $2.00 (>= $.50 per quarter)
Dividend Payout Percentage >= 5%
(In order of Ex-Dividend date - earliest to latest):
GKK FDG ARA CALM OKS HCN PNW AB SPH MMP ETP SCL BPL APU ED SBR GNK FRO STI EQ AEE RAI CMA DTE E EPR FR PGN BPT ZNT
Hope this helps. I am working on a comprehensive dividend program for a blog - will keep the "Fro-Dogs" in the loop.
I have copied your list .Also thanking all for the their posters here for their list.However, I have no new money to invest at this time.
I have read about holding and reinvesting dividend paying stocks .In the long run the dividend stock holder should do about as well as the traders.At this point I just hope what I've read was correct . Since I'm not to bright and wanted to diversify,I bought many stocks instead of just 10 stocks.I'm in the red at this time .But hope to be ahead in the long run.I hope the stocks that make it, make up for the ones that don't in these times.My stocks are as follows:
ACAS, AEE, ARLP, BAC, BMY, C, CHKE ,CLMT, CPNO, DFR, DSX ,EDE, EPD ,FUN ,JRT, , MCGC , MIC ,MMP, NAT, NRGY ,PCU, PFE , PGN, SFI ,T ,TEG ,VGR,
Well best of luck to all.
atc - depending on your age, I would be very leery of reits right now. Cash is good right now. There are many Canadian Royalty Trusts that pay wonderful dividends, too. But they do withold 15% Canadian tax which you can claim as a credit on you federal return in U. S.
Of course, JMO>
Check out two closed end Preferred Stock funds that John Hancock run. They've been hammered by the latest financial problems, as a small part of their portfolios were FNMA issues and preferred issues from some of the banks that have just tanked, but that are very diversified: HPI (John Hancock Preferred Income Fund) and HPF (JHPIF II)
They both pay monthly, you can buy them on the exchange, and they both pay about a 13% yield at current depressed prices. If congress works some bailout deal, they will both have a very big day in the near future: