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Prepare For the Dividend Rush With These 59 Stocks

May 25, 2016

In this low interest rate environment, dividends are still looking great. After all, the S&P 500 currently yields about 2%, and that is a heck of a lot better than you can get through most savings accounts. On top of this, dividends do two important things:

  1. First, a generous dividend payment often lowers a stock's volatility. I'd much rather own a stock that's stable rather than one that scatters all over the place.
  2. They also tell me how much money a company really has. If the company is willing to part with cash in the form of a dividend payment, then I know they really earned it.

But you still have to do your homework and screen dividend stocks for fundamental health. Stock selection remains critical with dividend stocks, because if you choose them correctly, you can make a fortune both as your invested capital appreciates over the years—and as the quarterly dividend grows.

And now is the perfect time to do so because we're coming up on a bunch of ex-dividend dates over the next few weeks. I've listed the big dividends below. In order, they're listed by Dividend Grader rating: A (dark green), B (light green), C (yellow), D (light red) and F (dark red). As and Bs are solid buys, Cs are holds and Ds and Fs are sells.

Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Date Dividend
GM General Motors Company 4.8% 6/08/2016 $0.38
HD Home Depot, Inc. 1.9% 5/31/2016 $0.69
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. 0.7% 6/06/2016 $0.10
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. 5.9% 6/20/2016 $0.71
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated 3.5% 5/27/2016 $0.52
RAI Reynolds American Inc. 3.0% 6/08/2016 $0.42
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. 0.9% 6/03/2016 $0.14
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A 0.8% 5/27/2016 $0.15
VFC V.F. Corporation 2.3% 6/08/2016 $0.37
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Date Dividend
ANTM Anthem, Inc. 1.9% 6/08/2016 $0.64
CNI Canadian National Railway Company 1.7% 6/07/2016 $0.29
DHR Danaher Corporation 0.6% 6/01/2016 $0.15
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. 1.2% 6/14/2016 $0.84
LB L Brands, Inc. 3.3% 6/01/2016 $0.59
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation 2.6% 5/27/2016 $1.66
MO Altria Group, Inc. 3.5% 6/13/2016 $0.57
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation 1.5% 6/02/2016 $0.87
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. 2.2% 6/08/2016 $0.67
WM Waste Management, Inc. 2.6% 6/01/2016 $0.41
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Date Dividend
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. 2.4% 6/08/2016 $0.52
AIG American International Group, Inc. 1.8% 6/09/2016 $0.32
BAC Bank of America Corporation 1.4% 6/01/2016 $0.05
BAX Baxter International Inc. 2.0% 6/01/2016 $0.37
ECL Ecolab Inc. 1.2% 6/17/2016 $0.35
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. 2.1% 6/14/2016 $0.46
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 1.7% 5/27/2016 $0.66
K Kellogg Company 2.7% 5/27/2016 $0.51
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation 2.8% 6/08/2016 $0.92
KO Coca-Cola Company 3.1% 6/13/2016 $0.34
NKE NIKE Inc. 1.1% 6/02/2016 $0.16
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. 3.5% 6/07/2016 $0.41
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. 2.8% 6/01/2016 $0.74
PSA Public Storage 2.7% 6/13/2016 $1.76
PX Praxair, Inc. 2.6% 6/03/2016 $0.75
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. 3.2% 6/14/2016 $0.34
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Date Dividend
BCE BCE Inc. 4.4% 6/13/2016 $0.54
BXLT Baxalta, Inc. 0.5% 6/08/2016 $0.08
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 0.8% 6/22/2016 $0.35
D Dominion Resources, Inc. 3.7% 6/01/2016 $0.69
JCI Johnson Controls, Inc. 2.6% 6/08/2016 $0.29
PLD Prologis, Inc. 3.4% 6/09/2016 $0.42
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. 3.8% 6/08/2016 $0.38
SLB Schlumberger NV 2.7% 5/27/2016 $0.50
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. 3.4% 5/27/2016 $0.32
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Date Dividend
BHI Baker Hughes Incorporated 1.5% 5/27/2016 $0.17
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 1.7% 6/06/2016 $0.05
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited 2.4% 6/15/2016 $0.20
CCI Crown Castle International Corp 3.8% 6/15/2016 $0.89
FIS Fidelity National Information Services 1.4% 6/14/2016 $0.25
HAL Halliburton Company 1.8% 5/27/2016 $0.18
IMO Imperial Oil Limited 1.3% 6/01/2016 $0.12
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation 4.0% 6/08/2016 $0.76
SU Suncor Energy Inc. 3.3% 6/01/2016 $0.23
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 0.4% 6/13/2016 $0.15
VTR Ventas, Inc. 4.6% 6/02/2016 $0.73

As you can see, there are plenty of promising dividend stocks to buy, but there are also many pitfalls here. As always, you should continue running your holdings through both Portfolio Grader and Dividend Grader to make sure that you're only holding top-rated stocks.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

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