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Prepare For the Dividend Rush With These 79 Stocks

July 28, 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 Payment
AMGN Amgen Inc. 2.2% 8/15/2016 $1.00
AON Aon plc 1.1% 7/28/2016 $0.32
BA Boeing Company 3.0% 8/10/2016 $1.00
BT BT Group PLC 3.8% 8/10/2016 $0.00
CUK Carnival plc 2.7% 8/24/2016 $0.33
CMI Cummins Inc. 3.3% 8/18/2016 $0.99
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. 0.9% 8/04/2016 $0.08
IP International Paper Company 3.8% 8/11/2016 $0.44
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. 0.9% 8/01/2016 $0.07
KR Kroger Co. 1.1% 8/11/2016 $0.11
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV 4.1% 8/12/2016 $0.82
MAC Macerich Company 3.0% 8/17/2016 $0.68
MET MetLife, Inc. 3.5% 8/04/2016 $0.41
MSFT Microsoft Corp. 2.6% 8/16/2016 $0.38
PSX Phillips 66 3.1% 8/16/2016 $0.61
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. 1.4% 8/08/2016 $0.32
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated 3.2% 8/29/2016 $0.53
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company 1.0% 8/17/2016 $0.81
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. 1.6% 8/02/2016 $0.28
SBUX Starbucks Corp. 1.3% 8/02/2016 $0.22
TGT Target Corp. 3.0% 8/15/2016 $0.57
TJX TJX Companies, Inc. 1.1% 8/09/2016 $0.25
ZION Zions BanCorp. 0.9% 8/16/2016 $0.06
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. 1.1% 8/03/2016 $0.13
ALV Autoliv Inc. 2.2% 8/16/2016 $0.59
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. 0.8% 8/08/2016 $0.40
DFS Discover Financial Services 2.0% 8/02/2016 $0.30
DNKN Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. 2.4% 8/18/2016 $0.30
HAS Hasbro, Inc. 2.4% 7/28/2016 $0.50
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. 1.0% 8/03/2016 $0.22
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. 4.2% 7/28/2016 $0.82
MCO Moody's Corp. 1.4% 8/18/2016 $0.37
NLSN Nielsen Holdings Plc 2.1% 8/23/2016 $0.31
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. 2.4% 8/11/2016 $0.73
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. 2.2% 8/02/2016 $0.17
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated 2.3% 7/28/2016 $0.38
TYC Tyco International PLC 1.8% 8/03/2016 $0.21
V Visa Inc. 0.7% 8/17/2016 $0.14
VMC Vulcan Materials Company 0.5% 8/22/2016 $0.20
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
ALL Allstate Corp. 1.8% 8/29/2016 $0.32
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 1.7% 7/29/2016 $0.19
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp. 0.9% 8/10/2016 $0.07
C Citigroup Inc. 0.5% 7/28/2016 $0.15
CMS CMS Energy Corp. 2.6% 8/03/2016 $0.21
CSX CSX Corp. 2.5% 8/29/2016 $0.19
GT Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company 1.0% 7/28/2016 $0.07
INTC Intel Corp. 2.9% 8/03/2016 $0.26
SJM J. M. Smucker Company 1.8% 8/10/2016 $0.69
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 2.4% 8/19/2016 $0.80
MAT Mattel, Inc. 4.6% 8/19/2016 $0.38
PAYX Paychex, Inc. 2.8% 7/28/2016 $0.44
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 2.7% 8/10/2016 $0.50
WES Western Gas Partners, LP 6.3% 7/28/2016 $0.83
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 1.5% 8/23/2016 $0.10
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd 0.5% 8/02/2016 $0.08
BMO Bank of Montreal 3.9% 7/28/2016 $0.66
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. 3.3% 8/15/2016 $0.67
GLW Corning Incorporated 2.4% 8/29/2016 $0.14
DUK Duke Energy Corp. 3.8% 8/10/2016 $0.83
LLY Eli Lilly and Company 2.5% 8/11/2016 $0.51
FE FirstEnergy Corp. 3.9% 8/03/2016 $0.36
JCI Johnson Controls, Inc. 2.5% 8/03/2016 $0.29
TAP Molson Coors Brewing Co. 1.6% 8/29/2016 $0.43
PFE Pfizer Inc. 3.2% 8/03/2016 $0.30
SO Southern Company 4.0% 8/11/2016 $0.56
UTX United Technologies Corp. 2.5% 8/17/2016 $0.68
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 1.8% 8/17/2016 $0.37
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc 2.9% 8/10/2016 $0.25
Ticker Company Name Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend Payment
AA Alcoa Inc. 1.1% 8/03/2016 $0.03
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. 0.5% 8/11/2016 $0.10
EQT EQT Corp. 0.2% 8/10/2016 $0.03
HP Helmerich & Payne, Inc. 4.2% 8/11/2016 $0.69
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc 5.9% 7/28/2016 $0.13
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. 0.8% 8/09/2016 $0.04
STO Statoil ASA 3.9% 8/10/2016 $0.18

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

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