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Dividend Stocks by Sector

Exchange Average Yield: 3.51 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
🏠 Real Estate 1 163 2.59 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 6 50 2.54 %
πŸ’° Financials 6 225 3.67 %
🧱 Materials 5 119 3.13 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 5 72 3.13 %
πŸ— Industrials 14 195 8.07 %
πŸ’Š Health Care 5 51 1.28 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 6 53 1.70 %
πŸ›οΈ Consumer Discretionary 11 140 1.19 %
πŸ“‘ Communication Services 5 36 1.79 %
πŸ”Œ Energy 2 171 3.48 %

Exchange Average Yield: 1.84 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ— Industrials 6 8 1.42 %
πŸ’° Financials 3 11 2.21 %
🏠 Real Estate 1 6 3.45 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 2 2 0.11 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 2 4 1.59 %
πŸ›οΈ Consumer Discretionary 4 5 0.73 %
🧱 Materials 2 6 0.61 %
πŸ”Œ Energy 1 5 3.11 %
πŸ’Š Health Care 2 2 1.42 %

Exchange Average Yield: 2.38 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ’° Financials 6 375 2.72 %
πŸ— Industrials 14 90 1.21 %
🏠 Real Estate 1 32 3.44 %
πŸ›οΈ Consumer Discretionary 10 87 1.27 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 4 15 2.30 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 6 115 3.13 %
πŸ’Š Health Care 6 32 0.97 %
πŸ“‘ Communication Services 5 34 3.35 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 5 35 3.03 %
πŸ”Œ Energy 2 22 1.79 %
🧱 Materials 5 23 0.92 %

Exchange Average Yield: 7.20 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ”Œ Energy 2 18 0.48 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 5 14 0.05 %
🧱 Materials 5 42 0.14 %
πŸ’° Financials 6 102 0.22 %
πŸ›οΈ Consumer Discretionary 11 89 0.09 %
πŸ“‘ Communication Services 4 34 0.01 %
🏠 Real Estate 1 53 0.12 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 6 49 0.42 %
πŸ— Industrials 14 115 0.04 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 6 35 0.09 %
πŸ’Š Health Care 5 29 0.42 %

Exchange Average Yield: 6.49 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ”Œ Energy 1 4 4.05 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 1 1 8.81 %
🏠 Real Estate 1 1 β€’
πŸ”§ Utilities 1 10 8.08 %
🧱 Materials 2 5 4.96 %
πŸ’° Financials 2 5 6.35 %
πŸ“‘ Communication Services 1 3 5.90 %
πŸ— Industrials 2 2 β€’

Exchange Average Yield: 2.08 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ’° Financials 5 143 3.45 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 6 414 1.76 %
πŸ’Š Health Care 6 106 1.74 %
🧱 Materials 5 265 2.38 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 6 229 1.74 %
🏠 Real Estate 1 116 2.90 %
πŸ›οΈ Consumer Discretionary 11 560 1.99 %
πŸ“‘ Communication Services 5 127 1.55 %
πŸ”Œ Energy 2 23 3.06 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 3 24 3.03 %
πŸ— Industrials 14 787 2.20 %

Exchange Average Yield: 5.92 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
🏠 Real Estate 1 1 0.43 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 1 1 6.54 %
🧱 Materials 1 3 1.99 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 1 1 1.52 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 1 1 6.32 %
πŸ— Industrials 1 1 0.06 %

Exchange Average Yield: 1.36 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ”Œ Energy 1 1 0.47 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 3 3 2.67 %
πŸ’° Financials 1 1 0.91 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 3 5 1.66 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 4 8 1.23 %
🧱 Materials 3 6 1.29 %
πŸ›οΈ Consumer Discretionary 3 5 0.00 %
πŸ’Š Health Care 3 8 0.79 %
πŸ“‘ Communication Services 1 1 0.00 %
πŸ— Industrials 5 13 0.27 %
🏠 Real Estate 1 5 0.79 %

Exchange Average Yield: 1.88 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
🧱 Materials 2 6 1.49 %
🏠 Real Estate 1 9 4.35 %
πŸ›οΈ Consumer Discretionary 5 10 1.56 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 3 7 1.87 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 2 2 2.43 %
πŸ— Industrials 7 17 1.10 %
πŸ’° Financials 2 2 1.13 %
πŸ’Š Health Care 4 9 2.04 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 3 8 3.30 %
πŸ”Œ Energy 2 2 2.05 %
πŸ“‘ Communication Services 1 2 0.26 %

Exchange Average Yield: 2.95 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ”§ Utilities 1 1 1.53 %
πŸ— Industrials 1 1 0.06 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 1 1 5.03 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 1 1 6.67 %

Exchange Average Yield: 6.15 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
🧡 Consumer Staples 1 1 6.73 %
πŸ— Industrials 1 1 0.06 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 1 1 1.53 %
🧱 Materials 2 3 2.36 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 1 1 6.30 %

Exchange Average Yield: 7.75 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ— Industrials 1 1 0.06 %
πŸ›οΈ Consumer Discretionary 1 1 2.76 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 1 1 6.73 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 1 1 1.51 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 1 1 6.34 %
🧱 Materials 1 3 2.04 %

Exchange Average Yield: 6.53 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 1 1 6.31 %
🧱 Materials 1 2 1.98 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 1 1 6.80 %
πŸ”§ Utilities 1 1 1.54 %
πŸ— Industrials 1 1 0.06 %

Exchange Average Yield: 2.02 %

Calculated as the simple average of the dividend yields of a company in this group.

Sector Industry Count Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
πŸ”§ Utilities 1 1 1.53 %
πŸ›οΈ Consumer Discretionary 1 1 0.00 %
🧡 Consumer Staples 2 2 3.34 %
πŸ— Industrials 2 2 1.20 %
πŸ“Ÿ Information Technology 1 1 6.27 %
🧱 Materials 2 3 1.36 %

Top 100 dividend stocks

Ticker Company Div.Rating Dividend Yield Market Capitalization Average Yield, 5y P/E ratio
Altria MO Altria 7.75 % 80 B 5.4 % 29.82
Verizon VZ Verizon 4.82 % 220 B 4.7 % 9.83
Gilead Sciences GILD Gilead Sciences 4.00 % 88 B 3.2 % 11.69
Amgen AMGN Amgen 3.50 % 113 B 2.8 % 19.97
3M MMM 3M 3.22 % 101 B 2.9 % 17.80
Pfizer PFE Pfizer 3.14 % 303 B 3.7 % 21.08
Lockheed Martin LMT Lockheed Martin 3.13 % 95 B 2.6 % 15.44
Merck MRK Merck 3.02 % 200 B 2.9 % 29.49
Intel INTC Intel 2.85 % 202 B 2.7 % 9.48
U.S. Bancorp USB U.S. Bancorp 2.84 % 85 B 2.9 % 12.04
Cisco CSCO Cisco 2.69 % 232 B 3.2 % 20.29
PepsiCo PEP PepsiCo 2.60 % 223 B 3.0 % 27.14
Johnson & Johnson JNJ Johnson & Johnson 2.54 % 419 B 2.7 % 24.30
PNC Financial Services Group PNC PNC Financial Services Group 2.36 % 85 B 2.8 % 15.40
Texas Instruments TXN Texas Instruments 2.24 % 175 B 2.6 % 24.38
Mondelez International MDLZ Mondelez International 2.15 % 84 B 2.0 % 18.53
Morgan Stanley MS Morgan Stanley 2.10 % 174 B 2.5 % 12.58
Caterpillar CAT Caterpillar 2.05 % 108 B 2.9 % 21.99
Verizon BAC Verizon 4.72 % 220 B 4.5 % 8.56
Gilead Sciences GIS Gilead Sciences 3.79 % 88 B 3.2 % 10.48
Merck 0QAH Merck 3.42 % 200 B 3.2 % 26.29
3M MMM 3M 3.26 % 101 B 2.3 % 14.87
Citigroup C Citigroup 2.95 % 130 B 2.2 % 6.51
Johnson & Johnson JNJ Johnson & Johnson 2.51 % 419 B 2.7 % 20.53
JPMorgan JPM JPMorgan 2.22 % 472 B 2.7 % 10.21
Home Depot HD Home Depot 2.17 % 430 B 2.3 % 25.80
Caterpillar CAT1 Caterpillar 2.10 % 108 B 3.0 % 18.00
Philip Morris International PM Philip Morris International 5.12 % 138 B 5.2 % 16.45
Coca-Cola KO Coca-Cola 2.97 % 239 B 3.3 % 27.75
Procter & Gamble PG Procter & Gamble 2.32 % 361 B 3.0 % 25.58
United Parcel Service UPS United Parcel Service 1.91 % 178 B 3.3 % 28.57
Honeywell International HON Honeywell International 1.70 % 146 B 3.0 % 27.97
BlackRock BLK BlackRock 1.65 % 137 B 2.6 % 25.42
Chubb CB Chubb 1.64 % 80 B 2.1 % 9.42
QUALCOMM QCOM QUALCOMM 1.51 % 202 B 3.5 % 11.18
Union Pacific UNP Union Pacific 1.28 % 154 B 2.3 % 25.17
Target TGT Target 1.22 % 119 B 3.1 % 20.12
Comcast CMCSA Comcast 1.92 % 233 B 1.9 % 15.74
SAP SAP SAP 1.54 % 154 B 1.4 % 27.67
Oracle ORCL Oracle 1.28 % 253 B 1.7 % 18.36
AbbVie 4AB AbbVie 1.26 % 210 B 4.9 % 24.16
Lowe's Cos. LOW Lowe's Cos. 1.18 % 170 B 1.8 % 23.44
CSX CSX CSX 1.05 % 80 B 0.6 % 21.66
Caterpillar CAT1 Caterpillar 0.60 % 108 B 3.0 % 17.96
British American Tobacco BTI British American Tobacco 8.27 % 78 B 5.5 % 9.28
IBM IBM IBM 5.51 % 104 B 4.3 % 22.37
Chevron CVX Chevron 4.65 % 226 B 4.3 % 22.23
Sanofi SNY Sanofi 3.95 % 123 B 8.1 % 7.94
PepsiCo PEP PepsiCo 2.43 % 223 B 1.8 % 24.42
Goldman Sachs Group GS Goldman Sachs Group 1.61 % 129 B 1.7 % 6.25
Bank of America BAC Bank of America 1.60 % 375 B 2.0 % 13.24
UnitedHealth Group UNH UnitedHealth Group 1.18 % 414 B 1.6 % 28.02
Anthem ANTM Anthem 0.99 % 103 B 1.4 % 19.22
American Express AXP American Express 0.95 % 121 B 1.6 % 18.88
Lam Research LRCX Lam Research 0.84 % 90 B 1.7 % 22.44
Applied Materials AMAT Applied Materials 0.66 % 129 B 1.4 % 25.04
IBM IBM IBM 5.51 % 104 B 4.1 % 22.02
IBM IBM IBM 5.11 % 104 B 4.1 % 19.61
AbbVie 0QCV AbbVie 4.48 % 210 B 4.8 % 27.30
AbbVie ABBV AbbVie 4.45 % 210 B 4.6 % 27.70
AbbVie 4AB AbbVie 4.27 % 210 B 4.2 % 24.26
Royal Bank of Canada RY Royal Bank of Canada 3.65 % 145 B 8.0 % 12.60
Pfizer PFE Pfizer 2.77 % 303 B 3.5 % 13.87
CVS Health CVS CVS Health 2.13 % 121 B 2.7 % 16.38
IBM IBM IBM 6.34 % 104 B 4.5 % 19.46
IBM IBM IBM 6.32 % 104 B 4.9 % 19.50
IBM IBM IBM 6.31 % 104 B 4.5 % 19.52
IBM IBM IBM 6.30 % 104 B 4.5 % 19.56
IBM IBM IBM 6.27 % 104 B 4.5 % 19.65
IBM IBM IBM 5.03 % 104 B 4.5 % 24.50
Gilead Sciences GIS Gilead Sciences 2.25 % 88 B 3.5 % 10.38
IBM IBM IBM 1.57 % 104 B 4.5 % 19.43
Pfizer PFE Pfizer 0.82 % 303 B 3.8 % 13.87
Johnson & Johnson JNJ Johnson & Johnson 0.72 % 419 B 2.9 % 20.32
Thermo Fisher Scientific TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific 0.16 % 252 B 0.3 % 29.23
Procter & Gamble 0NOF Procter & Gamble 0.02 % 361 B 0.0 % 25.23
GlaxoSmithKline GSK GlaxoSmithKline 5.11 % 101 B 7.0 % 16.79
Bank of Nova Scotia BNS Bank of Nova Scotia 4.85 % 80 B 8.8 % 11.67
Toronto-Dominion Bank TD Toronto-Dominion Bank 3.80 % 134 B 7.7 % 11.20
Starbucks SBUX Starbucks 1.66 % 129 B 1.9 % 15.32
Canadian National Railway CNI Canadian National Railway 1.59 % 90 B 3.6 % 23.67
Verizon BAC Verizon 1.40 % 220 B 4.5 % 8.56
Citigroup TRVC Citigroup 0.91 % 130 B 2.4 % 5.30
Lockheed Martin LOM Lockheed Martin 0.87 % 95 B 3.0 % 13.67
Ford Motor F Ford Motor 0.51 % 79 B 5.5 % 26.70
Wells Fargo WFC Wells Fargo 1.18 % 193 B 3.4 % 11.93
Deere & Co DE Deere & Co 1.01 % 111 B 2.0 % 20.46
Unilever UL Unilever 3.87 % 136 B 3.7 % 19.70
Blackstone Group LP BX Blackstone Group LP 2.50 % 106 B 6.1 % 18.86
HSBC Holdings HSBC HSBC Holdings 4.98 % 121 B 5.7 % 19.74
Comcast 0QYF Comcast 0.02 % 233 B 0.0 % 15.74
BHP Group BHP BHP Group 11.04 % 138 B 5.1 % 7.11
Enbridge ENB Enbridge 7.06 % 81 B 10.5 % 17.92
General Motors GM General Motors β€’ 87 B 3.6 % 8.41
UnitedHealth UNH UnitedHealth 0.88 % 418 B β€’ 24.21
PepsiCo PEP PepsiCo β€’ 223 B 2.9 % 24.38
NestlΓ© NESM NestlΓ© β€’ 302 B 2.4 % 20.65
Ford Motor 0P4F Ford Motor β€’ 79 B 0.1 % 26.27
Union Pacific UNP Union Pacific β€’ 154 B 2.3 % 21.83
3M MMM 3M β€’ 101 B 2.7 % 14.53

Dividends represent one part of the company’s profits from the previous period. The company distributes them between its owner-shareholders. Businesses may pay out dividends, but they are not obliged to. The method that is used to calculate the dividend is described in the company's dividend policy or articles of association. The clearer and more transparent the calculation principle, the more investors love the company. Many factors affect whether dividends are paid out. The main ones are the need for financing by major shareholders and tax optimization. So, if the state in the person of a fund or state-supported organization is one of the shareholders, the payment of regular dividends is practically guaranteed. The same is true, but to a lesser extent, in the case of a serious debt burden that is incurred by one of the business owners.