Dividend-paying stocks outperform the market – and companies that initiate or increase their dividends outperform steady payers. As such, the author of today’s article advises that “investors should pay attention to companies that can continuously grow their dividends, as that improves the probability that they can outperform the market.” He proceeds to highlight his top dividend growth stock for investors to consider this month – a midstream master limited partnership with 22 straight quarterly dividend increases and which, thanks in part to a dramatic transformation in the past year, is positioned to continue raising payouts for years to come. CLICK HERE.
Dividend Aristocrat stocks offer reliable dividend increases, but the author of today’s article notes that many of these companies have only been able to maintain their dividend increase streaks by raising payouts by negligible amounts. Contrast that with what he refers to as “income gushers” – stocks that are increasing annual payouts by 20% or more. He proceeds to highlight five such income gushers – all of which most recently hiked their dividends by at least 20% and which have 5-year average dividend growth ranging from 20% to 40%. To find out what these stocks are, CLICK HERE.