8 High-Quality, High-Dividend Stocks to Buy for Q2

These income-driving stocks may be the only way to make good money for the rest of 2016

While the market looks like it’s going to end the first calendar quarter of 2016 with a gain, it’s also pretty clear a valuation headwind is starting to blow again.

As such, investors looking to for stock-price appreciation are going to find little worth owning at this time. The smart-money move right now headed into the second quarter is seeking out high-dividend stocks to generate income and avoid the struggle growth stocks are apt to find in a low-growth environment.

But which high-dividend stocks are the best ones to own?

There are several quality names out there, but these eight — which range in yields from 3% to nearly 7% — should be at the top of any list of high-dividend stocks to consider before we get too deep into Q2, and too deep into a lethargic time of year.

Let's take a closer look, here they are, in order of yield …

Source: InvestorPlace