Consolidated Edison, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend $ED



  • Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) declares $0.74/share quarterly dividend, 3.5% increase from prior dividend of $0.715.
  • Forward yield 3.84%
  • Payable March 15; for shareholders of record Feb. 13; ex-div Feb. 12.


WEC Energy Group Increases Quarterly Dividend $WEC



  • WEC Energy (NYSE:WEC) declares $0.59/share quarterly dividend, 6.8% increase from prior dividend of $0.55.
  • Forward yield 3.34%
  • Payable March 1; for shareholders of record Feb. 14; ex-div Feb. 13.


Fastenal Company Increases Quarterly Dividend $FAST



  • Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) declares $0.43/share quarterly dividend, 7.5% increase from prior dividend of $0.40.
  • Forward yield 3.18%
  • Payable Feb. 27; for shareholders of record Jan. 31; ex-div Jan. 30.


Realty Income Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend $O



  • Realty Income (NYSE:O) declares $0.2255/share monthly dividend, 3% increase from prior dividend of $0.221.
  • Forward yield 4.18%
  • Payable Feb. 15; for shareholders of record Feb. 1; ex-div Jan. 31.

High Yield Dividend Stocks — January 2019


High dividend stocks appeal to many investors living off dividends in retirement because their high yields provide generous income.

Many of the highest paying dividend stocks offer a high yield in excess of 4%, and some even yield 10% or more.

However, not all high yield dividend stocks are safe. Let’s review what high dividend stocks are, where stocks with high dividends can be found in the market, and how to identify which high dividends are risky.

At the end of the article, we will take a look at 29 of the best high dividend stocks, providing analysis on each company. Almost all of these high yield stocks offer a dividend yield greater than 4%, have increased their dividends for at least five consecutive years, and maintain healthy Dividend Safety Scores.

The market’s strength has reduced the number of safe dividend stocks with high yields, but there are still several dozen worth reviewing.


By the way, many of the people interested in high dividend stocks are retirees looking to generate safe income from dividend-paying stocks. If that sounds like you, you might like to try our online product, which lets you track your portfolio’s income, dividend safety, and more.





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