5 Best Dow Dividend Stocks to Buy Now


This mini-portfolio of blue-chip dividend payers is positioned well to both generate income and tackle headline headwinds for the rest of 2022.



The market is poised for one of the worst first halves of a year in history, but the best blue-chip dividend stocks never go out of style. Or at least, that has been true for the top-rated Dow dividend stocks thus far in 2022.


Back in February, we noted that the top-rated dividend payers among the 30 Dow Jones stocks were beating the market handily, and we figured they would continue to give income investors some much-needed peace of mind.


Given the success of our initial index, we decided to update the components for the second half of 2022.


Here's how we found the Dow's best dividend stocks to buy now. Using data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, we screened the blue chip barometer for Wall Street analysts' highest-rated Dow components with dividend yields of at least 2.0%.


A quick note on S&P Global Market Intelligence's ratings system: S&P surveys analysts' stock calls and scores them on a five-point scale, where 1.0 equals a Strong Buy and 5.0 is a Strong Sell. Any score equal to or below 2.5 means that analysts, on average, rate the stock at Buy. The closer a score gets to 1.0, the stronger the consensus Buy recommendation.



That led us to the following five Dow Jones dividend stocks, which we list below by strength of analysts' consensus recommendations, from lowest to highest conviction. (Market data and analysts' ratings are as of June 24.)


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