Companies With Underappreciated Dividends

Buying companies that pay long-term dividends can be a great way to beat the market, and strong dividends are easier to find than you might think. 

Wireless companies -- one of which you may be using right now to read this article -- are some of the highest-yielding stocks, with AT&T (NYSE: T  ) and Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ  ) paying 5.2% and 4.3%, respectively. 

3M (NYSE: MMM  ) isn't a company that gets a lot of headlines, but for 97 straight years, it's been paying investors just for owning its stock. In the past 56 of those years, it has increased its payment; it most recently raised the dividend by a hefty 35%.

Motley Fool specialist Travis Hoium thinks these are three of the most underappreciated dividends on the market. He explains why in the video below. 

Top dividend stocks for the next decade
The smartest investors know that dividend stocks simply crush their non-dividend-paying counterparts over the long term. That's beyond dispute. They also know that a well-constructed dividend portfolio creates wealth steadily, while still allowing you to sleep like a baby. Knowing how valuable such a portfolio might be, our top analysts put together a report on a group of high-yielding stocks that should be in any income investor's portfolio. To see our free report on these stocks, just click here now.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (1)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2976169, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 12/21/2014 4:47:44 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Apple's next smart device (warning, it may shock you

Apple recently recruited a secret-development "dream team" to guarantee its newest smart device was kept hidden from the public for as long as possible. But the secret is out. In fact, ABI Research predicts 485 million of this type of device will be sold per year. But one small company makes Apple's gadget possible. And its stock price has nearly unlimited room to run for early-in-the-know investors. To be one of them, and see Apple's newest smart gizmo, just click here!


Advertisement