A study by Ned Davis Research found that, from 1972 to 2006, dividend-paying stocks returned 10.1% annually, compared to a 4.1% return for stocks that didn't pay a dividend. So which dividend stocks will continue to pay off for investors? In this installment of  "Fool Video," Motley Fool analyst and Income Investor co-advisor James Early talks with Online Managing Editor LouAnn DiCosmo and gives his take on Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), and Biovail (NYSE:BVF).

 

Johnson & Johnson is an Income Investor recommendation. Coca-Cola is an Inside Value recommendation. Neither Lou nor James nor Mac owns any of the stocks discussed. The Fool has a disclosure policy.