Dividends4Life: 3 Dividend Stocks to Watch in August and September

During the second quarter of 2015, 562 companies announced dividend increases. While this sounds solid, 696 did so in the second quarter of 2014. It’s one thing to freeze dividend payouts. But what about a decrease? During the second quarter of 2015, 85 companies decreased dividend yields. This is a 50% increase over the 57 companies that decreased earnings in the first quarter. And it represents the highest number of dividend decreases since 2009! (Source: cnbc.com, August 21, 2015.)

Why not just go with a high-yield dividend stock in the short term? Because there is always a risk/reward trade-off. Because really high dividend yield stocks are riskier, there is a chance their share price could take a hit. And their dividend yield could get cut. Meaning, you lose out on capital appreciation and income growth. Below are three of the best long-term dividend stocks to watch in August and September: McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC), United Technologies Corporation(NYSE:UTX) and Altria Group Inc.(NYSE:MO).

Source: Profit Confidential

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