Dividends4Life: 5 Best-Ranked S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Invest in March

Investors are searching for some stability in their portfolios and are now focusing on companies that pay hefty dividends. Moreover, the possibility of a rate hike ebbing in the near term makes dividend paying stocks more tempting. The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index has gained 2.5% on a year-to-date basis, in contrast to the S&P 500 index declining 3.2%. Hence, it will be prudent to invest in dividend paying stocks from the S&P 500 index.

These stocks reflect a solid financial structure and healthy underlying fundamentals. They are also less taxed as compared to interest income, help your portfolio to grow at a compounded rate, offer protection from earnings manipulation and act as a hedge against inflation: Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Campbell Soup Co. (CPB), Delta Air Lines, Inc.(DAL) and Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN).

Source: Zack's

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