Dividends4Life: 2 Lesser-Known Dividend Stocks to Buy During Times of Extreme Volatility

Dividend aristocrats such as AT&T and McDonald's are always the first names that occur to seasoned investors who seek a reliable income stream. But two often-overlooked stocks offer 4%-plus yields and solid earnings. They deserve a place in investors' wealth-building portfolios. These lesser-known names may not have caught Wall Street's attention, but they are poised for market-beating gains when investors finally wake up to their potential.

Welltower (HCN), Formerly known as Health Care REIT, this real estate investment trust invests primarily in senior living and health care properties. Moody's recently raised its credit rating on the company, saying that it reflects Welltower's achievement in building and enhancing the quality of its health care real estate portfolio, while also decreasing leverage. Weyerhaeuser (WY) - Citigroup expects that high lumber prices could be around for a while, making forest products company Weyerhaeuser a solid investment option. The company commands a dominant position because of its pricing power, market position with 13 million acres of land, increasingly streamlined portfolio and attractive valuation.

Source: The Street

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