Dividends4Life: 7 Top-Paying Dividend Stocks You Need To Know

Dividend-focused investing, while on the surface designed for producing income, is also one of the best ways to build wealth in the stock market. The trick is identifying top-paying dividend stocks and then consistently reinvesting the dividends. Dividend reinvestment allows the power of compound interest to work in your favor. While buzz-worthy and temporarily profitable, these investments are hardly suitable for a reliable portfolio. These seven top-paying dividend stocks have proven, justifiable yields...

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) is a master limited partnership-structured company in the natural gas sector. The Houston-based pipeline operator pays nearly 6% and is America’s largest company in its niche. Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) with a yield close to 8% places this nursing and assisted living facility owner near the top of my list. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), the telecommunication behemoth has paid steady dividends since 1984, increasing the payout for over three decades. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is an often overlooked dividend stock, the auto giant yields nearly 5% and has an excellent forward price-earnings ratio of 7. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and has paid consistent dividends for the last 17 years. VZ yields around 4.3%.

Source: InvestorPlace

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  1. Dividend Reaper // May 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Long: VZ, T

    I agree with you on VZ, T, and OHI but I am fearful of jumping into MLPs. There are a lot of key tax components that I'd rather stay away from with them. As for F, I feel like it constantly flirts with dividend cuts. While I like the company, I don't see it as a safe dividend investment when they fall on hard times.

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