Dividends4Life: 10 Dividend Growth Stocks for 2018

10 Dividend Growth Stocks for 2018

Posted by D4L | Thursday, November 30, 2017 | | 0 comments »

Dividend growth stocks have obvious appeal. After all, dividend investing is based on buying and holding a stock for the payouts. So if a company can consistently increase its distributions to investors over time, all the better. Unlike traditional growth investing, where you depend on a stock increasing in value based on profits or sales trends, dividend growth investing focuses on the payouts above all else. The best dividend stocks to buy offer regular deposits into your bank account, but the best dividend growth stocks are committed to making those paychecks larger every year. So what are some of the most impressive dividend growth plays on Wall Street as we enter 2018? Here are 10 to consider...

If you think CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) is just a drug store filling prescriptions and selling candy bars, you don’t understand the business fully. In truth, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) actually has 10-year dividend growth that is infinite because it didn’t pay out out a penny in dividends before 2011. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) may not have a particularly noteworthy yield at present, with its payouts just short of that found via 10-year Treasury bonds. Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) is a global semiconductor company that develops analog integrated circuits and embedded processors. In truth, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) didn’t offer regular distributions before 2010. No dividend list would be complete without consumer products king Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG). And just like HD stock, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is committed to sharing its success with stock holders via bigger dividends over time. Meats mega brand Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) is as stable a stock as they come. It’s easy to overlook the strength of a company like American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) that deals in water and sewer infrastructure.Visa Inc (NYSE:V) is a global payments technology company providing electronic payment services.

Source: InvestorPlace

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