"When a dividend stock offers high potential returns and low valuation point based on current stock price, that's a stock worth investigating."
You may have already seen our Top 10 Dividend Stocks slideshow. How is our Top 25 Dividend Stocks slideshow different? This time, we are
making it "S.A.F.E." — for this toplist, to make the Top 25 Dividend Stocks, a dividend stock in our coverage universe must display these qualities:
S. Solid return — hefty yield and strong DividendRank characteristics; A. Accelerating amount — consistent dividend increases over time; F. Flawless history — never a missed or lowered dividend; E. Enduring — at least two decades of dividend payments.
Previously, we talked a bit about our proprietary "DividendRank" algorithm, which we use screen through our coverage universe of
dividend paying stocks, to find interesting candidates for further research. Combine that with the S.A.F.E. characteristics above, and that brings us to our Top 25 Dividend Stocks.
Ready to see a slideshow of the resulting Top 25 Dividend Stocks? Continue below to begin: