Portfolio of Dividend Giants

The following table includes 16 dividend-paying stocks that are widely held by exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

16 Dividend Giants

Stock Return & Price Chart


Dividend (Yield) &

Recent Dividends &
Growth Rate

3MMMM$5.76 (2.77%)
AT&TT$2.04 (6.51%)
Chevron CVX$4.76 (3.86%)
Coca-ColaKO$1.60 (3.41%)
ExxonMobilXOM$3.28 (4.06%)
Home DepotHD$5.44 (2.83%)
IntelINTC$1.26 (2.35%)
Johnson&JohnsonJNJ$3.60 (2.58%)
McDonald'sMCD$4.64 (2.44%)
MicrosoftMSFT$1.84 (1.56%)
PepsiCoPEP$3.71 (3.03%)
PfizerPFE$1.44 (3.39%)
Proctor & GamblePG$2.87 (2.76%)
Verizon CommunicationsVZ$2.41 (4.08%)
Wal-Mart StoresWMT$2.12 (2.17%)
Wells FargoWFC$1.80 (3.73%)
Dividend data from Quandl as of Apr-01-2019.

To inspect the performance of the Dividend Giants portfolio, see the chart below. Portfolio values are computed using monthly closes for stocks from Quandl.

All 16 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $625.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each stock at its closing monthly price for the first date shown on the portfolio value chart below. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

The current value of a $10,000 investment is $40,673. The percent return is 306.73%. The annualized return is 15.06%.

NOTE: The stocks included in the table and chart are representative of the industry. They are not recommendations.

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