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 (3.38%)
AT&TT$2.04 (5.97%)
Chevron CVX$4.76 (3.94%)
Coca-ColaKO$1.60 (3.06%)
ExxonMobilXOM$3.48 (4.85%)
Home DepotHD$5.44 (2.56%)
IntelINTC$1.26 (2.59%)
Johnson&JohnsonJNJ$3.80 (2.90%)
McDonald'sMCD$4.64 (2.16%)
MicrosoftMSFT$1.84 (1.34%)
PepsiCoPEP$3.82 (2.99%)
PfizerPFE$1.44 (3.79%)
Proctor & GamblePG$2.98 (2.56%)
Verizon CommunicationsVZ$2.41 (4.34%)
Wal-Mart StoresWMT$2.12 (1.94%)
Wells FargoWFC$1.80 (3.79%)
Dividend data from Quandl as of Aug-03-2019.

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 $35,670. The percent return is 256.70%. The annualized return is 13.56%.

Return Summary for Dividend Giants
Start DateAug-31-2009
Start Investment$10,000.00
End DateAug-23-2019
Current Value of Investment$35,670.01
Total Return256.70%
Annualized Return13.56%
Min DateAug-31-2009
Min Price$10,000.00
Max DateJul-31-2019
Max Price$36,379.47
# Values121
Number Returns7,260
Number Profitable Returns7,069
Percent Profitable Returns97.37%
Number Unprofitable Returns191
Percent Unprofitable Returns2.63%
Profitable to Unprofitable Returns Ratio37.01

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

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