Dividend-Paying Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolio

Dividend-paying stocks are great choices for your retirement account. Before you retire, you can accumulate shares with dividend reinvestment. And during retirement you can use the dividends as income.

Here are 9 dividend-paying stocks that are candidates for a retirement account. Many of these stocks have multiyear records of increasing their dividends, which is important to keep ahead of inflation.

9 Retirement Dividend Stocks

Stock Return & Price Chart


Dividend (Yield)&

Recent Dividends

AT&TT$2.08 (5.39%)
AmgenAMGN$6.40 (2.88%)
Cincinnati Financial Corp.CINF$2.24 (2.00%)
Consolidated EdisonED$3.06 (3.24%)
Exxon MobilXOM$3.48 (5.81%)
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ$3.80 (2.56%)
Kimberly ClarkKMB$4.12 (2.90%)
Realty IncomeO$0.93 (1.14%)
SyscoSYY$1.80 (2.35%)
Dividend data from Quandl as of Feb-21-2020.

9 Retirement Dividend Stocks

Stock Returns & Price Chart


Recent Prices &
Annualized Return

Cincinnati Financial Corp.CINF
Consolidated EdisonED
Exxon MobilXOM
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ
Kimberly ClarkKMB
Realty IncomeO
Price data from Quandl as of most recent close.

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

All 9 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,111.11 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 $35,903. The percent return is 259.03%. The annualized return is 13.64%.

Return Summary for Retirement Dividend Stocks
Start DateFeb-26-2010
Start Investment$10,000.00
End DateFeb-24-2020
Current Value of Investment$35,902.66
Total Return259.03%
Annualized Return13.64%
Min DateJun-30-2010
Min Price$9,878.81
Max DateDec-31-2019
Max Price$36,498.47
# Monthly Prices121
Number Returns7,260
Number Profitable Returns7,019
Percent Profitable Returns96.68%
Number Unprofitable Returns241
Percent Unprofitable Returns3.32%
Profitable to Unprofitable Returns Ratio29.12

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

Use Stock Symbol and Stock Portfolio Finder to find a stock in a buyupside.com portfolio.

Related Portfolios

Dividend-Paying Stocks to Buy and Hold

Monthly Dividend-Paying Stocks

Retirement Stock Portfolios - Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks