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 10 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.

10 Retirement Dividend Stocks

Stock Return & Price Chart


Dividend (Yield) &

Recent Dividends &
Growth Rate

AT&TT$2.04 (5.38%)
AmgenAMGN$5.80 (2.97%)
Cincinnati Financial Corp.CINF$2.24 (1.98%)
Consolidated EdisonED$2.96 (3.30%)
Exxon MobilXOM$3.48 (4.79%)
HCPHCP$1.48 (4.39%)
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ$3.80 (2.91%)
Kimberly ClarkKMB$4.12 (3.11%)
Realty IncomeO$0.90 (1.24%)
SyscoSYY$1.56 (1.99%)
Dividend data from Quandl as of Sep-14-2019.

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 10 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,000.00 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 $35,090. The percent return is 250.90%. The annualized return is 13.38%.

Return Summary for Retirement Dividend Stocks
Start DateSep-30-2009
Start Investment$10,000.00
End DateSep-19-2019
Current Value of Investment$35,090.11
Total Return250.90%
Annualized Return13.38%
Min DateOct-30-2009
Min Price$9,890.25
Max DateSep-19-2019
Max Price$35,090.11
# Values121
Number Returns7,260
Number Profitable Returns6,988
Percent Profitable Returns96.25%
Number Unprofitable Returns272
Percent Unprofitable Returns3.75%
Profitable to Unprofitable Returns Ratio25.69

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

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