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DOW   32,920.46
QQQ   306.18
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A gold storm is coming… (Ad)
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Why a new Alzheimer's drug is having a slow US debut
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Route to Super Bowl dangerous for Mexico's avocado haulers
S&P 500   3,852.36
DOW   32,920.46
QQQ   306.18
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A gold storm is coming… (Ad)
State of the Union: Biden sees economic glow, GOP sees gloom
Why a new Alzheimer's drug is having a slow US debut
A gold storm is coming… (Ad)
Sri Lanka marks independence anniversary amid economic woes
Tesla hikes price of Model Y after US alters tax credit rule
Cash Holders STILL Aren't Taking Steps to Prepare (Ad)
Disney World unions vote down offer covering 45,000 workers
Route to Super Bowl dangerous for Mexico's avocado haulers
S&P 500   3,852.36
DOW   32,920.46
QQQ   306.18
MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/30 - 2/3
A gold storm is coming… (Ad)
State of the Union: Biden sees economic glow, GOP sees gloom
Why a new Alzheimer's drug is having a slow US debut
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Sri Lanka marks independence anniversary amid economic woes
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Disney World unions vote down offer covering 45,000 workers
Route to Super Bowl dangerous for Mexico's avocado haulers

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

There’s something so satisfying about getting dividend payouts deposited into your account. Watching the payouts stack up and compound over time is one of the most rewarding aspects of investing. People tend to gravitate towards dividend stocks because they generate passive income and can signify that a company has enough financial health to return money to shareholders. In an uncertain market, buying a company that has a strong history of dividend growth helps to provide investors with the reassurance that their money is parked in the right place for the long term.

Unfortunately, some investors that are new to dividend stocks end up chasing the highest yield stocks they can find and end up getting burned. This is usually due to the fact that when a company’s dividend payout ratio gets too high to be sustainable, it will often have to cut or eliminate its dividend altogether at some point. That’s why it’s so important to do your research before buying any dividend stocks, especially when they are high-yield. The good news is that we’ve done the hard work for you and created a list of 3 high-yield dividend stocks to buy below.

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV)

The first stock on our list is a major pharmaceutical company that currently has a dividend yield of 4.93%. Big pharma companies like this one can be a good pick for dividend investors since they have a strong line-up of best-selling drugs that generate consistent free cash flows. AbbVie is a company that fits the bill and is in a good place financially thanks to products like Humira, which is a popular drug for people with rheumatoid arthritis. It is also a company that has some nice long-term growth potential.


Investors should be impressed by the fact that AbbVie has raised its annual dividend payout for 48 consecutive years and is a dividend aristocrat. It is also a great buy due to the potential of AbbVie’s pipeline, as it has tons of new pharmaceutical products in different phases of clinical trials. In particular, Skyrizi (for plaque psoriasis) and Rinvoq (for rheumatoid arthritis) both look promising and could eventually be best sellers for Abbvie. It looks like biotech stocks aren’t being negatively impacted by the pandemic as much as many investors initially anticipated, which is another reason why AbbVie is a strong buy at this time.

IBM (NYSE:IBM)

There’s a good chance that you are already familiar with this global information technology company. It’s worth a look thanks to its 5.22% dividend yield and a strong history of generating solid free cash flows, which means that its dividend is safe for the time being. IBM is a worldwide provider of information technology products and services and its business can benefit from new trends like cloud computing and the digitalization of major companies.

This is another dividend aristocrat that might not be growing its earnings like it once was but will be a reliable dividend-payer for those investors looking for extra income. The company’s Q2 earnings weren’t amazing, but there were some positives such as a 14.7% year-over-year increase in free cash flow to $2.9 billion in Q2. It’s also nice to see a strong balance sheet when buying a high dividend yield stock, and IBM had $14.3 billion of cash on hand at the end of Q2. Although this company faces some challenges related to the pandemic, its attractive dividend yield, strong brand name, and value at these price levels make it worth a look for dividend investors.

Realty Income (NYSE:O)

There are quite a few REITs out there that are not looking like good investments at this time. With the pandemic causing so many retailers to shutter their doors, you need to be extra careful when buying companies whose cash flows are dependent on tenants paying their monthly rent. However, Realty Income is a dividend-paying REIT that is still worth a look even in an uncertain environment for commercial properties. It’s unique in that it pays monthly dividends, which means you can expect more frequent payouts than with most other stocks. With a dividend yield of 4.55%, it is absolutely worth a look for any dividend portfolio.

The reason Realty Income is a REIT that should be on your radar has to do with the properties that make up its portfolio. Realty Income owns over 6,500 properties with a large portion of that made up of dollar, convenience, and drug stores. This is good news since those types of properties will always have a strong demand for their products and services regardless of the state of the economy. Realty Income collected 91.5% of its July rent and is another company with a very strong balance sheet. If you are looking for safety and steady income from a high-yield dividend stock, consider the fact that Realty Income has paid a dividend for 602 consecutive months.

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Companies Mentioned in This Article

CompanyMarketRank™Current PricePrice ChangeDividend YieldP/E RatioConsensus RatingConsensus Price Target
AbbVie (ABBV)
2.7609 of 5 stars
$145.20+0.2%4.08%19.39Hold$160.75
International Business Machines (IBM)
2.4211 of 5 stars
$136.94+0.4%4.82%77.81Hold$142.73
Realty Income (O)
2.0176 of 5 stars
$67.59-0.4%4.41%63.17Hold$72.00
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