7 Great Dividend Stocks to Buy For a Comfortable Retirement in 2021 - 1 of 7

#1 - Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)

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One of the best indicators of a strong dividend is a company’s history of increasing its payout. And Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is among the best with a 59-year history of paying out a solid dividend.

This isn’t a stock that’s going to be confused with the high-flying growth stocks. However, during the pandemic, P&G proved its strength as a defensive stock when its products flew off supermarket shelves. That’s what investors are buying; a dividend stock that will be resilient in any economy, but particularly at times when the economy looks weak.

Investors could quibble about the company’s P/E ratio that is a bit elevated compared to its historical trend. However, as P/E stock has dropped from its 5-year high set late last year, the P/E ratio is drifting to be more in-line with its historical average. And currently, PG stock has a dividend yield of 2.49% and a payout ratio of 50.38%.  

About The Procter & Gamble
The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North and Latin America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, India, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates in five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. Read More 

Current Price: $135.11
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $149.21 (10.4% Upside)

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