Dividend stock picks for spring 2016

Dividend stock picks for spring 2016
I have looked for new investment opportunities and done research to find stock candidates. Dividend stocks are a good option, especially when markets are bearish and there is tension in the air. Dividend stocks usually are not as volatile as other stocks. The reason is that stocks usually pay the dividend quarterly and are that way considered as long time investments (buy and keep). Stock prices base partly on speculations, dividends are instead based on policy and cash position of each business. From dividends, you get returns on down market as well and without selling the stock.

Stock picks:

AT&T (NYSE: T) Dividend yield 4.92%

AT&T is dividend grow stock with raising dividend every year since 1984. Business is on healthy base on four sectors: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. Growing number of mobile internet devices keep the business growing for decades.

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) Dividend yield 3.77%

Qualcomm benefits from the growing usage of mobile devices. Qualcomm is known to deliver most power Snapdragon mobile CPUs. Qualcomm has widened chip making to integrated chips, which combines mobile CPU, GPU and modem into a single unit. Licensing business is supported by a wide range of patents on mobile technologies. The dividend is high and has raised since 2003.

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) Dividend yield 2.99%

Coca-Cola is one of the world’s biggest brands. Products are known worldwide and business has new opportunities in Fairlifes protein milk products. Coca-Cola is in a position where is easy to transform business and products depending prevailing trends. Dividend growth has continued from the year 1963.

NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE) Dividend yield 2.93%

NextEra Energys business is in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in Florida. Company’s has strengths in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow, constant stock price performance and expanding profit. Distribution of energy is not volatile to market moves due to local demand and strict regulations. There is also big future potential in solar and wind power.

Procter & Gamble Company (PG) Dividend yield 3.19%

Procter & Gamble manufactures and sells branded consumer products to every corner of the world. Big brands like Vicks, Pampers, Bounty, etc. Many well-known brands belong to PG. History of Procter & Gamble dates back to the year 1837. The dividend has raised every year since 1957. The payout ratio is 73.6%.

Originally posted 2016-04-02 12:04:10.

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