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The 5 Best Dividend Stocks Right Now

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Investing in dividend stocks is often viewed as more conservative than investing in growth stocks or riskier alternative investments.

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Companies that pay a part of their earnings to stockholders are known as dividend stocks. The payment is a dividend and is a return of cash to shareholders. Most dividend stocks come from well-established companies with stable revenue and earnings. In turn, this consistency allows the company to pay a dividend.

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Verizon

Verizon (VZ) is number one on this list for two reasons: an excellent dividend yield combined with good dividend safety. First, most investors know about Verizon. The company is a cell phone giant with one of the largest US networks.

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Microsoft

Microsoft is the second-largest company by market capitalization at over $2.58 trillion. This dollar value is more than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of many countries.

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Realty Income Corporation

Realty Income Corporation (O) is the only real estate investment trust (REIT) on this list. The trust owns more than 6,500 commercial properties.

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Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola (KO) is one of the most well-known dividend stocks. Additionally, the company owns some of the most famous brands globally, operating in more than 200 countries.

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Consolidated Edison

Consolidated Edison's market is mature but growing. As a regulated utility, the company has a monopoly in its service area. In addition, the population of the NYC area continues to grow. In turn, this growth should drive electricity and natural gas demand.

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