Dividend Stocks 2013 – Best Dividend Stocks 2013 – Top Dividend Paying Stocks

Dividend Stocks 2013 – What are dividend stocks?  Dividend stocks are companies that pay you a share of their profit, in most cases, on a quarterly basis.  The best dividend stocks pay the highest yield or percentage based on the share price.  These are called the highest yielding dividend stocks.   Let’s take Apple (AAPL) for example.  AAPL stock currently trades at $588 and pays a dividend of $10.60 per share per year.  To figure out Apple’s yield, you would take the actual dividend and divide it by the stock price.  The $10.60 in pay out divided by the $588 stock price would give you the yield.  AAPL stock yields 1.8%.  What does this mean?  If you hold Apple from now until November 2013 and the stock price remained around $588, you would earn 1.8% return on your investment.  If the stock price rises higher, you would have a stock paper gain as well as the 1.8% dividend yield.  If you use an online broker, dividends are added to your account on the next business day after payment.

Why are Dividend Stocks so popular?  Dividend stocks are popular because they offer the investor a way to earn income while waiting for a stock to rise.  If you invest in high yielding dividend stocks and the stock price rises a lot, you are essentially hitting a home run. 

Below is the best dividend stocks to buy going into 2013.  These stocks pay out of the most.  Do your research and figure out if they are right for your portfolio.  Keep in mind, when a company is doing bad, they may be forced to cut their dividend.

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High Paying Dividend Stocks 2013 – Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) – Current Stock Price – $8.72 – Pays 14.21% Dividend – Nordic American Tankers Limited, an international tanker company, owns and operates double hull crude oil tankers

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) – $15.89 – Dividend Yield – 12.60% – Annaly Capital Management, Inc., a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, management, and financing of a portfolio of investment securities. The company invests primarily in mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations, agency callable debentures, and other mortgage-backed securities representing interests in or obligations backed by pools of mortgage loans

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NMM) – $15.75 – Dividend Yield – 11.20% – Navios Maritime Partners L.P. owns and operates dry cargo vessels internationally. The company engages in the seaborne transportation services of a range of drybulk commodities, including iron ore, coal, grains, and fertilizers, as well as chartering of its vessels under medium to long-term charters. Its fleet consists of 10 Panamax vessels, 5 Capesize vessels, and 1 Ultra-Handymax vessel.

Windstream Corporation (WIN) – $9.50 – Dividend Yield – 10.50% – Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers business services, as well as provides broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets.

More Top Dividend Stocks 2013

Frontier Communications (FTR)
KKR Financial (KFN)
SeaDrill (SDRL)
Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP)
Linn Energy (LINE)
Nokia (NOK)

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