Dividend Stocks 2014 – Top Dividend Stocks 2014 – Best Dividend Paying Stocks

Dividend Stocks 2014 – High Paying Dvidend Stocks 2014

Dividend Stocks 2014 – 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 $91 and pays a dividend of $1.88 per share per year.  To figure out Apple’s yield, you would take the actual dividend and divide it by the stock price.  The $1.88 in pay out divided by the $91 stock price would give you the yield.  AAPL stock yields 2.1%.  What does this mean?  If you hold Apple from now until July 2015 and the stock price remained at $91, you would earn 2.1% return on your investment.  If the stock price rises higher, you would have a stock paper gain as well as the 2.1% 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 2014.  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.

High Paying Dividend Stocks 2014 – Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) – $11.65 – Dividend Yield – 10.30% – 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

Windstream Corporation (WIN) – $10.15 – Dividend Yield – 10.20% – 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.

Soufun (SFUN) – Soufun (SFUN) is one of the top china stocks to buy in 2014 which also pays a high dividend yield, 4.5%.  Wait for SFUN to drop on bad news and then buy the stock.

More Top Dividend Stocks 2014

Linn Energy (LINE)
SeaDrill Limited (SDRL)
PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI)
CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (IEP)
Verizon (VZ)
AT&T (T)