10 Superior Dividend Stocks
These stocks are good choices whether you're looking for dividend growth, down-market defense, or inflation protection.
While they may not be the highest-yielding stocks around, dividend-growth stocks--those that have a history of increasing their payouts over time--have plenty going for them.
For starters, the management teams at these companies are focused on delivering a growing cash stream to their shareholders--and income is a key component of total return. That's a shareholder-friendly mindset.
Susan Dziubinski does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.