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Looking to boost your dividend income? Then this may be an interesting starting point. To construct this list we looked for stocks with the following characteristics:

  • Dividend yield over 3%

  • Beta below 0.75

  • Five year dividend growth above industry average


Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.




We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.


Given this information, which of these stocks are you most bullish about?

  1. Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $27.71B. Dividend yield at 5.02%. Beta at 0.63. Five year dividend growth rate of 5.59% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 16.87% over the last year.

  2. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $16.27B. Dividend yield at 4.97%. Beta at 0.47. Five year dividend growth rate of 7.84% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 17.7% over the last year.

  3. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $18.66B. Dividend yield at 4.93%. Beta at 0.53. Five year dividend growth rate of 4.1% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has had a good month, gaining 13.13%.

  4. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN): Drug Manufacturers Industry. Market cap of $72.33B. Dividend yield at 4.87%. Beta at 0.57. Five year dividend growth rate of 14.42% vs. industry average of 11.69%. The stock has gained 30.45% over the last year.

  5. Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $12.13B. Dividend yield at 4.87%. Beta at 0.64. Five year dividend growth rate of 8.45% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has lost 2.66% over the last year.

  6. American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE:AEP): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $18.40B. Dividend yield at 4.82%. Beta at 0.59. Five year dividend growth rate of 3.79% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 28.62% over the last year.

  7. Southern Company (NYSE:SO): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $34.03B. Dividend yield at 4.72%. Beta at 0.35. Five year dividend growth rate of 4.09% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 30.43% over the last year.

  8. DPL Inc. (NYSE:DPL): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $3.53B. Dividend yield at 4.41%. Beta at 0.61. Five year dividend growth rate of 4.74% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 28.38% over the last year.

  9. AGL Resources Inc. (AGL): Gas Utilities Industry. Market cap of $3.22B. Dividend yield at 4.38%. Beta at 0.48. Five year dividend growth rate of 6.25% vs. industry average of 4.58%. The stock has gained 20.1% over the last year.

  10. China Mobile Limited (NYSE:CHL): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $183.65B. Dividend yield at 4.23%. Beta at 0.61. Five year dividend growth rate of 19.61% vs. industry average of 5.13%. The stock has gained 2.19% over the last year.

  11. PG & E Corp. (NYSE:PCG): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $17.26B. Dividend yield at 4.2%. Beta at 0.33. Five year dividend growth rate of 8.15% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 10.97% over the last year.

  12. Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $27.48B. Dividend yield at 4.13%. Beta at 0.56. Five year dividend growth rate of 6.43% vs. industry average of 4.46%. The stock has gained 29.01% over the last year.

  13. Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $4.56B. Dividend yield at 4.13%. Beta at 0.54. Five year dividend growth rate of 8.52% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 36.24% over the last year.

  14. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $8.22B. Dividend yield at 4.09%. Beta at 0.71. Five year dividend growth rate of 14.29% vs. industry average of 4.46%. The stock has gained 52.69% over the last year.

  15. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $16.95B. Dividend yield at 4.09%. Beta at 0.52. Five year dividend growth rate of 4.11% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 15.56% over the last year.

  16. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $24.45B. Dividend yield at 3.8%. Beta at 0.62. Five year dividend growth rate of 7.09% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 23.17% over the last year.

  17. H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB): Personal Services Industry. Market cap of $4.95B. Dividend yield at 3.7%. Beta at 0.58. Five year dividend growth rate of 6.89% vs. industry average of 3.72%. The stock has gained 6.93% over the last year.

  18. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT): Drug Manufacturers Industry. Market cap of $81.21B. Dividend yield at 3.67%. Beta at 0.3. Five year dividend growth rate of 9.86% vs. industry average of 9.46%. The stock has gained 15.42% over the last year.

  19. Enersis S.A. (NYSE:ENI): Foreign Utilities Industry. Market cap of $14.17B. Dividend yield at 3.6%. Beta at 0.49. Five year dividend growth rate of 17.44% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 20.56% over the last year.

  20. HJ Heinz Co. (NYSE:HNZ): Food Industry. Market cap of $17.67B. Dividend yield at 3.5%. Beta at 0.56. Five year dividend growth rate of 8.45% vs. industry average of 8.21%. The stock has gained 29.31% over the last year.

  21. Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE): Gas Utilities Industry. Market cap of $13.31B. Dividend yield at 3.48%. Beta at 0.58. Five year dividend growth rate of 6.1% vs. industry average of 4.46%. The stock has gained 27.% over the last year.

  22. Clorox Corporation (NYSE:CLX): Housewares & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $9.40B. Dividend yield at 3.41%. Beta at 0.41. Five year dividend growth rate of 13.05% vs. industry average of 1.87%. The stock has gained 16.15% over the last year.

  23. Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN): Aerospace/Defense Industry. Market cap of $17.94B. Dividend yield at 3.41%. Beta at 0.66. Five year dividend growth rate of 11.26% vs. industry average of 10.08%. The stock has gained 0.2% over the last year.

  24. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): Drug Manufacturers Industry. Market cap of $184.45B. Dividend yield at 3.39%. Beta at 0.61. Five year dividend growth rate of 10.6% vs. industry average of 9.46%. The stock has gained 18.66% over the last year.

  25. Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $11.13B. Dividend yield at 3.34%. Beta at 0.27. Five year dividend growth rate of 9.59% vs. industry average of 8.21%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.46% (equivalent to 8.54 days of average volume). The stock has gained 0.67% over the last year.

  26. Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $7.31B. Dividend yield at 3.33%. Beta at 0.37. Five year dividend growth rate of 12.7% vs. industry average of 2.27%. The stock has gained 33.52% over the last year.

  27. UGI Corp. (NYSE:UGI): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $3.66B. Dividend yield at 3.17%. Beta at 0.36. Five year dividend growth rate of 6.72% vs. industry average of 4.58%. The stock has gained 33.63% over the last year.

  28. Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $3.57B. Dividend yield at 3.16%. Beta at 0.53. Five year dividend growth rate of 8.85% vs. industry average of 8.49%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.52% (equivalent to 9.56 days of average volume). The stock has gained 12.37% over the last year.

  29. Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): Personal Products Industry. Market cap of $187.02B. Dividend yield at 3.13%. Beta at 0.5. Five year dividend growth rate of 11.81% vs. industry average of 1.87%. The stock has gained 13.% over the last year.

  30. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF): Surety & Title Insurance Industry. Market cap of $3.57B. Dividend yield at 3.0%. Beta at 0.55. Five year dividend growth rate of 22.51% vs. industry average of 15.98%. The stock has gained 19.7% over the last year.


*Dividend growth rates sourced from Reuters, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 30 High Yield, Low Beta Stocks, With Attractive Growth Rates