Top 100 Dividend Stocks - 2015 Edition

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Includes: CTL, DO, ESV, FCX, FTR, NE, RIG, T, WIN, WMB
by: Intelligent Speculator

Ah! I have been rather quiet on this blog in the past few weeks, haven’t I? A big part of it was being incredibly busy, but also having little trading to do. That is about to change as we get ready for the New Year. First off, I’d like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. To start off, before opening a few new long and short trades next week, I wanted to publish a recent edition of the top dividend payers in the S&P 500. In my next Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio update, I’ll certainly start looking for new names to be added. I always find this list to be very useful as a starting point.

Again, I can’t stress enough how this list is only a starting point. Usually, the top players on this list are here because the company is doing poorly, resulting in a declining stock price, but the company has not (yet!) adjusted its dividend payout. Just take a look at Transocean’s (NYSE:RIG) stock chart:

Why is it declining so quickly?

Just take a quick look at these numbers:

Here is the full list:

Ticker
Name
Price
Dividend Yield
Payout Ratio
Ex-Dvd
RIG Transocean Ltd 18.33 16.37 63.79 2/18/2015
WIN Windstream Holdings Inc 8.24 12.14 250.77 3/27/2015
ESV Ensco PLC 29.95 10.02 36.9 03/12/2015
DO Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc 36.71 9.53 88.69 02/12/2015
NE Noble Corp plc 16.57 9.05 25.2 02/12/2015
FTR Frontier Communications Corp 6.67 6.3 362.42 03/09/2015
T AT&T Inc 33.59 5.6 53.13 01/07/2015
CTL CenturyLink Inc 39.58 5.46 #VALUE! 2/27/2015
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc 23.36 5.35 84.82 1/13/2015
WMB Williams Cos Inc/The 44.94 5.07 222.62 03/11/2015
HCP HCP Inc 44.03 4.95 106.92 02/05/2015
IRM Iron Mountain Inc 38.66 4.91 213.91 3/18/2015
MAT Mattel Inc 30.945 4.91 55.2 2/17/2015
PM Philip Morris International Inc 81.45 4.91 68.07 3/24/2015
OKE ONEOK Inc 49.79 4.74 117.5 1/28/2015
VZ Verizon Communications Inc 46.78 4.7 51.73 01/07/2015
VTR Ventas Inc 71.7 4.41 164.06 03/06/2015
HCN Health Care REIT Inc 75.67 4.36 3110.77 02/05/2015
PBCT People's United Financial Inc 15.18 4.35 87.67 1/28/2015
TE TECO Energy Inc 20.49 4.29 96.66 2/13/2015
SO Southern Co/The 49.11 4.28 107.36 02/05/2015
COP ConocoPhillips 69.06 4.23 41.66 02/12/2015
MO Altria Group Inc 49.27 4.22 81.21 3/13/2015
RAI Reynolds American Inc 64.27 4.17 79.1 03/06/2015
CCI Crown Castle International Corp 78.7 4.17 #VALUE! 3/17/2015
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc/DE 42.31 4.16 138.48 1/30/2015
PCL Plum Creek Timber Co Inc 42.79 4.11 135.51 02/11/2015
PPL PPL Corp 36.33 4.1 79.79 03/09/2015
HP Helmerich & Payne Inc 67.42 4.08 37.52 02/11/2015
SE Spectra Energy Corp 36.3 4.08 80.56 02/04/2015
CNP CenterPoint Energy Inc 23.43 4.05 114.15 2/17/2015
WYNN Wynn Resorts Ltd 148.76 4.03 96.59 2/13/2015
POM Pepco Holdings Inc 26.93 4.01 245.45 03/06/2015
GME GameStop Corp 33.8 3.91 37.21 03/05/2015
LO Lorillard Inc 62.94 3.91 69.92 2/25/2015
ED Consolidated Edison Inc 66.01 3.82 67.89 02/09/2015
CVX Chevron Corp 112.18 3.82 34.89 2/18/2015
KIM Kimco Realty Corp 25.14 3.82 174.48 3/30/2015
DUK Duke Energy Corp 83.54 3.81 82.38 02/11/2015
ETR Entergy Corp 87.48 3.8 83.11 02/09/2015
DRI Darden Restaurants Inc 58.63 3.75 157.37 01/07/2015
FE FirstEnergy Corp 38.99 3.69 245.23 02/04/2015
DOW Dow Chemical Co/The 45.61 3.69 34.14 3/30/2015
GE General Electric Co 25.27 3.64 53.11 2/19/2015
GRMN Garmin Ltd 52.83 3.63 57.44 03/12/2015
MCD McDonald's Corp 93.7 3.63 55.76 2/27/2015
COH Coach Inc 37.56 3.6 47.88 03/06/2015
GAS AGL Resources Inc 54.51 3.6 70.93 02/12/2015
PFE Pfizer Inc 31.15 3.6 57.68 02/04/2015
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc 41.41 3.58 58.57 03/06/2015
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corp 80.61 3.57 34.84 03/09/2015
AEE Ameren Corp 46.13 3.56 75.81 03/09/2015
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV 79.39 3.53 29.3 03/05/2015
KRFT Kraft Foods Group Inc 62.66 3.51 45.05 3/30/2015
TEG Integrys Energy Group Inc 77.85 3.5 61.84 2/27/2015
AEP American Electric Power Co Inc 60.72 3.49 64.46 02/10/2015
SCG SCANA Corp 60.4 3.48 60.3 03/11/2015
PNW Pinnacle West Capital Corp 68.31 3.48 60.31 1/29/2015
GM General Motors Co 34.91 3.44 0 3/13/2015
PCG PG&E Corp 53.24 3.42 100.61 3/30/2015
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp 51.83 3.4 52.22 3/16/2015
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc 23.77 3.36 169.52 3/27/2015
EXC Exelon Corp 37.08 3.34 73.55 2/17/2015
XEL Xcel Energy Inc 35.92 3.34 58.43 3/17/2015
PAYX Paychex Inc 46.17 3.29 81.37 1/30/2015
CA CA Inc 30.45 3.28 50.39 2/17/2015
STX Seagate Technology PLC 66.5 3.25 35.85 2/13/2015
F Ford Motor Co 15.5 3.23 22 1/28/2015
WY Weyerhaeuser Co 35.89 3.23 84.95 2/25/2015
WEC Wisconsin Energy Corp 52.74 3.21 56.96 02/11/2015
DTE DTE Energy Co 86.37 3.2 68.53 3/19/2015
MRK Merck & Co Inc 56.79 3.17 116.53 03/12/2015
MCHP Microchip Technology Inc 45.11 3.16 71.14 2/18/2015
HAS Hasbro Inc 54.99 3.13 72.88 1/30/2015
MAC Macerich Co/The 83.41 3.12 252.35 2/18/2015
D Dominion Resources Inc/VA 76.9 3.12 72.88 03/04/2015
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp 192.57 3.12 52 2/25/2015
CMS CMS Energy Corp 34.75 3.11 59.69 02/11/2015
GIS General Mills Inc 53.33 3.08 53.41 01/08/2015
PBI Pitney Bowes Inc 24.37 3.08 62.64 02/11/2015
DNR Denbury Resources Inc 8.13 3.07 0 2/20/2015
PLD Prologis Inc 43.03 3.07 288.82 03/09/2015
CAT Caterpillar Inc 91.53 3.06 39.51 1/15/2015
EMR Emerson Electric Co 61.73 3.05 56.36 2/18/2015
NUE Nucor Corp 49.05 3.04 96.74 3/27/2015
PSA Public Storage 184.85 3.03 105.02 03/12/2015
SYY Sysco Corp 39.69 3.02 72.31 04/01/2015
ABBV AbbVie Inc 65.44 3 76.99 1/13/2015
K Kellogg Co 65.44 3 36.16 2/27/2015
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp 92.45 2.99 34.31 02/05/2015
IP International Paper Co 53.58 2.99 41.05 2/13/2015
MRO Marathon Oil Corp 28.29 2.97 31.86 2/17/2015
NU Northeast Utilities 53.52 2.93 58.87 2/27/2015
WM Waste Management Inc 51.32 2.92 696.94 03/09/2015
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corp 115.54 2.91 58.08 03/04/2015
LEG Leggett & Platt Inc 42.61 2.91 89.99 3/13/2015
CVC Cablevision Systems Corp 20.64 2.91 122.86 03/12/2015
LLY Eli Lilly & Co 68.99 2.9 44.89 02/11/2015
AES AES Corp/VA 13.77 2.9 43.11 1/30/2015
KO Coca-Cola Co/The 42.22 2.89 57.85 03/11/2015