Best Dividend Stocks for 2013

By | 01/06/2013

Now that it’s January and I’m looking to put more money to work in my long-term savings, retirement plans, and my Roth IRA — here are my ideas for best dividend stocks for 2013. Since I’ve started my DRIP plans, I’ve become more of a fan of income investing and I always try to find stocks that have both growth and a dividend yield.

Dividend Paying Stocks

In addition to the stocks I maintain in my dividend reinvestment accounts (GE, K, CAT, IBM, WFC, KRFT, SAN, MDLZ), I’m also regular buying these stocks:

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE ticker: BIP):
BIP closed at $36.61, +0.52 (+1.44%), on January 4, 2013
Pays $1.50 annual dividend; 4.10% annual yield

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ ticker: NVDA):
NVDA closed at $13.15, +0.42 (+3.30%), on January 4, 2013
Pays $0.30 annual dividend; 2.28% annual yield

InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ ticker: IDCC):
IDCC closed at $44.12, +0.21 (+0.48%), on January 4, 2013
Pays $0.40 annual dividend; 0.91% annual yield

Let me know what you think of these ideas in the comments section below. I’m always on the lookout for top dividend stocks, and comparing yields, value, cash flow, and more.

So here’s my list for 2013’s Best Dividend Stocks….

General Electric, Apple Inc, JP Morgan Chase, Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, American Electric Power, Wells Fargo, Caterpillar, and Target Corp