Top U.S. Dividend Stocks

Top U.S. Dividend Stocks

UPDATED May 26, 2022

What are the best U.S. Dividend Stocks? According to our Simply Wall St analysis these are the best U.S. dividend companies.

We look for companies with high quality dividends and healthy balance sheets to find the top Dividend Stocks.

Our criteria to find Top Dividend Companies

High Yield

  • Companies with a high dividend yield are more attractive due to the higher expected income for each dollar invested.
  • Yields vary between markets, so we focus on the top dividend payers in each market.

What do we look for?

  • Is the yield in the top 25% of the market's dividend payers.

Consistent Dividends

  • Companies with a strong track record of paying a consistent and growing dividend are the most attractive.
  • If the dividend has been cut substantially in the past, then it's difficult to be confident about future payments.

What do we look for?

  • Has the dividend been stable over the last 10 years.
  • Has the dividend grown over the last 10 years.

Dividend Cover

  • Ideally the company doesn't pay out all of its earnings, neglecting future growth.
  • If a company is unable to afford its dividend, then it will probably lead to a dividend cut and share price erosion.

What do we look for?

  • Are dividends covered by earnings.
  • Are dividends forecast to be covered by earnings in the future.

Healthy Balance Sheet

  • Investors want to make sure the company is positioned to cover its debts. Repayments on debt typically take priority over shareholder return initiatives.

What do we look for?

  • Does the company have a manageable level of debt.
  • Is the company able to cover its interest repayments.

52 companies meet this criteria in the U.S. market

NasdaqGS:TCBK

TriCo Bancshares

TriCo Bancshares operates as a bank holding company for Tri Counties Bank that provides commercial banking services to individual and corporate customers.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: TCBK's dividend (2.24%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.01%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 57.3% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 14.72% per year

  • Earnings grew by 26.8% over the past year

Risks

  • Shareholders have been diluted in the past year

  • Significant insider selling over the past 3 months

NYSE:PH

Parker-Hannifin

Parker-Hannifin Corporation manufactures and sells motion and control technologies and systems for various mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets worldwide.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: PH's dividend (1.99%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.01%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 48.3% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 15.71% per year

  • Earnings have grown 12.4% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

  • Has a high level of debt

NYSE:NBHC

National Bank Holdings

National Bank Holdings Corporation operates as the bank holding company for NBH Bank that provides various banking products and financial services to commercial, business, and consumer clients in the United States.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: NBHC's dividend (2.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.01%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 54.5% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 38.48% per year

Risks

No risks detected for NBHC from our risks checks.

NasdaqGS:IDCC

InterDigital

InterDigital, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs and develops technologies that enable and enhance wireless communications in the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Europe.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: IDCC's dividend (2.22%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.01%).

  • Future Dividend Coverage

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Rewards

  • Trading at 11.5% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 20.33% per year

  • Earnings grew by 34.7% over the past year

Risks

  • Large one-off items impacting financial results

NYSE:KAMN

Kaman

Kaman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the aerospace, defense, medical, and industrial markets.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: KAMN's dividend (2.23%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.01%).

  • Future Dividend Coverage

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Rewards

  • Trading at 76% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 22.75% per year

  • Became profitable this year

Risks

No risks detected for KAMN from our risks checks.

NasdaqGS:LBAI

Lakeland Bancorp

Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Lakeland Bank that offers various banking products and services for individuals and small to medium sized businesses.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: LBAI's dividend (3.8%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.01%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 62.9% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 16.11% per year

  • Earnings grew by 28.1% over the past year

Risks

  • Shareholders have been diluted in the past year

NasdaqGS:FIBK

First Interstate BancSystem

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Interstate Bank that provides range of banking products and services in the United States.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • High Dividend: FIBK's dividend (4.45%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.01%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

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Rewards

  • Trading at 47.8% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 54.46% per year

Risks

  • Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year

  • Significant insider selling over the past 3 months

  • Profit margins (16.5%) are lower than last year (29.4%)

  • Large one-off items impacting financial results

NYSE:USB

U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides various financial services to individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities and other financial institutions in the United States.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: USB's dividend (3.53%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.01%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 53.6% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 14.43% per year

  • Earnings have grown 2.1% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

No risks detected for USB from our risks checks.

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