Great Dividend Stocks For Every Portfolio

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners is one of the ten dividend stocks that can help raise your investment income by paying sizeable dividends. These stocks are a safe bet to increase your portfolio value as they provide both steady income and cushion against market risks. A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. Below are more huge dividend-paying stocks that continues to add value to my portfolio holdings.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP)

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. engages in utility, transport, energy, and communications infrastructure businesses. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners was established in 2007 and with the company’s market capitalisation at USD $16.00B, we can put it in the large-cap group.

BIP has a substantial dividend yield of 4.63% with a generous payout ratio. . In the case of BIP, they have increased their dividend per share from US$0.71 to US$1.88 so in the past 10 years. Much to the delight of shareholders, the company has not missed a payment during this time. Analysts are expecting an impressive triple digit earnings growth over the next year. More on Brookfield Infrastructure Partners here.

NYSE:BIP Historical Dividend Yield Mar 5th 18
NYSE:BIP Historical Dividend Yield Mar 5th 18

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Formed in 1983, and currently lead by Debra Cafaro, the company currently employs 493 people and with the company’s market capitalisation at USD $17.88B, we can put it in the large-cap category.

VTR has an alluring dividend yield of 6.34% and pays out 81.59% of its profit as dividends , with analysts expecting this ratio in three years to be 157.29%. VTR’s last dividend payment was US$3.16, up from it’s payment 10 years ago of US$2.05. They have been reliable as well, ensuring that shareholders haven’t missed a payment during this 10 year period. Ventas’s earnings per share growth of 108.66% over the past 12 months outpaced the us reits industry’s average growth rate of 4.79%. Interested in Ventas? Find out more here.

NYSE:VTR Historical Dividend Yield Mar 5th 18
NYSE:VTR Historical Dividend Yield Mar 5th 18

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES)

Eversource Energy, a public utility holding company, engages in the energy delivery business. Formed in 1927, and currently run by James Judge, the company employs 8,084 people and with the company’s market cap sitting at USD $18.09B, it falls under the large-cap stocks category.

ES has a good dividend yield of 3.54% and the company has a payout ratio of 61.04% , with analysts expecting the payout ratio in three years to be 62.23%. In the last 10 years, shareholders would have been happy to see the company increase its dividend from US$0.80 to US$2.02. Much to the delight of shareholders, the company has not missed a payment during this time. Dig deeper into Eversource Energy here.

NYSE:ES Historical Dividend Yield Mar 5th 18
NYSE:ES Historical Dividend Yield Mar 5th 18

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