Last updated: July 25, 2019
Most investors are accustomed to receiving quarterly payouts from their dividend-paying securities, but there are opportunities to generate current income on a more frequent basis: monthly dividend stocks.
There are more than 700 securities that follow a monthly payout schedule and warrant a closer look from yield-seeking investors. Monthly dividend securities provide risk-adjusted returns and diversification benefits that can boost your portfolio over the long haul.
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Reliable Monthly Dividend Plays
For the purpose of this article, we are only focussing on common stocks, ADRs, REITs, royalty trusts and MLPs.
To ensure a reliable track record, we have only considered stocks with at least 5 years of consecutive dividend payouts. We have also screened out firms with a market capitalization of less than $250 million to make sure they have sizable operations to generate cash flows and support the monthly payouts. The stocks in the list have at least 3.5% of annualized dividend yield.
Below we present the list of top 12 reliable stocks, sorted by descending dividend yields.
|Tickers||Name||Security Type||Market Cap ($ Bn) *||Div Yield *||Payout Ratio||Dividend Growth Years||Annualized Payout ($)|
|ORC||Orchid Island Capital Inc.||REIT||0.38||14.18%||64.40%||0||0.96|
|AGNC||AGNC Investment Corp.||REIT||9.37||11.02%||78.70%||0||1.92|
|ARR||ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc.||REIT||1.11||10.90%||83.30%||0||2.04|
|PBT||Permian Basin Royalty Trust||Royalty Trust||0.26||9.65%||100%||2||0.48|
|CLDT||Chatham Lodging Trust||REIT||0.87||7.06%||68.80%||0||1.32|
|GOOD||Gladstone Commercial||Common Equity||0.67||7.05%||94.30%||0||1.50|
|MAIN||Main Street Capital Corp.||Common Equity||2.61||5.91%||97.20%||8||2.46|
|STAG||STAG Industrial, Inc.||REIT||3.81||4.72%||79.90%||8||1.43|
|SBR||Sabine Royalty Trust||Royalty Trust||0.67||4.58%||100%||2||2.12|
|O||Realty Income Corp.||REIT||21.93||3.92%||85.50%||23||2.72|
The following graph shows how the monthly payout of the 12 stocks varied in the recent past.
The Bottom Line
Income investors have a lot to gain by incorporating monthly dividend plays in their portfolio. Consistent dividend growers provide stability and steady growth over the long haul, helping you create a more risk-adjusted portfolio. To find more of the best monthly dividends stocks, check out our entire list of monthly dividend stocks.
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