Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now

Many companies dole out dividends in March, June, September and December. If all your payments land in that timetable, your income stream can dry up for long stretches.

To keep the cash flowing right through vacation, we sorted through payment dates to identify when companies pay out. We focused on firms with steady businesses, sturdy balance sheets and a commitment to uphold their payouts. Check out these offerings that deliver treats every October, listed in alphabetical order. (Prices and data are as of June 30.)

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Cardinal Health

Symbol: CAH
Price: $84
Yield: 2.2%
Annual dividend rate: $1.80
Price-earnings ratio: 15
Also pays in: January, April, July

Drug distributor Cardinal runs a high-volume, low-profit-margin business that faces heavy pressure from rivals. But Cardinal is taking measures to fire up its growth.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Rich Smith]

    If you want an answer to that question, check out this latest video from Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) showing the company’s newest high-energy laser (HEL) shooting down small unmanned aerial vehicles in a series of tests.

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    The company has a host of aerospace and defense customers, including Raytheon (RTN) , a holding of Jim Cramer’s charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    Case in point, defense-related companies I’ve recommended like Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) or Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) have led readers in our paid sister services to remarkable profits of 100.81% and 205.19%, respectively… and counting!

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    Cramer and the AAP team say that the president’s moves on behalf of Boeing (BA) signal good times for defense names, including Raytheon (RTN) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MUFG Americas Holdings Corp trimmed its stake in LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 55.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,683 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 13,073 shares during the quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $1,728,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Keith Speights, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    We posed that question to three Motley Fool contributors. Here’s why they picked Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD), Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE:LH), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) as top healthcare stocks to buy in September.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    $2.92 Earnings Per Share Expected for LabCorp (LH) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Global Contract Research Organization Market 2018 Pioneers by 2023: Parexel, LabCorp (Covance), PRA, PPD … (theexpertconsulting.com) OmniSeq and LabCorp Launch OmniSeq Advance? Assay (nasdaq.com) LabCorp’s latest collaboration aims to accelerate personalized, genomic medicine (bizjournals.com) Can Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) Continue To Outperform Its Industry? (finance.yahoo.com)

    LH has been the topic of several analyst reports. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $195.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $176.00 target price on shares of LabCorp in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. LabCorp has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $191.06.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    If you’re looking to get your share of a booming, global growth story, look no further than Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings  (NYSE: LH).

    The Burlington, North Carolina-based company operates the largest network of clinical laboratories in the world. Its U.S. network has 36 labs and processes 2.5 million lab tests every week.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eighteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $196.64.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eaton Vance Management lifted its holdings in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 141.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 514,556 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 301,597 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $88,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 0.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 154,400 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $26,407,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System reduced its position in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 172,950 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 6,667 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned approximately 0.13% of Parker Hannifin worth $29,580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $23.02 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $82.05 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $59.03 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Parker-Hannifin had the 25th highest net out-flow for the day. Parker-Hannifin traded up $2.45 for the day and closed at $171.53

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallSep. 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), which is down 16.5%. That is followed by Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 15.8%, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 14.3%, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 12.1%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 19 are showing a loss to date in 2018.

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    Cramer was bearish on 3M (MMM) , Fitbit (FIT) and Granite Construction (GVA) .

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are keeping a close eye on the 10-year bond, which is hovering near 3% – an important psychological level that is likely to influence future price movements. On Monday, Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” asked Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald if investors should be worried. Here’s what Keith had to say about the 10-year Treasury yield… and how it will affect your stocks and bonds in the future.
    The price of Brent crude oil topped $75.00 and hit its highest level since November 2014. Oil traders were eyeing the ongoing efforts of OPEC and Russia to reduce excessive production around the globe, rising demand ahead of peak driving season, and the possibility that the Trump administration will slap Iran with a new round of sanctions.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KO, GOOGL, SLM
    Shares of The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) added 1.2% after the firm easily beat earnings and revenue expectations. The firm cited strong demand for its new flavors of Diet Coke and its Coke Zero Sugar. Demand was so strong for the quarter that the firm reported organic sales growth of 5%. The company reported earnings per share of $0.47, topping estimates by a penny. Revenue of $7.6 billion easily beat Wall Street estimates.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) seesawed in pre-market hours. The online search giant topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations after the bell Monday. However, shares were off 0.5% after executives announced that its business costs were on the rise. The firm’s real estate and computer purchases tripled in one year, to $7.3 billion. About one-third of that total came from its $2.4 billion purchase of the Chelsea Market building in New York City.
    Good news for SLM Corp. (NYSE: SLM) investors, but bad news for indebted college students and graduates. The firm – also known as Sallie Mae – topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Monday. The firm said that it increased its loan o

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    For a second consecutive week, 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is once again the Dow’s cellar dweller. The industrial giant’s stock added more than 4% last week but even that was not enough to climb out of the basement. 3M shares are now trading down 8.1% for the year to date.

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