Dividend Center

Dividends are a way for companies to distribute profits to their shareholders. They do so by paying investors a certain amount per share owned. They offer an incentive to investors to own stock in a business as they provide a stream of income.
Dividend Calculator >Use the TipRanks dividend calculator for a clear and comprehensive way to search for top dividend stocks for your budget. See a full overview of dividend stocks, including dividend yield, projected annual payout, and total dividend payment, according to your investment criteria.
Dividend Yield Calculator >Companies pay dividends on a per-share basis. This can make it difficult to compare dividend stocks. Dividend yield is a percentage that shows annual dividend payout relative to the share price as a percentage. It offers a way to understand dividends as a proportion of your investment and to compare dividend stocks.
Best Dividend Stocks >Compare the highest paying dividend stocks, get the most updated comparison by key indicators and discover each stock’s price target as well as recommendations by top Wall Street experts.
Dividend Calendar >Organized by day, check out which companies have upcoming ex-dividend dates, along with their dates of payment, and yield. By clicking on a particular stock, you can see its dividend history and performance over time.

Best Dividend Stocks

Price Change
Analyst Price Target
Dividend Yield
Analyst Consensus
Market Cap
Yearly Gain
Dividend Amount
Smart Score
Altria Group
(-3.11% Downside)
1 Buy
3 Hold
2 Sell
(11.44% Upside)
5 Buy
7 Hold
1 Sell
Moderate Buy
(-19.35% Downside)
0 Buy
1 Hold
4 Sell
Strong Sell
International Business Machines
(5.42% Upside)
3 Buy
7 Hold
1 Sell
(13.65% Upside)
6 Buy
8 Hold
2 Sell
EOG Resources
(27.34% Upside)
11 Buy
5 Hold
0 Sell
Moderate Buy
Enterprise Products Partners
(22.00% Upside)
10 Buy
0 Hold
0 Sell
Strong Buy
Energy Transfer
(27.89% Upside)
5 Buy
0 Hold
0 Sell
Strong Buy
Hess Midstream Partners
(20.86% Upside)
2 Buy
1 Hold
0 Sell
Moderate Buy
Ares Capital
(8.42% Upside)
2 Buy
1 Hold
0 Sell
Moderate Buy


What are dividends?
Dividends are payments that publicly traded companies make to their shareholders. Companies that offer dividends share their profits with their investors.
Companies that pay dividends usually do so quarterly. Dividends can also be paid over other time frames, for example monthly or yearly. Dividends provide investors with a regular source of income. They can also offer protection against market volatility.
The company’s board of directors determines the dividend amount per share. If a company pays out a $5 dividend every quarter and you own 20 shares, you will receive $100 in dividends quarterly.
Dividend payments are usually paid in cash. Some companies enable investors to automatically reinvest their dividends. This is called DRIP (dividend reinvestment plan).
    Why is dividend yield important?
    Dividend yields are important. They show annual dividend payout relative to share price. Dividend yield offers a way to understand returns as a proportion of your investment. As companies pay dividends on a per-share basis, this makes it easier to compare payouts.
      What is the dividend yield formula?
      Dividend yield is calculated as a percentage. It compares the ratio of a company’s annual dividend to its share price, using this formula:
      Dividend yield = annual dividend/ stock price * 100
        What is DRIP?
        Dividend reinvestment plans, also known as DRIP, are when companies automatically reinvest investors’ dividends to buy more shares. Most companies do not have DRIP.
        The advantage of reinvesting dividends is that they compound.
          How do you calculate dividend payments that are reinvested?
          The formula for calculating dividend reinvestment is:
          FV = P * (1+ r/m)^mt
          FV = future value of the investment
          P = the money invested or initial balance
          r = the dividend yield (in decimals)
          m = the number of times the dividend is compounded per year (compounding frequency)
          t = the numbers of years the money is invested for

          This may seem complicated, however that’s exactly why we created this stock dividend calculator.
          First calculate dividend yield using the formula

          Dividend yield = annual dividend/ stock price * 100
          If a share price is $50 and the annual dividend is $3.50, dividend yield is calculated using the formula:
          Dividend yield = $3.50 / $50 = 0.07
          Now, entering the variables into the dividend reinvestment formula:
          Final balance = $1,000 * (1 + 0.07/1) = $1,144.90
          This means investing $1,000 into a company with 7% dividend yield would result in a $144.90 profit after two years and a total of $1,144.90, if dividends are reinvested over one year.