Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2023

Just because we hit retirement, doesn’t mean we’re making a total shift to bonds. There are still stocks to buy that are both interesting and profitable. But more times than not, investors at that stage are looking for some income.

That involves a lot more than just screening dividend stocks and sorting by yield.

Investors need to know what they’re buying, as we need to have dependable income in this scenario. We don’t want all of our eggs in one basket, but we don’t want to be spread too thin either.

With that in mind, let’s look at seven dividend stocks to buy that could be solid candidates for those in or nearing retirement.

3M Co (NYSE:MMM) Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) Realty Income (NYSE:O) Federal Realty (NYSE:FRT) AT&T (NYSE:T) Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Walmart (NYSE:WMT)

Now, let’s dive in and take a closer look at each one.

Income Stocks to Buy: 3M Co (MMM)

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2023: ConocoPhillips(COP)

ConocoPhillips operates as an integrated energy company worldwide. The company?s Exploration and Production (E&P) segment explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Its Midstream segment gathers, processes, and markets natural gas; and fractionates and markets natural gas liquids in the United States and Trinidad. The company?s Refining and Marketing (R&M) segment purchases, refines, markets, and transports crude oil and petroleum products, such as gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels. Its Chemicals segment manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics. This segment offers olefins and polyolefins, including ethylene, propylene, and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products comprising organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalyst s, drilling chemicals, mining chemicals, and engineering plastics and compounds. The company?s Emerging Businesses segment develops new technologies and businesses. It focuses on power generation; and technologies related to conventional and nonconventional hydrocarbon recovery, refining, alternative energy, biofuels, and the environment. This segment also offers E-Gas, a gasification technology producing high-value synthetic gas. ConocoPhillips was founded in 1917 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Faizan Farooque]

    In the meantime, investing in BP requires patience. It still has sizeable oil & gas assets, and as the world continues to get back to normal, things will only get better from here on in. With shares trading at 7.4 times forward price-to-earnings and the company offering a juicy dividend yield of 5.28%, this is one energy giant looking very attractive for a value investor.

    Undervalued Stocks to Watch: ConocoPhillips (COP) Source: JHVEPhoto /

    ConocoPhillips is one of the biggest independent energy producers in the world. Much like other energy companies, COP had a tough 2o2o. But the stock is slowly picking up steam and is up nearly 10% in the last month. It has been in the news recently due to the completion of its acquisition of Concho Resources, which is based in the Permian Basin area of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas.

  • [By ]

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has risen 4% the U.K.-Dutch oil major said it would exit the largest U.S. oil field by selling its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion. ConocoPhillips (COP) advanced 4% in New York.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2023: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. engages in acquiring, holding, selling, and dealing with a portfolio of federally tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. As of March 31, 2011, it held 20 tax-exempt mortgage bonds secured by 20 multifamily apartment properties containing a total of 3,606 rental units. America First Capital Associates Limited Partnership Two serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research report released on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) Director Lisa Y. Roskens bought 5,965 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.95 per share, for a total transaction of $35,491.75. Following the purchase, the director now owns 100,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $595,410.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2023: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces hot and cold-rolled sheet steel; plate steel; structural steel comprising wide-flange beams, beam blanks, and sheet piling; and bar steel, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bar, merchant bar, and special bar quality products. The Steel Products segment offers steel joists and joist girders, steel deck, fabricated concrete reinforcing steel, cold finished steel, steel fasteners, metal building systems, light gauge steel framing, steel grating and expanded metal, and wire and wire mesh products. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal products. The company?s operations also include various international trading companies that buy and sell steel and steel products. It sells its hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers; steel joists and joist girders, and steel deck to general contractors and fabricators; and cold finished steel and steel fasteners to distributors and manufacturers. The company?s products are used by contractors in constructing highways, bridges, reservoirs, utilities, hospitals, schools, airports, stadiums, and high-rise buildings. Nucor Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Sirois]

    Their consensus target stock price is $233.49, 10.2% above current levels. That’s a nice return to aspire to and there’s safety even if it doesn’t quite reach those levels. 

    Nucor (NUE)  Source: Shutterstock

    Let’s begin by discussing Nucor’s price appreciation this year because it’s been quite phenomenal. In 2021 alone NUE stock has increased in price from $52 to $120. That’s exceptional for any class of stock, and unheard of among the dividend class. 

  • [By ]

    This makes steelmakers like Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) attractive investment opportunities.

    NUE is the largest diversified steel and steel products company in North America. The company has 25 scrap-based steel mills with annual production capacity of 27 million tons. Nucor accounts for about 26% of American steel production with almost 71% of its steel from recycled content. That makes the company attractive to sustainable investment funds who will also like the fact that NUE accounts for about 7.5% of the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, much lower than its market share and an indicator of the company’s commitment to sustainable production.

  • [By ]

    Likewise, steel is used to reinforce just about every major construction project. Nucor (NYSE: NUE), whose product catalog includes rebar, pipes, and guard rails, will be used to support the construction of schools, water treatment plants, sewer systems, and countless other infrastructure projects. Things are already going pretty well. Through the first half of 2021, the company has delivered more than $8.00 per share in earnings, setting a new yearly record – with two quarters left to go.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2023: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Paychex Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. It offers payroll processing services, including calculation, preparation, and delivery of employee payroll checks; production of internal accounting records and management reports; preparation of federal, state, and local payroll tax returns; and collection and remittance of clients? payroll obligations. The company also provides payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; and regulatory compliance services, such as new-hire reporting and garnishment processing. Its human resource outsourcing services include payroll, employer compliance, human resource and employee benefits administration, risk management outsourcing, and the on-site availability of a professionally trained human resource representative, as well as provides employee handbooks, management manuals, and r equired regulatory forms. In addition, the company offers retirement services administration; workers? compensation; business-owner policies; commercial auto; and health and benefits coverage, including health, dental, vision, and life. Further, it provides online human resource administration software products for employee benefits management and administration, and time and attendance solutions. As of May 31, 2010, the company served approximately 536,000 clients in the United States; and 1,700 clients in Germany. Paychex, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Another tech company on the list, Automatic Data Processing (Nasdaq: ADP) is, like Intel, priced to perfection. And, similar to Intel, there is more and more competition in its core business of human resources and human capital management solutions — from more-traditional players like Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX) to small-business focused TriNet (Nasdaq: TNET) to cloud-based Workday (Nasdaq: WDAY). Up nearly 26% year-to-date, consider taking some gains off the table. 

  • [By ]

    Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX) handles the payroll for 650,000 clients, mostly small businesses with 10 to 50 employees — the economy’s growth engine.

    These payroll customers generally pay a flat service fee, as well as an additional fee for each worker enrolled. Thus, Paychex likes to see businesses hiring new employees. And after a soft February report, the labor market is roaring once again.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 27, 2019 9:30 a.m. ET

    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:


  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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