Retirement Stock Portfolios - Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks

Retirement investors look for companies that consistently increase their dividends paid from steadily increasing free cash. Usually these type of stocks reward patient investors with multi-year price appreciation (long-term capital gains) and increasing dividends that beat the rate of inflation.

Here are 13 well-known dividend-paying blue chip stocks that are appropriate for a conservative income-oriented stock-based portfolio with dividend reinvestment. Many of these stocks have long periods of paying rising dividends.

Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks Portfolio

& Monthly Returns

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Dividend (Yield)
& Dividend Chart

ADP ADP$5.60 (2.31%)
AT&T T$1.11 (6.60%)
Clorox CLX$4.80 (3.44%)
Coca-Cola KO$1.94 (3.13%)
Colgate-Palmolive CL$2.00 (2.15%)
General Mills GIS$2.36 (3.34%)
International Business Machines IBM$6.64 (4.03%)
Johnson&Johnson JNJ$4.76 (3.18%)
Kellogg K$2.24 (3.66%)
Kimberly Clark KMB$4.88 (3.58%)
PepsiCo PEP$5.06 (2.88%)
Proctor & Gamble PG$4.03 (2.46%)
Verizon VZ$2.66 (6.83%)
Dividend data from Alpha Vantage as of May-02-2024.
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Display Dividend Chart for each stock.

Portfolio Values

To inspect the performance of the Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks Portfolio portfolio, see the chart below. Portfolio values are computed using monthly closes for stocks from Alpha Vantage.

All 13 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $769.23 was invested in each stock at its closing monthly price for the first date shown on the portfolio value chart below. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

The current value of the $10,000 investment is $14,584. The percent return is 45.84%. The annualized return is 7.84%.

Portfolio Value Chart for Last 100 Daily Closes

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