Dividend-Paying Stocks to Buy and Hold

The following 10 dividend-paying stocks could be core holdings of a long-term buy-and-hold portfolio. Consider reinvesting dividends to increase the total return of the portfolio.

Buy and Hold Stocks

& Monthly Returns

& Snapshot

Dividend (Yield)
& Dividend Chart

3M Company MMM$69.55 (71.84%)
Air Products APD$7.08 (2.91%)
Coca-Cola KO$1.94 (3.13%)
Colgate-Palmolive CL$2.00 (2.15%)
Emerson Electric EMR$2.10 (1.97%)
International Business Machines IBM$6.64 (4.03%)
Johnson & Johnson JNJ$4.76 (3.18%)
Kimberly-Clark KMB$4.88 (3.58%)
Procter & Gamble PG$4.03 (2.46%)
RPM International RPM$1.84 (1.70%)
Dividend data from Alpha Vantage as of May-02-2024.
Display Price Chart for each stock.
Display Dividend Chart for each stock.

Portfolio Values

To inspect the performance of the Buy and Hold Stocks portfolio, see the chart below. Portfolio values are computed using monthly closes for stocks from Alpha Vantage.

All 10 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,000.00 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 $16,113. The percent return is 61.13%. The annualized return is 10.01%.

Portfolio Value Chart for Last 100 Daily Closes

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