Kiplinger Dividend 15: Still Paying!

Stocks on our list tumbled in February, but they've mostly bounced back.

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None of the members of the Kiplinger Dividend 15—the list of our favorite dividend-paying stocks—has cut or suspended its dividend this year. In most years, that wouldn’t be news. But in response to the pandemic, more than 60 firms in the S&P 500 index have battened down the financial hatches by slashing or eliminating their payout. The Dividend 15 yield 3.4%, on average, well above the 1.9% yield of the S&P 500 and the paltry 0.7% from 10-year Treasury notes. (Prices, returns, yields and other data are as of June 12.)

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Ryan Ermey
Former Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Ryan joined Kiplinger in the fall of 2013. He wrote and fact-checked stories that appeared in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and on He previously interned for the CBS Evening News investigative team and worked as a copy editor and features columnist at the GW Hatchet. He holds a BA in English and creative writing from George Washington University.