14 Dividend Stock Picks Based on Harvard Business Review Best CEOs List

14 dividend stock picks with average dividend yield of 2.47% and 5 year performance of 143%.

Every year, Harvard Business Review publishes the list of Best CEOs. The list ranks each CEO based on financial, environmental, social, and governance performance. The financial performance factor is 70% whereas the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor is 30%.

There are 100 CEOs on this list representing 100 companies.

37 of those companies are based and traded in the U.S. markets.

30 of those companies pay dividends.

I am investing in 14 dividend stocks with average dividend yield of 2.47% and 5 year performance of 143%.

14 dividend stock picks with average dividend yield of 2.47% and 5 year performance of 143%.

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Number of Dividend Paying Stocks:
 14
Dividend Yield: 2.475% (avg)
5Y Performance: 143%*
5Y Growth of $100: $258* (without dividend reinvestment)
*Returns from March 15, 2015, to March 13, 2020.

1) Apple (AAPL-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.77
Dividend Yield: 1.1%
Dividend Growth:
 11% per year for the past 5 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; February, May, August, and November.
Dividend Safety: 99/100.

2) Microsoft (MSFT-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.51
Dividend Yield: 1.28%
Dividend Growth: 15% per year for the past 10 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; March, June, September, and December.
Dividend Safety: 99/100.

3) JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.90
Dividend Yield: 3.46%
Dividend Growth: 5% per year for the past 20 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; January, April, July, and October.
Dividend Safety: 79/100.

4) Mastercard (MA-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.40
Dividend Yield: 0.59%
Dividend Growth: 37% per year for the past 10 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; February, May, August, and November.
Dividend Safety: 99/100.

5) Visa (V-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.30
Dividend Yield: 0.68%
Dividend Growth: 25% per year for the past 10 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; March, June, September, and December.
Dividend Safety: 99/100.

6) Texas Instruments (TXN-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.90
Dividend Yield: 3.39%
Dividend Growth: 20% per year for the past 10 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; February, May, August, and November.
Dividend Safety: 90/100.

7) Cisco Systems (CSCO-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.36
Dividend Yield: 3.83%
Dividend Growth: 14% per year for the past 5 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; January, April, July, and October.
Dividend Safety: 91/100.

8) Disney (DIS-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.88
Dividend Yield: 1.72%
Dividend Growth: 11% per year for the past 20 years.
Frequency: Semiannual; January and July.
Dividend Safety: 65/100.

9) ADP (ADP-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.91
Dividend Yield: 2.52%
Dividend Growth: 12% per year for the past 20 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; January, April, July, and October.
Dividend Safety: 97/100.

10) NVIDIA (NVDA-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.16
Dividend Yield: 0.27%
Dividend Growth:13% per year for the past 5 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; March, June, September, and December.
Dividend Safety: 89/100.

11) BlackRock (BLK-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $3.63
Dividend Yield: 3.51%
Dividend Growth: 11% per year for the past 10 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; March, June, September, and December.
Dividend Safety: 98/100.

12) FedEx (FDX-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.65
Dividend Yield: 2.44%
Dividend Growth: 19% per year for the past 10 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; January, April, July, and October.
Dividend Safety: 64/100.

13) Nike (NKE-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.25
Dividend Yield: 1.30%
Dividend Growth: 19% per year for the past 10 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; January, April, July, and September.
Dividend Safety: 99/100.

14) Ventas (VTR-NASDAQ)

Dividend per share: $0.79
Dividend Yield: 9.51%
Dividend Growth: 11% per year for the past 20 years.
Frequency: Quarterly; January, April, July, and October.
Dividend Safety: 68/100.

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