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Dividends and who’s paying them in April?

29 March 2022 By GO Markets


A dividend is a distribution of profits by a corporation to its shareholders. When a corporation earns a profit or surplus, it is able to pay a proportion of the profit as a dividend to shareholders.

How do stock dividends work?

A dividend is paid per share of stock — if you own 30 shares in a company and that company pays $2 in annual cash dividends, you will receive $60 per year.

Types of dividends

Usually, dividends are paid out on a company’s common stock. There are several types of dividends a company can choose to pay out to its shareholders.

  • Cash dividends. The most common type of dividend. Companies generally pay these in cash directly into the shareholder’s brokerage account.
  • Stock dividends. Instead of paying cash, companies can also pay investors with additional shares of stock.
  • Dividend reinvestment programs (DRIPs). Investors in DRIPs are able to reinvest any dividends received back into the company’s stock, often at a discount.
  • Special dividends.  These dividends payout on all shares of a company’s common stock, but don’t recur like regular dividends. A company often issues a special dividend to distribute profits that have accumulated over several years and for which it has no immediate need.
  • Preferred dividends. Payouts issued to owners of preferred stock. Preferred stock is a type of stock that functions less like a stock and more like a bond. Dividends are usually paid quarterly, but unlike dividends on common stock, dividends on preferred stock are generally fixed.

 Stocks that pay dividends in April

Dividend Aristocrats are companies from the S&P 500 with a history of paying and increasing their dividends for 25 years or more. As part of putting together a monthly dividend portfolio, consistent dividend histories help you build a likely reliable passive income stream. Here is a list of 21 Dividend Aristocrat stocks that pay dividends in April:

  • Albemarle Corporation (ALB)
  • Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
  • Brown-Forman (Class B shares) (BF.B)
  • Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH)
  • Chubb Limited (CB)
  • Cincinnati Financial Corp (CINF)
  • Coca-Cola Co (KO)
  • Ecolab Inc (ECL)
  • Essex Property Trust (ESS)
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)
  • Franklin Resources (BEN)
  • Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
  • Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
  • Kimberly-Clark (KMB)
  • Leggett & Platt (LEG)
  • McCormick & Company (MKC)
  • Medtronic (MDT)
  • Realty Income (O)
  • Roper Technologies (ROP)
  • Sysco (SYY)
  • Walmart (WMT

You are able to trade these assets as Share CFDs, Indices or buy into the shares individually.

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