Here is one thing that separates the best dividend stocks from the rest. Two excellent examples are Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) and Medtronic (NYSE: MDT). Both are solid dividend stocks with strong, long-term outlooks.
Any time is a good time to buy solid dividend stocks. Here's why they chose Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). David Jagielski (Abbott Laboratories): One dividend stock that should be attractive to long-term investors is Abbott Laboratories.
They don't offer the highest yields, but these strongly profitable businesses are poised to raise their payouts at a blistering pace.