Dividend and retirement-focused investors are often looking for monthly cash flow and seeking for a list of stocks that pay a dividend every month. This article provides a list of Monthly dividend stocks and the related excel spreadsheet for download (free).

Monthly Dividend Stocks

All the identified US-based monthly dividend stocks are members of the Russell 2000 Index, are mid- or small-sized businesses and not part of the S&P 500.  The companies of this list are dominant in three sectors: Real Estate, Financial Services, and Energy. Please note that the dividend yield and payout ratios are above average, which could be a risk identifier for a dividend stock.

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The Monthly Dividend Stocks Excel spreadsheet contains the following fundamental and stock price performance metrics for each stock with an every month dividend.

Fundamental metrics:

  • Dividend & earnings per share
  • Dividend Yield
  • Price-to-earnings ratio
  • Pay-out ratio
  • Beta

This Monthly Dividend Stocks spreadsheet allows you to easily sort by the price-to-earnings ratio (or dividend yield) so you can quickly find undervalued or overvalued dividend-paying stocks. Pay-out ratio’s above 80% should also be a warning signal for dividend investors.

Top-10 Monthly Dividend Stocks by Dividend Yield

The top-10 monthly dividend stocks do provide an above-average Dividend Yield. See below the top-10 list December 2019:

Company Ticker Sector Dividend rate Dividend yield (%)
Orchid Island Capital Inc. ORC Real Estate $0.96 14.14%
Capitala Finance Corp. CPTA Financial Services $1.00 12.46%
AGNC Investment Corp. AGNC Real Estate $2.16 11.99%
Prospect Capital Corporation PSEC Financial Services $0.72 10.65%
Global Net Lease Inc. GNL Real Estate $2.13 10.54%
Horizon Technology Finance Corporation HRZN Financial Services $1.20 10.17%
Stellus Capital Investment Corporation SCM Financial Services $1.36 9.80%
Harvest Capital Credit Corporation HCAP Financial Services $1.14 9.79%
Gladstone Capital Corporation GLAD Financial Services $0.84 9.74%
Sabine Royalty Trust SBR Energy $3.63 8.67%


Alternatives for the Monthly Dividend Stocks

If you are an investor focused on a monthly cash flow, the dividend aristocrats could be a good alternative. Companies that increase year by year regular dividends, tend to be in better financial health and produce sustained earnings and revenue growth.

By combining 3 different dividend aristocrats active in different sectors and having their quarterly dividend not in-sync, the result will also result in 12 dividend payments per year. But probably in more stable performing companies in the long-run and you will benefit even more from the “compounding effect”, given the yearly dividend increases.

Other Dividend Lists

  • The Nasdaq Dividend Achievers list is of US stocks with 10+ consecutive years of dividend increases that meet certain minimum size and liquidity requirements.
  • The Dividend Aristocrats Index is based on 53 companies part of the S&P 500 and with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.  It is more exclusive than the Dividend Achievers Index.
  • The Dividend Kings List is even more exclusive.  It is comprised of a small set of companies with 50+ years of consecutive dividend increases.
  • The Dividend Champions list is based on US companies with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases, not necessarily part of the S&P 500 as the Aristocrats do.

With respect to performance, the Dividend Aristocrats list has substantially outperformed both the S&P 500 and the Dividend Achievers over the last decade(s).


List of Monthly Dividend Stocks

The list of monthly dividend stocks is presented below and grouped by sector for your convenience:

Sector Real Estate:

  • AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)
  • Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE)
  • Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT) of Beneficial Interest (CLDT)
  • EPR Properties (EPR)
  • Global Net Lease Inc. (GNL)
  • Gladstone Commercial Corporation (GOOD)
  • Gladstone Land Corporation (LAND)
  • LTC Properties Inc. (LTC)
  • Realty Income Corporation (O)
  • Orchid Island Capital Inc. (ORC)
  • Stag Industrial Inc. (STAG)
  • Whitestone REIT (WSR)

Sector Financial Services:

  • Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA)
  • Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN)
  • Gladstone Capital Corporation (GLAD)
  • Harvest Capital Credit Corporation (HCAP)
  • Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (HRZN)
  • Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN)
  • PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (PFLT)
  • Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC)
  • Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (SCM)
  • Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (SUNS)

Sector Energy:

  • Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
  • Enerplus Corporation
  • Hugoton Royalty Trust
  • Pembina Pipeline Corp. (Canada)
  • Sabine Royalty Trust
  • San Juan Basin Royalty Trust
  • Vermilion Energy Inc. Common (Canada)

Sector Communication services:

  • Shaw Communications Inc.

All US monthly dividend stocks are members of the Russell 2000 Index and mid- or small-sized businesses and not part of the S&P 500.


Other Sources of Dividend Investment Ideas

The Dividend Aristocrats list is not the only way to quickly screen for businesses that regularly pay rising dividends.

  • The Dividend Kings List is even more exclusive than the Dividend Aristocrats.  It is comprised of less than 20 businesses with 50+ years of consecutive dividend increases.
  • The MoneyInvestExpert Defensive Aristocrats is a performance-based top-10 selection of the Dividend Aristocrats to outperform the market on the long-term.
  • Portfolio lists like the Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio or Bill Gates’stock portfolio can be a source.
  • For the European focused investors there is also the list of European Dividend Aristocrats.
  • Dividend Champions are not necessarily members of the S&P 500 index, have increased their dividend for 25 or more consecutive years.
  • 100+ years of dividend, the list of stocks that pay over 100 year of dividend can be an list of inspiration.

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