Best High Dividend Stocks 2003-2023
"When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever."The quote above is one of Warren Buffett's most famous, and in the context of high dividend stocks it got us to thinking: which prominent high dividend stocks have delivered the top returns over a two-decade holding period for investment? We checked through the constituents of the S&P 500 index as a source of "top" companies, and screened for high yield — we used 4% current yield as our threshold.
— Warren Buffett
Then, among those stocks that passed this initial screen, we next calculated the 2003 - 2023 total returns for each stock, with dividends reinvested over the holding period. In this slideshow, we present the results of this exercise: the top 10 best high dividend stocks ranked by two-decade total return, from within the S&P 500. Continue below to see the best-high-dividend-stock results: