The leading dividend stocks with growth
Microsoft develops cloud-based software solutions, as well as maintaining a diversified portfolio of business applications such as Office 365. What makes Microsoft so intriguing as well apart from its phenomenal revenue and business growth over the past decade is also the continued growth of its dividends. Growth for their quarterly dividends grew 9.16% over the last 5 years. As of right now, Microsoft has a quarterly dividend of $0.56, and surprisingly their payout ratio has remained fairly low at 29.84%. Overall, Microsoft is a really compelling company that gives shareholders many benefits such as share price appreciation from continued revenues and earnings beats, as well as dividend growth over the long term.
Visa is a digital payments company that processes payments worldwide for individuals and merchants through their platform VisaNet. It is a processing network that facilitates transactions through verifications and settlements. Dividends have grown substantially by 20.8% over the last 5 years to a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share. Their payout ratio has also been well maintained and currently sits at 26.04%. All and all, Visa has significantly grown its business and has continued to maintain and increase its quarterly dividend over time to reward long-term shareholders.