What type of companies pay out dividends?
Many types of companies in various industries pay out dividends but, as Jim Cramer says in his book JIM CRAMER’S MAD MONEY WATCH TV, GET RICH, “Consistent growers pay out dividends. I love dividends. What could be better than having a company hand you money for doing nothing other than owning the stock?” James J. Cramer with Cliff Mason. Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Watch TV, Get Rich. Simon & Schuster, 2006. pg 15.