If you're a glass-half-full kind of person, last year's stock market sell-off presents a great opportunity, especially if you like to collect dividend income. Many stock prices are much lower, pushing dividend yields higher. Three top-notch dividend stocks that currently stand out to a few Fool.com contributors are Community Healthcare Trust (NYSE: CHCT), American Tower (NYSE: AMT), and Tanger Family Outlet Centers (NYSE: SKT).
American Tower (AMT) closed at $220.79 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.11% move from the prior day.
Others are focused on income stocks, looking for potentially lower stock price appreciation in exchange for a regular cash dividend. Investors looking for yield might want to consider real estate investment trusts (REITs) and utilities as part of their portfolio.