Dividend or yield stocks
Dividend stocks are those that pay regular, above-average dividends. They are also known as yield stocks as they yield a regular pay out, much like bonds. Dividend stocks are typically those of companies that earn decent and reliable profits, but may not be growing quickly.
Dividend growth stocks pay smaller dividends but are growing their dividend substantially every year. The initial yield may be low, but after a few years, they can offer a substantial yield on the original purchase price.
The Dividend Aristocrats is a list of stocks that have increased their dividend every year for the last 25 years. The list includes Abbot Laboratories, AT&T, Coca Cola, and Walmart.