Stability is the name of the game when it comes to dividend stocks. Most provide investors with a fixed recurring income stream that they pay out each quarter. While some dividend stocks will provide their investors with a raise each quarter, most aim to give their payouts a nudge once a year.
However, some dividend stocks offer that same income stability with some intriguing upside potential in the form of variable payouts that could be significant if they have a good year. Three that income investors might want to keep an eye on in 2021 are timber REIT Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY) and oil producers Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) and Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD).