Dividend Growth: This Year’s List of Aristocrats

An article in the Motley Fool defines and provides this year’s list of Dividend Aristocrats—companies in the S&P 500 that have paid  and increased their base dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. Of the 57 companies listed, those with the longest record of dividend growth include 3M, Coca Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble, all of which have increased dividends for 56 consecutive years. Cincinnati Financial touted the… Read More

The Case For Dividend Investing Via The Dividend Aristocrats

Investors looking for high-quality stocks to own for the long-term should consider investing in dividend stocks, particularly high-quality dividend stocks like the Dividend Aristocrats. To be a Dividend Aristocrat, a stock must be in the S&P 500 Index, have a float-adjusted market capitalization of at least $3 billion, and a track record of at least 25 consecutive years of dividend growth. Of the 505 stocks that comprise the S&P 500 Index, just 57 of them… Read More