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2016 Dividend Aristocrats List: Dividend Stocks With 25+ Years Of Dividend Increases

Dividend Aristocrats: 25+ Years Of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend Aristocrats are companies within the S&P 500 that have increased dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. Dividend Aristocrats can be found in many different sectors and they are all large cap, blue chip companies. They have maintained their dividend increases through adaptations in the market, a resilient business model and consistent earnings growth. These companies have done quite well against the overall market in terms of returns. These companies have proven extremely successful but they are not quite as illustrious as Dividend Kings.

Over the last 10 years the S&P 500’s annualized return has been 7.2%. Over the same time period the Dividend Aristocrats Index has return an annualized 10.2%. A full 3% higher than the market! Over this time period dividends have accounted for 31% of the markets total return.

This chart highlights the difference in total returns between Dividend Aristocrats and the S&P 500 from 1990-2014.

Blue chip dividend stocks are often recognized for their resilience during a down market. This chart shows that during the financial crisis in 2008 Dividend Aristocrats dropped just 21.9% as opposed to the 37% of the S&P 500.

 

There are currently 50 Dividend Aristocrats. (Companies are added and removed from this list every year)

 

Consumer Discretionary:

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Lowe’s (LOW)

Target (TGT)

Walgreen’s Boots Alliance (WBA)

McDonald’s (MCD)

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Wal-Mart (WMT)

V.F. Corp (VFC)

Consumer Staples:

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Brown-Forman (BF/B)

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Clorox (CLX)

Coca-Cola (KO)

Hormel Foods (HRL)

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)

McCormick & Company (MKC)

Sysco (SYY)

Procter & Gamble (PG)

PepsiCo (PEP)

Energy:

Chevron (CVX)

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Financials:

S&P Global Inc (SPGI) (Formerly McGraw Hill Financial)

Aflac (AFL)

Franklin Resources (BEN)

T. Rowe Price (TROW)

HCP Inc (HCP)

Cincinnati Financial (CINF)

Healthcare:

Abbot Laboratories (ABT)

AbbVie (ABBV)

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Cardinal Health (CAH)

C.R. Bard (BCR)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Medtronic (MDT)

Industrials:

3M Company (MMM)

Cintas (CTAS)

Dover (DOV)

Emerson Electric (EMR)

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Pentair (PNR)

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

W.W. Grainger (GWW)

Materials:

Air Products and Chemicals (APD)

Ecolab (ECL)

Nucor (NUE)

PPG Industries (PPG)

Sherwin-Williams (SHW)

Technology:

AT&T (T)

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Utilities:

Consolidated Edison (ED)

 

 

Consumer Discretionary:

 

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Dividend Yield: 2.6%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 18.35% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 7.88%

 

Lowe’s (LOW)

Dividend Yield: 1.8%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 53 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 34.49% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 20.11%

 

Target (TGT)

Dividend Yield: 3.07%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 48 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 11.87% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 17.50%

 

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Dividend Yield: 1.75%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 40 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR (From 12/31/14): 6.19% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 15.52%

 

McDonald’s (MCD)

Dividend Yield: 2.82%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 39 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 11.71% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.85%

 

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Dividend Yield: 2.54%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 27.36% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 4.72%

 

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Dividend Yield: 2.71%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 41 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 10.54% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.50%

 

V.F. Corp (VFC)

Dividend Yield: 2.30%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 43 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 20.53% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 18.63%

 

Consumer Staples:

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Dividend Yield: 2.76%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 40 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 11.31% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 13.40%

 

Brown-Forman (BF/B)

Dividend Yield: 1.38%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 31 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 19.57% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 9.77%

 

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Dividend Yield: 2.1%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 54 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 14.45% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.10%

 

Clorox (CLX)

Dividend Yield: 2.28%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 38 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 18.44% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.96%

 

Coca-Cola (KO)

Dividend Yield: 3.1%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 54 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 9.43% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 8.29%

 

Hormel Foods (HRL)

Dividend Yield: 1.6%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 50 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 23.56% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 17.86%

 

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)

Dividend Yield: 2.75%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 43 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 19.71% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 5.62%

McCormick & Company (MKC)

Dividend Yield: 1.65%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 29 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 19.87% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 8.96%

 

Sysco (SYY)

Dividend Yield: 2.39%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 45 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 15.66% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 3.58%

 

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Dividend Yield: 3.1%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 10.39% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 4.98%

 

PepsiCo (PEP)

Dividend Yield: 2.76%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 43 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 14.29% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.88%

 

Energy:

 

Chevron (CVX)

Dividend Yield: 4.05%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 30 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 5.40% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.53%

 

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Dividend Yield: 3.16%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 33 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 7.72% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 9.80%

 

Financials

 

S&P Global Inc (SPGI) (Formerly McGraw Hill Financial)

Dividend Yield: 1.23%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 42 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 1.78% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.57%

 

 

Aflac (AFL)

Dividend Yield: 2.23%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 33 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 14.97% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.45%

 

Franklin Resources (BEN)

Dividend Yield: 2.05%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 34 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 5.07% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 16.65%

 

T. Rowe Price (TROW)

Dividend Yield: 2.92%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 29 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 10.99% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 11.74%

 

HCP Inc (HCP)

Dividend Yield: 6.00%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 30 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 8.92% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 3.68%

 

Cincinnati Financial (CINF)

Dividend Yield: 2.6%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 56 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 28.60% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 3.71%

Healthcare:

 

Abbot Laboratories (ABT)

Dividend Yield: 2.44%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 43 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: -0.85% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: -11.54%

 

AbbVie (ABBV)

Dividend Yield: 3.60%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 43 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 14.36% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 11.76%

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Dividend Yield: 1.50%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 19.65% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 9.99%

 

Cardinal Health (CAH)

Dividend Yield: 2.16%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 11 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 18.14% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 15.86%

 

C.R. Bard (BCR)

Dividend Yield: 0.45%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 21.23% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 7.63%

 

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Dividend Yield: 2.6%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 53 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 18.43% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.01%

 

Medtronic (MDT)

Dividend Yield: 1.94%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 38 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 24.30% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 12.14%

 

Industrials:

 

3M Company (MMM)

Dividend Yield: 2.5%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 58 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 19.99% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 15.08%

 

Cintas (CTAS)

Dividend Yield: 0.98%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 33 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 31.46% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 16.47%

 

Dover (DOV)

Dividend Yield: 2.5%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 8.03% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 8.84%

 

Emerson Electric (EMR)

Dividend Yield: 3.7%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 58 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 7.72% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.60%

 

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Dividend Yield: 1.93%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 52 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 22.65% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 10.10%

 

Pentair (PNR)

Dividend Yield: 2.12%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 39 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 15.37% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 11.20%

 

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

Dividend Yield: 1.88%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 48

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 16.42% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.05%

 

W.W. Grainger (GWW)

Dividend Yield: 2.25%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 11.20% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 13.07%

 

Materials:

 

Air Products and Chemicals (APD)

Dividend Yield: 2.30%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 33 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 15.70% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 8.20%

 

Ecolab (ECL)

Dividend Yield: 1.17%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 30 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 21.66% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 14.87%

 

Nucor (NUE)

Dividend Yield: 2.77%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 42 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 12.84% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 0.68%

 

PPG Industries (PPG)

Dividend Yield: 1.45%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 43 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 25.20% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.01%

 

Sherwin-Williams (SHW)

Dividend Yield: 1.08%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 37 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 34.61% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 18.14%

 

Technology:

 

AT&T (T)

Dividend Yield: 4.46%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 31 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 13.96% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 2.22%

 

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Dividend Yield: 2.22%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 41 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 17.55% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 8.04%

 

 

Utilities:

 

Consolidated Edison (ED)

Dividend Yield: 3.40%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 41 years

5 Year Total Return CAGR: 12.75% per year

5 Year Dividend Growth: 2.23%

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1 Comment

  1. The biggest challenge with the Dividend Aristocrats list is that each stock must be a member of the S P 500 Index, cutting out many other high quality dividend growth stocks.

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