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Dividend Aristocrats 2017 Full List

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.

Over the last 10 years the S&P 500’s annualized return has been 6.3%. Over the same time period the Dividend Aristocrats Index has return an annualized 9.7%. A whopping 3.4% 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 51 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:

Aflac (AFL)

Franklin Resources (BEN)

T. Rowe Price (TROW)

Cincinnati Financial (CINF)

S&P Global Inc (SPGI)

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)

General Dynamics (GD)

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)

Real Estate:

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)

Technology:

AT&T (T)

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Utilities:

Consolidated Edison (ED)

 

 

Consumer Discretionary

 

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Dividend Yield: 3.13%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

Payout Ratio: 57.0%

5 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 8.0%

 

Lowe’s (LOW)

Dividend Yield: 2.09%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 54 years

Payout Ratio: 36.4%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 20.3%

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Target (TGT)

Dividend Yield: 4.17%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 49 years

Payout Ratio: 55.1%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 16.1%

 

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Dividend Yield: 1.95%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 41 years

Payout Ratio: 31.9%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 12.90%

 

McDonald’s (MCD)

Dividend Yield: 2.39%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 40 years

Payout Ratio: 57.8%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.4%

 

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Dividend Yield: 3.16%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 45 years

Payout Ratio: 59.0%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 3.9%

 

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Dividend Yield: 2.56%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 42 years

Payout Ratio: 46.7%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.30%

 

V.F. Corp (VFC)

Dividend Yield: 2.69%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

Payout Ratio: 56.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 18.6%

 

Consumer Staples

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Dividend Yield: 2.95%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 41 years

Payout Ratio: 49.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 12.90%

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Brown-Forman (BF-B)

Dividend Yield: 1.35%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 32 years

Payout Ratio: 38.2%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 3.2%

 

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Dividend Yield: 2.22%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 53 years

Payout Ratio: 55.4%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.4%

 

Clorox (CLX)

Dividend Yield: 2.49%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 39 years

Payout Ratio: 59.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.4%

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Coca-Cola (KO)

Dividend Yield: 3.21%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 54 years

Payout Ratio: 77.9%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 8.3%

 

Hormel Foods (HRL)

Dividend Yield: 2.20%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 50 years

Payout Ratio: 43.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 26.6%

 

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)

Dividend Yield: 3.21%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

Payout Ratio: 62.4%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 5.7%

McCormick & Company (MKC)

Dividend Yield: 1.91%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 30 years

Payout Ratio: 46.0%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 9.0%

 

Sysco (SYY)

Dividend Yield: 2.51%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 46 years

Payout Ratio: 47.7%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 3.6%

 

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Dividend Yield: 2.95%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

Payout Ratio: 66.1%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 5.4%

 

PepsiCo (PEP)

Dividend Yield: 2.82%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

Payout Ratio: 62.4%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.9%

 

 

Energy

 

Chevron (CVX)

Dividend Yield: 3.77%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 31 years

Payout Ratio: 109.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.8%

 

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Dividend Yield: 3.85%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 34 years

Payout Ratio: 89.0%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 10.0%

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Financials

 

 

Aflac (AFL)

Dividend Yield: 2.09%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 34 years

Payout Ratio: 25.9%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.2%

 

Franklin Resources (BEN)

Dividend Yield: 1.90%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 35 years

Payout Ratio: 27.0%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 11.20%

 

T. Rowe Price (TROW)

Dividend Yield: 2.71%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 30 years

Payout Ratio: 44.7%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 11.7%

 

 

Cincinnati Financial (CINF)

Dividend Yield: 2.64%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 56 years

Payout Ratio: 74.9%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 3.5%

S&P Global Inc (SPGI)

Dividend Yield: 1.07%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 43 years

Payout Ratio: 25.9%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 13.8%

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Healthcare

 

Abbot Laboratories (ABT)

Dividend Yield: 2.05%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

Payout Ratio: 42.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: -11.2%

 

AbbVie (ABBV)

Dividend Yield: 2.87%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

Payout Ratio: 46.4%

5 Year Dividend Growth: N/A

Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Dividend Yield: 1.48%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 45 years

Payout Ratio: 30.9%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 10.0%

 

Cardinal Health (CAH)

Dividend Yield: 2.74%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 31 years

Payout Ratio: 37.4%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 15.3%

 

C.R. Bard (BCR)

Dividend Yield: 0.32%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 45 years

Payout Ratio: 8.8%

5 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 6.2%

 

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Dividend Yield: 2.50%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 54 years

Payout Ratio: 46.8%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7%

 

Medtronic (MDT)

Dividend Yield: 2.25%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 39 years

Payout Ratio: 38.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 10.9%

 

Industrials

 

3M Company (MMM)

Dividend Yield: 2.22%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 58 years

Payout Ratio: 52.8%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 15.1%

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Cintas (CTAS)

Dividend Yield: 0.99%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 34 years

Payout Ratio: 25.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 19.8%

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Dover (DOV)

Dividend Yield: 2.09%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 61 years

Payout Ratio: 47.6

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.8%

 

Emerson Electric (EMR)

Dividend Yield: 3.10%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

Payout Ratio: 73.8%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 5.8%

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General Dynamics (GD)

Dividend Yield: 1.70%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 25 years

Payout Ratio: 34.3%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 10.2%

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Dividend Yield: 2.15%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 53 years

Payout Ratio: 48.4%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 10.8%

 

Pentair (PNR)

Dividend Yield: 2.12%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 40 years

Payout Ratio: 39.4%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 10.9%

 

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

Dividend Yield: 1.71%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 49 years

Payout Ratio: 34.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.6%

 

W.W. Grainger (GWW)

Dividend Yield: 3.02%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 45 years

Payout Ratio: 49.2%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 13.9%

 

Materials

 

Air Products and Chemicals (APD)

Dividend Yield: 2.53%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 34 years

Payout Ratio: 60.9%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 8.7%

 

Ecolab (ECL)

Dividend Yield: 1.13%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 31 years

Payout Ratio: 31.4%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 14.9%

 

Nucor (NUE)

Dividend Yield: 2.80%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 43 years

Payout Ratio: 37%

5 Year Dividend Growth: -0.49%

 

PPG Industries (PPG)

Dividend Yield: 1.69%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 44 years

Payout Ratio: 29.7%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 6.7%

 

Sherwin-Williams (SHW)

Dividend Yield: 0.98%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 38 years

Payout Ratio: 22.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 18.1%

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Real Estate

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)

Dividend Yield: 3.05%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 49 years

Payout Ratio: 67.8%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 7.1%

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Technology

 

AT&T (T)

Dividend Yield: 5.4%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 32 years

Payout Ratio: 66.2%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 2.2%

 

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Dividend Yield: 2.14%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 42 years

Payout Ratio: 59.5%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 8.0%

 

 

Utilities

 

Consolidated Edison (ED)

Dividend Yield: 3.27%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 42 years

Payout Ratio: 67.6%

5 Year Dividend Growth: 2.2%

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4 Comments

  1. That is a massive list. Thanks for sharing all that information. Good to see the performance of the aristocrats v the SP 500. Very nice work, cheers for sharing that.

  2. Thanks for the hard work in this post. I added another section to my watch list for just the aristocrats and your post helped tremendously. Looks like I’ll be buying HRL in the near future. Thanks again!

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