The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

S & P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Companies that have had an increase in dividends for 25 consecutive years. The S&P Dividend Aristocrats index tracks the performance of these companies

PBI Pitney Bowes 11.50%
LEG Leggett & Platt 5.00%
T AT&T  4.80%
CINF Cincinnati Financial 4.30%
HCP HCP Inc 4.30%
NUE Nucor Corp 3.90%
ED Consolidated Edison 3.80%
SYY Sysco Corp 3.70%
CLX Clorox Co 3.50%
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 3.50%
KMB Kimberly-Clark 3.50%
PG Procter & Gamble 3.50%
EMR Emerson Electric 3.40%
BMS Bemis Co 3.30%
ABT Abbott Laboratories 3.20%
AFL AFLAC Inc 3.20%
APD Air Products & Chemicals   3.20%
GPC Genuine Parts 3.10%
MCD McDonald's Corp 3.10%
WAG Walgreen Co 3.10%
PEP PepsiCo Inc 3.00%
SWK Stanley Black & Decker 3.00%
ADP Automatic Data Proc 2.80%
MDT Medtronic, Inc 2.80%
ITW Illinois Tool Works 2.70%
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland 2.60%
KO Coca-Cola Co 2.60%
MMM 3M Co 2.60%
XOM Exxon Mobil 2.60%
BDX Becton, Dickinson 2.40%
CB Chubb Corp 2.40%
DOV Dover Corp 2.40%
LOW Lowe's Cos 2.40%
TGT Target Corp 2.40%
CL Colgate-Palmolive 2.30%
TROW T.Rowe Price Group 2.30%
MHP McGraw-Hill Companies 2.20%
PPG PPG Indus 2.20%
WMT Wal-Mart Stores 2.20%
HRL Hormel Foods 2.10%
MKC McCormick & Co 2.00%
VFC VF Corp 1.90%
BF-B Brown-Forman'B' 1.60%
GWW Grainger (W.W.) 1.60%
CTAS Cintas Corp 1.40%
FDO Family Dollar Stores 1.30%
ECL Ecolab Inc 1.20%
SHW Sherwin-Williams 1.20%
SIAL Sigma-Aldrich 1.20%
BEN Franklin Resources 1.00%
BCR Bard (C.R.) 0.80%

Comment: A good list to start from if one is interested in dividends.


  1. I personally could not buy a cigarette stock.

  2. JP, I have no qualms with your views and realize it's a personal decision of your own that I respect. I've had cigarette stock, liquor stock, and who knows what else. I've never understood this whole idea of socially responsible investing. You by no means are the only one who espouses this idea.

    What I don't get it the purpose of it? An IPO I can understand. In that case you are giving your money to the company. But other than that first day of an IPO, you're just trading in the secondary market and not giving your money to the company. In that case, why do people still hold this view? Again, I admire you, but I don't understand the point.


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