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The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats is part of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats index series. This constituents in this index have followed a policy of raising dividends each year for at least 25 consecutive years.

In addition, all the constituents are members of the S&P Composite 1500 Index. The stocks are equally weighted and are re-weighted quarterly.

The constituents of the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats are:

Company Ticker Dividend Yield (as of June 26, 2009)
ABM Industries ABM 2.90%
Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP 3.81%
Air Products & Chemicals APD 2.76%
Associated Banc-Corp. ASBC 1.50%
Avery Dennison Corp. AVY 6.46%
BB&T Corporation BBT 2.65%
Black Hills BKH 6.16%
Bemis Company BMS 3.64%
Cincinnati Financial CINF 7.05%
Clorox Co. CLX 3.58%
Carlisle Companies CSL 2.52%
Century Telephone CTL 8.92%
Diebold, Inc. DBD 3.87%
Dover Corp. DOV 3.03%
Consolidated Edison ED 6.37%
Emerson Electric EMR 3.99%
Eaton Vance EV 2.28%
Fulton Financial Corp. FULT 2.28%
Gannett Co. GCI 4.29%
General Electric GE 3.40%
Johnson Controls JCI 2.44%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.46%
Kimberly-Clark KMB 4.58%
Coca Cola Co. KO 3.41%
Leggett & Platt LEG 6.72%
Lilly (Eli) & Co. LLY 5.56%
Legg Mason LM 0.47%
McDonalds Corp. MCD 3.51%
McGraw-Hill MHP 3.04%
3M Company MMM 3.44%
M&T Bank Corp. MTB 5.70%
National Fuel Gas NFG 3.75%
National Penn Bancshares Inc. NPBC 4.09%
Northwest Natural Gas NWN 3.59%
Pitney-Bowes PBI 6.56%
PepsiCo Inc. PEP 3.29%
Pfizer, Inc. PFE 4.21%
Piedmont Natl Gas PNY 4.48%
PPG Industries PPG 4.87%
RPM International Inc. RPM 5.66%
Synovus Financial SNV 1.27%
Sonoco Products SON 4.55%
Supervalu Inc. SVU 5.15%
Stanley Works SWK 3.76%
Integrys Energy Group, Inc. TEG 9.29%
U.S. Bancorp USB 1.11%
V.F. Corp. VFC 4.24%
Vectren Corporation VVC 5.69%
WGL Holdings, Inc. WGL 4.56%
Wilmington Trust Corp. WL 5.13%

Consumer staple stocks such as KMB, JNJ, MCD, etc. are excellent dividend payers and long-term value stocks. Financials will still experience wild rides due to worsening economic conditions. There may be a few surprises in future quarterly earnings reports as some banks may announce additional new losses. Many banks have also reduced their dividend payouts significantly over the last year.