Let me add a disclaimer at the start of this post. This is the result of a data dump so the numbers may not be correct. I searched for companies that have increased their dividend by at least 10% for the last nine straight years. I haven't double-checked the data off another source, but here are the initial results.
Federated Investors (FII)
Linear Technology (LLTC)
Bank of Kentucky Financial (BKYF)
C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW)
Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD)
TJX Cos. (TJX)
Brown & Brown (BRO)
Novo Nordisk (NVO)
John Wiley & Sons (JW.A)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Mercury General (MCY)
Polaris Industries (PII)
LSB Financial (LSBI)
The current year isn't included since we're not done, but a few stocks may fall off the list by year's end.
The ones that really stand out are Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AFLAC. According to my data, these have raised their dividend by 10% or more for at least 18 years. Pfizer cut its dividend in half this year so it's due to fall off the list.
The smallest dividend increase for AFLAC has been 12%. The company has already raised its dividend by 16% this year, plus the stock is going for about nine times this year's earnings forecast (not the Street's forecast, but AFL's).
J&J increased its dividend by only 6.5% earlier this year so it's also in trouble. The company has, however, raised its dividend for 47 straight years.
Let me add a special shout out to LSB Financial which is the holding company for Lafayette Savings Bank. This isn't a micro-cap, it's a nano-cap. It's a 140-year-old Indiana-based thrift with a market cap of just $17 million. That's about 25 minutes worth of sales at Wal-Mart (WMT). LSBI has no analysts who follow it. Sadly, it will fall off the list this year -- like many financial firms, the thrift chopped its dividend in half.