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The dividend contenders is a list of all the companies that have paid increasing dividends every year for at least 10 years. Created and maintained by David Fish, this list is a must have for any serious dividend growth investor. You can find it at dripinvesting.org.

In order to narrow down the list for further investigation, I cut any stock yielding less than 3% (my preferred entry point). So here they are, all 64 dividend contenders with yields over 3%, ordered from highest to lowest current yield.

Vector Group LTD (NYSE:VGR)

  • Current Price - $18.65
  • Current Yield - 8.58%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 13

The Company is principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through its Liggett Group LLC (Liggett) and Vector Tobacco Inc. (Vector Tobacco) subsidiaries, and the real estate business through its New Valley LLC subsidiary, which focuses to acquire additional operating companies and real estate properties.

Inergy L.P. (NRGY)

  • Current Price - $35.16
  • Current Yield - 8.02%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

Inergy, L.P. (Inergy) owns and operates a retail and wholesale propane supply, marketing and distribution business. It also owns and operates a growing midstream business that includes four natural gas storage facilities.

Getty Realty Corp (NYSE:GTY)

  • Current Price - $24.58
  • Current Yield - 7.81%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

Getty Realty Corp is a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States specializing in the ownership and leasing of retail motor fuel and convenience store properties and petroleum distribution terminals.

NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS)

  • Current Price - $64.15
  • Current Yield - 6.7%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

NuStar Energy L.P. is engaged in the terminalling and storage of petroleum products, the transportation of petroleum products and anhydrous ammonia and asphalt and fuels marketing.

Suburban Propane Partners L.P. (NYSE:SPH)

  • Current Price - $51.20
  • Current Yield - 6.66%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 13

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is a nationwide marketer and distributor of a range of products meeting the energy needs of its customers. The Partnership specializes in the distribution of propane, fuel oil and refined fuels, as well as the marketing of natural gas and electricity in deregulated markets.

TC Pipelines L.P. (TCLP)

  • Current Price - $46.64
  • Current Yield - 6.43%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

TC PipeLines, LP (the Partnership) acquires, owns and participates in the management of energy infrastructure businesses in North America.

Buckeye Partners L.P. (NYSE:BPL)

  • Current Price - $62.28
  • Current Yield - 6.42%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 16

Buckeye Partners, L.P. owns and operates independent refined petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States.

National Retail Properties Inc. (NYSE:NNN)

  • Current Price - $23.98
  • Current Yield - 6.34%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 21

National Retail Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT).

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:KMP)

  • Current Price - $73.01
  • Current Yield - 6.25%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 15

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America.

Plains All American Pipeline L.P. (NYSE:PAA)

  • Current Price - $62.49
  • Current Yield - 6.21%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is engaged in the transportation, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil, refined products and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and other natural gas-related petroleum products.

Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY)

  • Current Price - $39.26
  • Current Yield - 6.11%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 24

Mercury General Corporation is primarily engaged in writing automobile insurance in a number of states, principally California.

Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT)

  • Current Price - $40.17
  • Current Yield - 6.02%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 22

Universal Health Realty Income Trust is a real estate investment trust that invests in healthcare and human service-related facilities.

Enterprise Product Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD)

  • Current Price - $41.40
  • Current Yield - 5.77%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 14

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is a midstream energy company providing a range of services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, refined products and certain petrochemicals.

WPC Carey and Co. LLC (NYSE:WPC)

  • Current Price - $36.22
  • Current Yield - 5.65%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 14

W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (W. P. Carey) provides long-term, sale-leaseback and build-to-suit transactions for companies worldwide, and manages a global investment portfolio.

National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE:NHI)

  • Current Price - $43.54
  • Current Yield - 5.65%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which invests in income-producing healthcare properties in the long-term care and senior housing industries.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:SXL)

  • Current Price - $85.47
  • Current Yield - 5.59%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. is engaged in the transport, terminalling and storage of refined products and crude oil and the purchase and sale of crude oil in 17 states.

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE:UBA)

  • Current Price - $17.59
  • Current Yield - 5.57%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 17

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), is engaged in the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial real estate, neighborhood and community shopping centers, in the northeastern part of the United States.

Realty Income Inc. (NYSE:O)

  • Current Price - $32.28
  • Current Yield - 5.37%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 17

Realty Income Corporation is The Monthly Dividend Company, which operates as an equity real estate investment trust (REIT) and invests in income producing real estate.

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC)

  • Current Price - $31.36
  • Current Yield - 5.26%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 13

Corporate Office Properties Trust is a specialty office real estate investment trust (REIT), which focuses on the customer relationships and specialized tenant requirements in the United States Government and defense information technology, and data sectors.

Magellan Midstream Partners L.P (NYSE:MMP)

  • Current Price - $59.09
  • Current Yield - 5.21%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. is engaged in the transportation, storage and distribution of refined petroleum products.

Harleysville Savings Financial Corp (OTCQX:HARL)

  • Current Price - $15.00
  • Current Yield - 5.07%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 22

Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation is the bank holding company for Harleysville Savings Bank. The Bank operates from six full-service offices located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG)

  • Current Price - $38.90
  • Current Yield - 4.99%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

SCANA Corporation is primarily engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in parts of South Carolina and in the purchase, transmission and sale of natural gas in portions of North Carolina and South Carolina.

People's United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT)

  • Current Price - $12.74
  • Current Yield - 4.95%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 19

People’s United Financial, Inc.is a savings and loan holding company. The principal business of People’s United Financial is to provide, through People’s United Bank and its subsidiaries, commercial banking, retail and business banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate and municipal customers.

Ohio Valley Banc Corp (NASDAQ:OVBC)

  • Current Price - $17.90
  • Current Yield - 4.69%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 15

Ohio Valley Banc Corp. is a financial holding company with one banking subsidiary, The Ohio Valley Bank Company and two nonbank subsidiaries, Loan Central, Inc. and Ohio Valley Financial Services Agency, LLC, which engage in lending and insurance agency services, and two wholly owned subsidiary trusts formed solely to issue trust preferred securities.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

  • Current Price - $39.33
  • Current Yield - 4.81%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

The Southern Company owns Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company , Gulf Power Company, and Mississippi Power Company, each of which is an operating public utility company.

Citizens Holding Company (NASDAQ:CIZN)

  • Current Price - $18.70
  • Current Yield - 4.71%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

Citizens Holding Company is a one-bank holding company. Through its ownership of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi, the company engages in a range of commercial and personal banking activities.

UniSource Energy Corp (NYSE:UNS)

  • Current Price - $36.12
  • Current Yield - 4.65%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 12

UniSource Energy Corporation is a holding company that conducts its operations through its subsidiaries. It engages in electric and gas utilities.

Harleysville Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HGIC)

  • Current Price - $31.11
  • Current Yield - 4.63%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 24

Harleysville Group Inc. is an insurance holding company that, through its subsidiaries, engages in the property and casualty insurance business on a regional basis.

Landmark Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:LARK)

  • Current Price - $16.75
  • Current Yield - 4.54%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

Landmark Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The bank is principally engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the general public and using such deposits, together with borrowings and other funds, to originate commercial, commercial real estate, one-to-four family residential mortgage and consumer loans in the bank’s principal market areas.

First Capital Inc. (NASDAQ:FCAP)

  • Current Price - $16.75
  • Current Yield - 4.54%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

First Capital, Inc. is a holding company of First Federal Bank, A Federal Savings Bank.

Arrow Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:AROW)

  • Current Price - $23.27
  • Current Yield - 4.3%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 17

Arrow Financial Corporation is a bank holding company that owns two nationally chartered banks in New York (Glens Falls National and Saratoga National), an insurance agency (Capital Financial Group, Inc.), a registered investment adviser that advises the Company’s mutual funds (North Country Investment Advisers, Inc.), a real estate investment trust (Arrow Properties, Inc.) and four other non-bank subsidiaries.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)

  • Current Price - $31.58
  • Current Yield - 4.3%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 23

Atmos Energy Corporation is engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and transmission and storage businesses, as well as other non-regulated natural gas businesses.

Norwood Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:NWFL)

  • Current Price - $26.76
  • Current Yield - 4.3%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 13

Norwood Financial Corp. is the holding company for Wayne Bank.

Community Bank System Inc. (NYSE:CBU)

  • Current Price - $23.16
  • Current Yield - 4.15%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 17

Community Bank System, Inc., is a single bank holding company which wholly owns five subsidiaries: Community Bank, N.A., Benefit Plans Administrative Services, Inc., CFSI Closeout Corp., First of Jermyn Realty Company, Inc. and Town & Country Agency LLC.

Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA)

  • Current Price - $18.48
  • Current Yield - 4.12%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 14

Artesian Resources Corporation operates a number of public water utilities in the northeast United States.

Teche Holding Company (NYSEMKT:TSH)

  • Current Price - $35.17
  • Current Yield - 4.09%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

Teche Holding Company is a community-oriented federal savings bank offering a variety of financial services to meet the local banking needs of Louisiana.

Auburn National Bancorporation Inc. (NASDAQ:AUBN)

  • Current Price - $19.60
  • Current Yield - 4.08%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

Auburn National Bancorporation, Inc. is a bank holding company controlling AuburnBank, an Alabama state member bank.

Orrstown Financial Services (NASDAQ:ORRF)

  • Current Price - $23.25
  • Current Yield - 3.96%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. is a financial holding company. The company’s primary activity consists of owning and supervising its subsidiary, Orrstown Bank.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE)

  • Current Price - $55.49
  • Current Yield - 3.96%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 17

NextEra Energy, Inc., formerly FPL Group, Inc., is an electric power company in North America and the United States. The company is a producer of renewable energy from wind and solar projects.

National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:NKSH)

  • Current Price - $24.41
  • Current Yield - 3.93%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

National Bankshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. It conducts its operations through its wholly owned community bank subsidiary, the National Bank of Blacksburg.

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)

  • Current Price - $60.63
  • Current Yield - 3.9%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

Novartis AG provides healthcare solutions. The Company’s portfolio includes medicines, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools, generic pharmaceuticals and consumer health products.

NSTAR (NYSE:NST)

  • Current Price - $44.37
  • Current Yield - 3.83%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 13

NSTAR is a holding company, which through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the energy delivery business. The Company serves approximately 1.4 million customers in Massachusetts.

Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN)

  • Current Price - $31.70
  • Current Yield - 3.73%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

Unilever N.V. is a supplier of consumer goods. The two parent companies, NV and Unilever PLC, together with their group companies, operate as the Unilever Group.

Tompkins Financial Corporation (NYSEMKT:TMP)

  • Current Price - $36.58
  • Current Yield - 3.72%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 24

Tompkins Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. It is a locally oriented, community-based financial services organization that offers an array of products and services, including commercial and consumer banking, leasing, trust and investment management, financial planning and wealth management, insurance, and brokerage services in NY.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)

  • Current Price - $71.49
  • Current Yield - 3.69%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 11

ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company.

Watsco Incorporated (NYSE:WSO)

  • Current Price - $62.40
  • Current Yield - 3.65%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 10

Watsco, Inc. is a distributor of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment and related parts and supplies (HVAC/R) in the HVAC/R distribution industry.

McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC)

  • Current Price - $25.93
  • Current Yield - 3.55%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 19

McGrath RentCorp is a rental provider of relocatable modular buildings for classroom and office space, electronic test equipment for general purpose and communications needs, and liquid and solid containment tanks and boxes.

Southside Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI)

  • Current Price - $19.20
  • Current Yield - 3.54%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 16

Southside Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company for Southside Bank. The Bank offers a range of financial services to individuals, businesses, municipal entities, and non-profit organizations in the communities that it serves in Texas.

PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE:PRE)

  • Current Price - $69.83
  • Current Yield - 3.44%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 18

PartnerRe is the holding company for its international reinsurance group. The company provides reinsurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP)

  • Current Price - $29.72
  • Current Yield - 3.43%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 18

Meredith Corporation is a media and marketing company. The Company is engaged in magazine publishing and related brand licensing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing, interactive media, and video production related operations.

Consolidated Water Co. (NASDAQ:CWCO)

  • Current Price - $8.77
  • Current Yield - 3.42%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 13

Consolidated Water Co. develops and operates seawater desalination plants, and water distribution systems. The company operates in three segments: retail water operations, bulk water operations and services operations.

UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI)

  • Current Price - $30.92
  • Current Yield - 3.36%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 24

UGI Corporation is a holding company that, through subsidiaries, distributes and markets energy products and related services.

Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP)

  • Current Price - $27.36
  • Current Yield - 3.36%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 22

Avon Products, Inc. creates, manufactures and markets beauty and non-beauty-related products.

Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI)

  • Current Price - $36.87
  • Current Yield - 3.36%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 18

Thomson Reuters Corporation (Thomson Reuters) is a provider of information for the world's businesses and professionals. Thomson Reuters operates in two divisions: Professional and Markets.

1st Source Corporation (NASDAQ:SRCE)

  • Current Price - $19.13
  • Current Yield - 3.35%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 21

1st Source Corporation is a bank holding company that provides, through its subsidiaries, an array of financial products and services.

New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR)

  • Current Price - $43.98
  • Current Yield - 3.27%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 16

New Jersey Resources Corporation is an energy services holding company providing retail and wholesale energy services to customers in states from the Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent regions to the Appalachian and Northeast regions, the West Coast and Canada.

Northeast Utilities System (NYSE:NU)

  • Current Price - $33.88
  • Current Yield - 3.25%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 13

Northeast Utilities is a public utility holding company. It is engaged in the energy delivery business through the wholly owned utility subsidiaries, such as Connecticut Light and Power.

Republic Bancorp Inc. KY (NASDAQ:RBCAA)

  • Current Price - $18.95
  • Current Yield - 3.25%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 12

Republic Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company that operates numerous banking subsidiaries in Kentucky.

Meridian Bioscience Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO)

  • Current Price - $23.89
  • Current Yield - 3.18%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 19

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (Meridian) is a fully-integrated life science company engaged in the development and production of medical instruments.

The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW)

  • Current Price - $16.57
  • Current Yield - 3.16%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 14

The York Water Company is engaged in the business of impounding, purifying to meet or exceed safe drinking water standards and distribute water. The Company operates within its franchised territory, which covers 39 municipalities within York County, Pennsylvania.

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)

  • Current Price - $99.67
  • Current Yield - 3.13%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 24

The Chevron Corporation is engaged in petroleum operations, chemicals operations, mining operations, power generation and energy services around the world.

WestAmerica Bancorp (NASDAQ:WABC)

  • Current Price - $47.66
  • Current Yield - 3.02%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 19

Westamerica Bancorporation is a bank holding company. The company provides a range of banking services to individual and corporate customers in Northern and Central California.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE:SKT)

  • Current Price - $25.51
  • Current Yield - 3.14%
  • Years of Dividend Growth - 18

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a fully-integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), which focuses on developing, acquiring, owning, operating and managing outlet shopping centers.

Source: Heavyweight Contenders: 64 Dividend Stocks With a Decade of Growth, Yielding Over 3%