Dividend Aristocrats With Expected Dividend Increases

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 |  Includes: BDX, EMR, MCD
by: Dividend Screen

Dividend Aristocrats are stocks with a history of consecutive dividend increasing of more than 25 years. Standard & Poors, a subsidiary of McGraw Hill Companies (MHP), created an index for such stocks. The index has 42 members and contains only stocks from the S&P 500. In order to remain in the index, companies have to raise dividends in every year. As of today, there are still 8 companies that haven’t made dividend hikes in 2011. Investors could bet on such announcement for the next quarter. Here are my three most promising Dividend Aristocrats:

1. Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) is acting within the medical instruments and supplies industry. The company has a market capitalization of $16.4 billion, generates revenues in an amount of $7.7 billion and a net income of $1.3 billion. It follows P/E ratio is 13.8 and forward price to earnings ratio 12.1, Price/Sales 2.2 and Price/Book ratio 3.1. Dividend Yield: 2.2 percent. The company raised dividends for 38 years.

2. McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) is acting within the restaurants industry. The company has a market capitalization of $91.6 billion, generates revenues in an amount of $25.5 billion and a net income of $5.3 billion. It follows P/E ratio is 17.9 and forward price to earnings ratio 15.5, Price/Sales 3.6 and Price/Book ratio 6.1. Dividend Yield: 2.4 percent. The company raised dividends for 34 years.

3. Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) is acting within the industrial equipment and components industry. The company has a market capitalization of $33.8 billion, generates revenues in an amount of $23.5 billion and a net income of $2.3 billion. It follows P/E ratio is 15.1 and forward price to earnings ratio 12.3, Price/Sales 1.4 and Price/Book ratio 3.1. Dividend Yield: 3.0 percent. The company raised dividends for 54 years.


Disclosure: I am long MCD.