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In light of low bond yields and the threat of interest rate risk, investing in dividend companies is attractive because of higher current yields and the opportunity for dividend growth. Income investors searching for growing dividends could benefit by adding chemical companies to their portfolios.

The following dividend paying stocks were screened for their long-term performance. Each of the following chemical companies pays a dividend in excess of the 10-year treasury yield and had over a 5% average annual increase in dividend payments over the past 10 years. Thus, each of these dividend stocks pays more than treasuries and has a long-term trend of dividend growth, which is better than the static interest payments on fixed-rate treasuries.

Price multiples, dividend histories, and return of equity histories are provided below:

Aceto Corp. (ACET) recently traded at $6.79 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 2.9% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of ACET paid a total of $1.53 in dividends. Of these dividend payments, a total of $0.98 was paid in the last five years.

ACET shareholders have sustained a -0.6% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this micro-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 1.1, a price-to-earnings multiple of 20.2, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.4 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders enjoyed an 8.8% average annual return on equity.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD) recently traded at $89.91 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 2.6% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of APD paid a total of $14.45 in dividends.

APD shareholders have seen a 5.8% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this large-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 3.3, a price-to-earnings multiple of 16.1, and a price-to-sales multiple of 1.9 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders enjoyed a 16.4% average annual return on equity.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) recently traded at $54.57 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 2.3% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of IFF paid a total of $7.90 in dividends. Of these dividend payments, a total of $4.65 was paid in the last five years.

IFF shareholders have seen a 5.1% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this mid-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 3.7, a price-to-earnings multiple of 15.1, and a price-to-sales multiple of 1.6 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders saw a 27.7% average annual return on equity.

RPM International Inc. (RPM) recently traded at $24.06 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 3.6% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of RPM paid a total of $6.68 in dividends. Of these dividend payments, a total of $3.89 was paid in the last five years.

RPM shareholders have sustained a -1.2% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this mid-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 2.5, a price-to-earnings multiple of 15.9, and a price-to-sales multiple of 0.9 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders enjoyed a 10.1% average annual return on equity.

Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. (TNH) recently traded at $184.23 per share. At this price level, the stock has a 7.8% dividend yield. For 10 out of the past 10 fiscal years, a share of TNH paid a total of $44.36 in dividends. Of these dividend payments, a total of $38.57 was paid in the last five years.

TNH shareholders have seen a 6.9% change in share price over the past year. Shares of this mid-cap stock trade at a price-to-book ratio of 12.5, a price-to-earnings multiple of 12.8, and a price-to-sales multiple of 4.5 (trailing twelve months). Over the past decade shareholders saw a 44.6% average annual return on equity.

Clearly there are some attractive dividend yields and dividend histories on this list of chemical stocks.

Source: Dividend Bubbling Chemical Companies