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19 Stocks Building Superior Long-Term Returns With Higher Dividends

|Includes:AGO, BMS, CCE, CME, DFZ, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS), ES, GAS, LB, LOAN, MAT, MDP, OTTR, PFG, PPL, SPG, SU, TWX, UNP

Ned Davis Research examined the relative performances of stocks between 1972 and 2006 and established a link between rising dividends and superior long-term returns. The study found S&P 500 stocks that consistently increased their dividends returned 10.4% total return (dividends + share price appreciation), while those that did not increase their dividends returned only 8.2%. The 2.2% advantage of the dividend raisers would equate to an additional $1,802 per $100 invested in 1972...

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Stocks: DPS, UNP, MAT, TWX, CCE, BMS, MDP, GAS, PPL, CME, AGO, ES, LOAN, DFZ, SU, PFG, OTTR, LB, SPG