Stocks with a long dividend history and consecutive increasing dividends are excellent candidates for a dividend income investor. Dividends are the main wealth contributor and they deliver nearly one third of the annual return in the long-run.
The average dividend-yield of the Dividend Contenders list amounts to 2.83 percent while the average payout ratio is 0.74. The average P/E ratio is calculated with 23.62, price to sales ratio with 2.28 and price to book ratio with 3.24. Total debt to assets ratio is 17.57 leads to a return on equity of 16.12 percent. The operating margin amounts to 18.62 percent. Companies are traded at AMEX, NYSE, NASDAQ as well as being part of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite.
Here is the table of 10 Dividend Contenders with some fundamentals:
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CAT, CVX, CHD, CIZN, CBU, COP, OFC, CFR, DFG, DCI