Here is a current sheet of stocks that increased their dividends from 10 to 24 consecutive years (U.S. Dividend Contenders). This article will be divided into several parts; more than 114 Dividend Contenders will be presented. The list is sorted alphabetically.
The average dividend-yield of the Dividend Contenders list amounts to 3.06 percent while the average payout ratio is 0.59. The average P/E ratio is calculated with 21.30, price to sales ratio with 2.41 and price to book ratio with 2.82. Total debt to assets ratio is 13.94 leads to a return on equity of 13.50 percent. The operating margin amounts to 17.67 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:
Related stock ticker symbols:
MKC, MGRC, MCY, MDP, VIVO, MPR, MON, MUR, NST, NKSH