Stocks from the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index with buy or better recommendation originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Stocks from the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index are very popular because of the high-quality long-term growth of the index members. 54 companies are part of the index and every stock has managed to increase dividends over a period of more than 25 consecutive years.
54 stocks is still a huge number for an investor with small pockets. Over the whole world are more than 60,000 tradable equities and I believe that around 300 of them are very good long-term picks. Some of them come from a foreign country like Inditex, LVMH or Swatch.
I always look for good investments which give me a great long-term growing income. In America I found the most of those stocks. I don't know why, maybe it's because America is the world's biggest economy with a strong focus on growth and investor satisfaction.
However, I need to limit my screen for today and I like to highlight those stocks from the Dividend Aristocrats Index with the highest recommendation level. Linked is a list of the 20 Aristocrats most buy rated stocks from the index. Please let me know if there are some interesting stocks for you.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 20.73 and forward P/E ratio is 14.68. The dividend yield has a value of 2.54 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.24 and price to sales ratio 2.11. The operating margin amounts to 15.32 percent and the beta ratio is 0.92. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.06.
Related stock ticker symbols:
CAH, MHP, ECL, VFC, PNR, PPG, TGT, PEP, CVX, DOV, JNJ, KO, PG, NUE, SWK, MDT, TROW, LEG, MCD, GWW, ETE