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A note on different dividends growth patterns

Most common dividends growth patterns are

1) Liniar as for example for Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX):

2) Exponential as for example for Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG): 
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Note that bottom graph has semi-log scale.

The pattern should be considered for the dividends growth rate calculations.

I own PG and MSEX.