How Are the S&P's Dividend Aristocrats Performing?

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Includes: ABT, ADM, ADP, AFL, APD, AVY, BBT, BCR, BDX, BMS, CB, CINF, CLX, CTL, DOV, ED, EMR, FDO, GCI, GE, JCI, JNJ, KMB, KO, LEG, LLY, LM, LOW, MCD, MMM, MTB, PBI, PEP, PFE, PG, PGR, PPG, ROH, SHW, SIAL, SPGI, STR, STT, SVU, SWK, TEG, TGT, USB, VFC, WBA, WMT, XOM
by: David I. Templeton, CFA

It seems it has been some time since I updated the performance of Standard & Poor's Dividend Aristocrats. Year to date through November 4, 2009, the Aristocrats have generated a better return than the Dow Jones Industrial Index, 12.2% versus 11.7%, respectively. However, the Aristocrats performance has trailed the return on the S & P 500 Index's return of 15.9%.

In the below table, I have shaded the rows for those companies that have cut their dividend this year.

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