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October 2019 Dividend Aristocrats List | See All 57 Now

|About: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Includes: MMM, PG
Summary

Dividend Aristocrats are a group of 57 stocks in the S&P 500 Index with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases.

Dividend growth investors should favor these high-quality businesses.

This article is updated monthly, including performance data.

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of 57 S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.

They are the ‘best of the best’ dividend growth stocks. The Dividend Aristocrats have a long history of outperforming the market.

The requirements to be a Dividend Aristocrat are:

  • Be in the S&P 500
  • Have 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases
  • Meet certain minimum size & liquidity requirements

There are currently 57 Dividend Aristocrats, including well-known dividend stocks like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Procter & Gamble (PG) and 3M (MMM).

All Dividend Aristocrats are high quality businesses based on their long dividend histories. A company cannot pay rising dividends for 25+ years without having a strong and durable competitive advantage.

But not all Dividend Aristocrats make equally good investments today. That’s where the spreadsheet in this article comes into play. You can use the Dividend Aristocrats spreadsheet to quickly find quality dividend investment ideas.

The list of all 57 Dividend Aristocrats is valuable because it gives you a concise list of all S&P 500 stocks with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases (that also meet certain minimum size and liquidity requirements).

These are businesses that have both the desire and ability to pay shareholders rising dividends year-after-year. This is a rare combination.

Together, these two criteria are powerful – but they are not enough. Value must be considered as well.

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