Dividend stocks with more than 50 years of consecutive dividend growth originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". As many of you have seen, dividend growth is wonderful tool. A steadily growing passive income from stock market or trading activities is the dream of most of us but nearly all fail.
90% of the investors don't put their money into long-term growth stocks.
Sure, everybody talks about solid dividend stocks and dividend growth as well as value, but in the end, they became influenced by hotter themes and buy Apple or Research in Motion.
Dividend growth is not a solution trigger for wealth but dividend growth includes some values that help you to avoid the real big mistakes. At least you should realize a long-term return of 8 percent or more.
Today, I like to show you all stocks with the longest history of consecutive dividend growth, also named as dividend kings. Those are stocks with more than 50 years of consecutive hikes. Only a small group of 15 companies joined this exclusive class.
I personally own nearly ¼ of these selections. Most come from the Dow Jones and they are core investments. Nine of the dividend kings are currently recommended to buy.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 18.07 and forward P/E ratio is 16.40. The dividend yield has a value of 2.86 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.97 and price to sales ratio 1.78. The operating margin amounts to 14.85 percent and the beta ratio is 0.76. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.59.
Related stock ticker symbols:
VVC, NWN, DBD, CINF, JNJ, PG, EMR, GPC, KO, AWR, MMM, LANC, DOV, PH, LOW