Dividend Aristocrats At New One-Year Highs Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend Aristocrats are stocks with a history of rising dividends of more than 25 consecutive years and a member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index. The index measures the performance of large cap, blue chip companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a policy of increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. 51 stocks belong to the index and the current year to date performance amounts to 7.49 percent. Dividend Aristocrats are perfect stocks but only eight of them recently crossed new 52-Week highs. 29 stocks from the index are five percent below new highs. That's a great quality measure of the index. Here are the top stocks at new highs:
Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 19.21 and forward P/E ratio is 13.72. The dividend yield has a value of 2.10 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.33 and price to sales ratio 1.57. The operating margin amounts to 12.50 percent. Finally, the return on equity has a fantastic ratio of 22.92 percent and the return on investment follows with a value of 12.03 percent. The average stock is 0.73 percent below new 52-Week highs.
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