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Performance Dividend Aristocrats 2019 So Far

|About: ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOBL), Includes: ABBV, CTAS, MMM, SPGI, TGT, WBA

The Dividend Aristocrats are companies of the S&P 500 that have paid steadily increasing dividends for at least 25 years have outperformed the broader market over time.

This article lists the current top-performers and Laggards of the Dividend Aristocrat constituents and their YtD returns.

By showing the year-to-date performance of the Dividend Aristocrats, some active dividend growth investors may be able identify bargains and overbought stocks.

The year 2019 is so far very successful for the (US) Dividend Aristocrats. The Aristocrats posted a +1.27% return in October and are up 21.82% for the year. Three Aristocrats already achieved performances above 50% this year.

Retailer Target Corporations (TGT) is leading the top performers with a plus of almost 65%. Also, Cintas (CTAS) and S&P Global (SPGI) are showing a performance above 50% this year.

Laggards in 2019 are Walgreen Boots (WBA), 3M Company (MMM) and AbbVie (ABBV). AbbVie will probably find the way up, since it exceeded earnings expectations, raised the 2020 outlook and increased its quarterly dividend by 10%, on November 1st.


Disclosure: I am/we are long NOBL.